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Default My first key wind pocket watch. .

Stopped in Taupo and found this key wind pocket watch at Antique Shop.. sold as is for price of the silver...











Pilbrow's provided me with a key.. :thumbup:

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Nice!
Don't believe I've ever seen a key winder.....does it pre-date the "standard" hand wind pocket watch?
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Nice!
Don't believe I've ever seen a key winder.....does it pre-date the "standard" hand wind pocket watch?
Yes.. wind using key in outer hole and set time with key using the center hole..
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When I was a wee lad - my paternal grandfather kept a key winder in his vest pocket. Styles change - but the majesty of a silver pocket watch - especially those ones with a chain across the front of the vest is the fashion statement of an era stuck in my childhood memory.

Thank you for sharing such a fine example of a bygone era Tony ...
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Was that when you went to the presidential inauguration of Ulysses S. Grant, Mikie?

All kidding aside, my paternal great grandfather was a liveryman in Wichita, Kansas, keeping track of the many east-west and vice-versa stage coaches that came through the small city. His watch of choice was his father's (my great-great granddad, also a liveryman) key-wound pocket watch. Unfortunately, that watch was left to a nephew on the maternal side of the family, and it has "gone missing" ever since. Nonetheless, thanks for reminding me of my family's rich history with this superb post, Tony.

Oh, I almost forgot: is there a prognosis as to its once again being operable? (That means "is it gonna work again?" for those of you in Rio Lindo...)
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Was that when you went to the presidential inauguration of Ulysses S. Grant, Mikie?

All kidding aside, my paternal great grandfather was a liveryman in Wichita, Kansas, keeping track of the many east-west and vice-versa stage coaches that came through the small city. His watch of choice was his father's (my great-great granddad, also a liveryman) key-wound pocket watch. Unfortunately, that watch was left to a nephew on the maternal side of the family, and it has "gone missing" ever since. Nonetheless, thanks for reminding me of my family's rich history with this superb post, Tony.

Oh, I almost forgot: is there a prognosis as to its once again being operable? (That means "is it gonna work again?" for those of you in Rio Lindo...)
Hi Mort,

Thought I mentioned.. it is alive...
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