Sunday, August 08, 2010

Old Plus New

I almost always carry a pocket watch. Wristwatches are just too sweaty for me (or maybe, I'm too sweaty for the wristwatch...). Anyway, I have a nice goldtone Jules Jurgensen quartz watch, made in Denmark, that my dad bought me as a gift many years ago. It is kind of small, but well-made and elegant.

I also have a Russian Molnija pocket watch (80% handmade, though unfortunately, they are no longer being manufactured as of 2007). It is silvertone, standard-sized, with a mechanical jeweled movement, and it was made in Chelyabinsk, Siberia, home of the Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit and pastor Vladislav Ivanov.

The above video is an interesting way to recycle an old case with a new movement. I'm posting here just 'cuz.

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