[time-nuts] Am I the only Time Nut who doesn't wear a watch?
pete at petelancashire.com
Fri Jul 8 16:29:04 UTC 2011
I thouth as well that it was just a cheapie, but when I got it I took
it to get it cleaned and to replace the crystal. My watch/clock guy
was quite surprised. It was not gold plated but 14ct gold, cheapies
where 10ct or plated.
I don't have the info with me but he told me it was not your usual
gift watch for a 'worker' and in 1968 would have
cost around $150.
another favorite one i got at a junk store and had fixed was a gift to
a Westinghouse Elevator employee, on the
face the 1-12 are replaced with W E S T I N G H O U S E and on the
back 'for 20 years service, the person name
and 'what goes up must come down'.
On Fri, Jul 8, 2011 at 8:51 AM, Chuck Harris <cfharris at erols.com> wrote:
> Actually, that still happens quite a lot. A nice looking, but not high
> end gold plated watch can be had very cheaply these days. I get catalogs
> addressed to my business that have engraved gold retirement watches anywhere
> from $30 to thousands. It is mostly just symbolic... in *my* grandfather's
> day, it *was* your retirement compensation. I think you were expected to
> it, or pawn it...
> -Chuck Harris
> Pete Lancashire wrote:
>> How may factory workers get an engraved 17 jewel watch when they retire
>> now days ?
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