[time-nuts] Am I the only Time Nut who doesn't wear a watch?
cfharris at erols.com
Fri Jul 8 19:21:33 UTC 2011
I wasn't implying that it was a cheapie... though most of the more expensive
watches are at least 21J... A solid gold case will bring the price up pdq!
I was just saying that a lot of companies are giving "gold" watches to any
employee that hangs on long enough to retire. The cost of that gift isn't
necessarily high enough to preclude the gesture.
I think the sentiment behind a company giving a treasured employee a gold
watch on retirement is a very nice one... hopefully there will be some sort
of pension to go along with it... In my grandfather's day, that wasn't often
the case. The watch *was* the pension.
Pete Lancashire wrote:
> 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'.
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