Friday in Kamloops B.C. What are you wearing?

Friday in Kamloops B.C. What are you wearing?

Joined: February 28th, 2006, 10:40 pm

March 16th, 2012, 4:55 pm #1

I brought my trusty Sawtooth on this run. Sorry for no pic... Posting hsing my Android phone.
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Joined: May 27th, 2008, 11:04 am

March 16th, 2012, 10:29 pm #2

Just got this Homer railroad watch - these were issued to Japanese railways employees and I'd been looking for one for a while:



Back has the Showa era date of 50 = 1975:



If anyone can tell me what the Japanese text says I'd appreciate it


Stephen
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Joined: October 25th, 2005, 9:59 pm

March 16th, 2012, 10:50 pm #3

the 2 in parenthesis the wife is not sure but would have to check google Japan to find the old meaning of those Kanji letters. Seems some of those watches had only the first 2 letters. The wife found a site on those watches ...a blogg...in Japanese of course. The wife figures it means West.....Japanese Railroad WEST. The wife says there are the two railway East and railway West. The Kanji in the parenthesis is a fancy way of writing WEST.
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Joined: May 27th, 2008, 11:04 am

March 16th, 2012, 11:07 pm #4

or rather thanks to your wife! that's really helpful, and much appreciated,

All the best,
Stephen
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Joined: October 25th, 2005, 9:59 pm

March 16th, 2012, 11:15 pm #5

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Joined: October 25th, 2005, 9:59 pm

March 16th, 2012, 11:53 pm #6

or rather thanks to your wife! that's really helpful, and much appreciated,

All the best,
Stephen
of things....

http://blog.goo.ne.jp/owl174/e/2840f306 ... c24394a0ff
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Joined: May 27th, 2008, 11:04 am

March 17th, 2012, 12:52 am #7

Excellent, thanks again Thian /nt
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Joined: June 19th, 2009, 6:51 pm

March 17th, 2012, 1:17 am #8

Just got this Homer railroad watch - these were issued to Japanese railways employees and I'd been looking for one for a while:



Back has the Showa era date of 50 = 1975:



If anyone can tell me what the Japanese text says I'd appreciate it


Stephen
and meant to comment but was at work.

Sorry, I can't tell you what the Japanese script says but I did want to say I agree with your comment in the other place that this watch leaves nothing to want.
It is simple, distinctive, classic and does the important jobs it was designed for...plus it looks pretty good for it's age!

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Joined: May 5th, 2009, 1:22 pm

March 17th, 2012, 9:43 am #9

Just got this Homer railroad watch - these were issued to Japanese railways employees and I'd been looking for one for a while:



Back has the Showa era date of 50 = 1975:



If anyone can tell me what the Japanese text says I'd appreciate it


Stephen
'Second stopping'; does that mean hacking? I guess it does because you've got the crown out in the photo.
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Joined: May 27th, 2008, 11:04 am

March 17th, 2012, 12:09 pm #10

...is hacking. I believe these watches were issued to conductors on the trains, so they could be synchronised. The punctuality of Japanese trains is legendary of course.

Stephen
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