It's Vintage Thursday so what ole watch ya wearin' ?

It's Vintage Thursday so what ole watch ya wearin' ?

Joined: June 29th, 2005, 8:21 pm

November 24th, 2010, 11:37 am #1

Thought I'd give my 6139-6002 on it's OEM Stelux bracelet some wist time for the next few days over the holiday.

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

November 24th, 2010, 12:04 pm #2

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

November 24th, 2010, 12:37 pm #3

Thought I'd give my 6139-6002 on it's OEM Stelux bracelet some wist time for the next few days over the holiday.

so how did you get there so soon in Texas?

That's a nice Seiko. I once saw a Swiss knockoff by Sicura. I guess that makes the Seiko officially 'iconic'.

Here's the vintage on my wrist right now:



Guildhall, made in 1950 by Newmark.

And here's a hat probably made within a year or two of the watch; Stetson, made in Australia:

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Joined: June 29th, 2005, 8:21 pm

November 24th, 2010, 12:54 pm #4

.... what's a day or so between WIS's I guess I need to reset my 6139
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November 24th, 2010, 12:58 pm #5

so how did you get there so soon in Texas?

That's a nice Seiko. I once saw a Swiss knockoff by Sicura. I guess that makes the Seiko officially 'iconic'.

Here's the vintage on my wrist right now:



Guildhall, made in 1950 by Newmark.

And here's a hat probably made within a year or two of the watch; Stetson, made in Australia:

... interesting how none of the Aussie's on the Lounge only have new Akubra's but none of them either have or show interest in collecting any of the vintage Akubras's. Still no word from Akubra about your Warwick even after 3 mails. Oh well
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Joined: May 5th, 2009, 1:22 pm

November 24th, 2010, 2:08 pm #6

My grandfather's hat is an Australian-made Stetson, but I don't think it was made by Akubra. Chances are back then there were a few more hat-makers in this country than there are now. If fact, given that this hat was sold exclusively by Aherns department store, it may even have been made here in Perth, but I've no idea how to track down any more info on that.

Here's the inside of the hat:







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Joined: May 27th, 2008, 11:04 am

November 24th, 2010, 2:43 pm #7

Thought I'd give my 6139-6002 on it's OEM Stelux bracelet some wist time for the next few days over the holiday.



but which now looks like this:




Stephen
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Joined: June 29th, 2005, 8:21 pm

November 24th, 2010, 2:44 pm #8

My grandfather's hat is an Australian-made Stetson, but I don't think it was made by Akubra. Chances are back then there were a few more hat-makers in this country than there are now. If fact, given that this hat was sold exclusively by Aherns department store, it may even have been made here in Perth, but I've no idea how to track down any more info on that.

Here's the inside of the hat:







... Akubra had the sole contract to make Stetsons in Australia during the 50's. Had to do with import taxes of course
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Joined: November 24th, 2007, 4:36 am

November 24th, 2010, 3:08 pm #9

Thought I'd give my 6139-6002 on it's OEM Stelux bracelet some wist time for the next few days over the holiday.

do have a new quartz pocket watch with chain that was given to me as a retirement gift from a girl that works with me. Sorry no picture yet. It is a dark bronze pvd with a unique bronze dial. This is my last day of work for the week and then next week, I will work half days Monday and Tuesday before hitting the road to do an almost endless honeydo list that the missus has prepared.

Boomtown

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Joined: November 24th, 2007, 4:36 am

November 24th, 2010, 3:15 pm #10



but which now looks like this:




Stephen




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