Friday, April 20, 2012

Heirlooms - My Great-Grandfather's Watch

As I posted a few weeks back, my auntie sent me something very special. This is my Great-Grandfather's watch. He was a minister in Whitman, MA. This was presented to him in June of 1951 to commemorate 25 years as the pastor of the First Congregational Church.

A gold filled Hamilton, hand winding.   And "size-wise" very much of it's era - I am now on the lookout for a 14 mm lug width strap!
Things were different then.  You got a watch (most likely) when you finished school, and then you got your "retirement" or "service" watch.  As I learned in my tour of Girard-Perregaux, there are still some companies that believe in these traditions.  Thank goodness!  Some things really shouldn't change.
In a world of second marriages, evil step-mothers - yes Martha in Jackson, TN - that means you - it's nice to have an aunt like mine - that keeps things together, that values the past, that you can always count on. So if you haven't done so lately, give your aunt a call!

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