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Jul 24, 2022 18:01:54   #
creativ simon Loc: Coulsdon, South London
 
I will start the challenge with time pieces, way back thousands of years ago time was told by sundials and different water devices and then we got around to clocks and in 1505 Peter Henlein created the first pocket watch and it wasn't until 1810 that Abraham Louis Breguet created a wristwatch for the Queen of Naples, this caught on with the ladies but it took a fare while before men started wearing them. We seem to have come a long way since then.
Would be very interested to see your timepieces and the story behind them, if any.

Part of my collection, most of these are in working condition
Part of my collection, most of these are in workin...
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The 2 clocks i have in my lounge, English and China time
The 2 clocks i have in my lounge, English and Chin...
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One of my favourites, simple but does exactly what it is supposed to do, tell the time
One of my favourites, simple but does exactly what...
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Work in progress
Work in progress...
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A future purchase, maybe !
A future purchase, maybe !...

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Jul 24, 2022 18:38:16   #
cdayton
 
Nice collection.

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Jul 24, 2022 18:40:37   #
creativ simon Loc: Coulsdon, South London
 
cdayton wrote:
Nice collection.


Thank you cdayton, there will be more tomorrow

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Jul 24, 2022 18:51:34   #
William Loc: Mississippi
 
wasn't your father a watch tech

3rd frame is my pick

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Jul 24, 2022 19:02:08   #
11bravo
 
Couple of decades ago, I was on a temp assignment in Zurich, Switzerland. One weekend afternoon, beautiful day, sunny, blue sky, standing in a crowded bar with the windows open, enjoying the vibe. Started talking to a VERY attractive Swiss woman next to me, she very stylishly attired. She couldn't speak English, I couldn't speak French, but we settled on Italian. She was going on and on about how great anything made in Switzerland was, prime example being watches. On and on and ON about how I should buy a Swiss watch and I'd be a fool if I didn't take the opportunity to buy one right here in the motherland. I told her I had a Swiss watch, holding up my wrist (photo below). The look of horror and disgust on her face was priceless: "That's NOT a Swiss watch!!!" I replied, "Of course it is, I bought it right here in Zurich..." She just didn't see the humor and any fantasy I had disappeared along with her into the crowd.

[i]Swiss watch[/i]
[i]Swiss watch[/i]...

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Jul 24, 2022 19:45:23   #
creativ simon Loc: Coulsdon, South London
 
William wrote:
wasn't your father a watch tech

3rd frame is my pick


Yes he was Bill

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Jul 24, 2022 19:48:19   #
creativ simon Loc: Coulsdon, South London
 
11bravo wrote:
Couple of decades ago, I was on a temp assignment in Zurich, Switzerland. One weekend afternoon, beautiful day, sunny, blue sky, standing in a crowded bar with the windows open, enjoying the vibe. Started talking to a VERY attractive Swiss woman next to me, she very stylishly attired. She couldn't speak English, I couldn't speak French, but we settled on Italian. She was going on and on about how great anything made in Switzerland was, prime example being watches. On and on and ON about how I should buy a Swiss watch and I'd be a fool if I didn't take the opportunity to buy one right here in the motherland. I told her I had a Swiss watch, holding up my wrist (photo below). The look of horror and disgust on her face was priceless: "That's NOT a Swiss watch!!!" I replied, "Of course it is, I bought it right here in Zurich..." She just didn't see the humor and any fantasy I had disappeared along with her into the crowd.
Couple of decades ago, I was on a temp assignment ... (show quote)


Ha ha great story, you may have lost a good woman but don't worry you still have the Swiss watch😁😁

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Jul 24, 2022 21:37:04   #
PAToGraphy Loc: Portland ME area
 
The famous "Floral Clock" in Niagara Falls, Ontario. All the electricity lines are from one of the hydro sites near the Falls, I've seen prettier color combinations, but .... the face of the clock is nothing but flowers/plants. The "Aero Car" is a like a cable car and it takes you over the Niagara River as it exits the Falls. Not for the faint of heart.



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Jul 24, 2022 23:01:41   #
Bob Yankle Loc: Burlington, NC
 
The Clock Tower at Elon University, a rather traditional look in the South.



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Jul 25, 2022 03:21:37   #
creativ simon Loc: Coulsdon, South London
 
PAToGraphy wrote:
The famous "Floral Clock" in Niagara Falls, Ontario. All the electricity lines are from one of the hydro sites near the Falls, I've seen prettier color combinations, but .... the face of the clock is nothing but flowers/plants. The "Aero Car" is a like a cable car and it takes you over the Niagara River as it exits the Falls. Not for the faint of heart.


Amazing clock Pat, did you take the cable car ride???

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Jul 25, 2022 03:26:31   #
creativ simon Loc: Coulsdon, South London
 
Bob Yankle wrote:
The Clock Tower at Elon University, a rather traditional look in the South.


I have a liking for Clocktowers and this one is a beauty, white whites, pin sharp, well composed, what's not to like πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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Jul 25, 2022 10:12:20   #
St.Mary's
 
Once read that the wrist watch came into its own thanks to WWI, when a pocket watch became impractical in a combat situation.

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Jul 25, 2022 10:52:47   #
creativ simon Loc: Coulsdon, South London
 
St.Mary's wrote:
Once read that the wrist watch came into its own thanks to WWI, when a pocket watch became impractical in a combat situation.


You are quite correct the transition from pocket watch to wrist watch took place due to WW1

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Jul 25, 2022 14:00:37   #
Photogirl17 Loc: Glenwood, Ark.
 
creativ simon wrote:
I will start the challenge with time pieces, way back thousands of years ago time was told by sundials and different water devices and then we got around to clocks and in 1505 Peter Henlein created the first pocket watch and it wasn't until 1810 that Abraham Louis Breguet created a wristwatch for the Queen of Naples, this caught on with the ladies but it took a fare while before men started wearing them. We seem to have come a long way since then.
Would be very interested to see your timepieces and the story behind them, if any.
I will start the challenge with time pieces, way b... (show quote)


Very nice collection Simon, wonderful Start for Time.

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Jul 25, 2022 14:02:32   #
Photogirl17 Loc: Glenwood, Ark.
 
11bravo wrote:
Couple of decades ago, I was on a temp assignment in Zurich, Switzerland. One weekend afternoon, beautiful day, sunny, blue sky, standing in a crowded bar with the windows open, enjoying the vibe. Started talking to a VERY attractive Swiss woman next to me, she very stylishly attired. She couldn't speak English, I couldn't speak French, but we settled on Italian. She was going on and on about how great anything made in Switzerland was, prime example being watches. On and on and ON about how I should buy a Swiss watch and I'd be a fool if I didn't take the opportunity to buy one right here in the motherland. I told her I had a Swiss watch, holding up my wrist (photo below). The look of horror and disgust on her face was priceless: "That's NOT a Swiss watch!!!" I replied, "Of course it is, I bought it right here in Zurich..." She just didn't see the humor and any fantasy I had disappeared along with her into the crowd.
Couple of decades ago, I was on a temp assignment ... (show quote)


Nice watch.

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