Grandfathers pocket watches

My wife had some pocket watches that were given to her by her grandparents before they passed.   Last mothers day I took them out of her drawer where they were kept went to good will purchased a art deco silver tree and made little hooks from wire coat hangers.   I then took pictures of her grandparents, she had, and framed them.   This was the end result.....   now she is able to wind them every day and look their faces and remember.    The watches are an early 1900 silver omega and 1932 plated gold longines.  

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On the white Omega, the sec hand is missing because I seen it was dragging on the dial.  I had removed it and put it in the box where the watch was kept so I can send it away for service and have it fixed.  Did not want the hand damage the dial more then what has been done

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I also have two that were giver to me by my parents. One was given to me by my father not long before he passed away. He said it was passed in the family from his grandfather to his father and now to me. The other belonged to my grandfather from my moms side. Both are 18/k gold and very beautiful. I have serviced them both to make them available for future generations. These are not leaving the family! Sadly there is not real opportunity to wear them unless pocket watches will come back in style in the future :)

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Vary nice.   Those time pieces are awsome.   Old movements are just nice to look at.   And the memories associated with them are priceless 

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I am mildly annoyed that mine are sidewinders, so they can't be hung and used as clocks. 

On the other hand, I actually have a watch in the watch pocket today (handy when your watch wrist gets scratched). If you're the right kind of anachronistic dandy, pocket watches give you an excuse to buy more vests, er waistcoats, than a normal modern person would have..

If anyone doesn't know that the watch chains can be as costly as the watch itself, be forewarned.