Watches and Trains 馃殏

I was at a train show in Ventura, California and was surrounded by people with different walks of life but bound together with a common love - 馃殏 Trains.

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Everyone looked so happy and you could sense people were really passionate about their hobby, their love.. trains..

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I wish all of us are bound together by our commonalities than our differences. And that鈥檚 why I love the WatchCrunch family.. the love for watches and the appreciation for the art.

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So had to buy something to mark the occasion that signifies one passion (trains) to another (watches) - a pocket watch

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So many ways to combine those hobbies! I jest. I grew up in a home where the entire basement was an HO railway complete with a mountain, three bridges, two stations and a spiral tunnel. I ran that railway often and so technically I am an "electrical engineer".

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Shakespeare
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So many ways to combine those hobbies! I jest. I grew up in a home where the entire basement was an HO railway complete with a mountain, three bridges, two stations and a spiral tunnel. I ran that railway often and so technically I am an "electrical engineer".

You sound like engineer.. What an amazing hobby to have.. I am inclined towards it.. just need to buy a bigger house with a dedicated room for train tracks.. My wife is already troubled with my watches, now I have figure out a way to talk about trains.. 馃

Dude trains are awesome. I live in a Victorian Railway town and come from the same County this picture was taken in.

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I'm still in mourning cuz these have retired

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I don't think they ever jumped across the Atlantic did they?

Scooby

Dude trains are awesome. I live in a Victorian Railway town and come from the same County this picture was taken in.

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I'm still in mourning cuz these have retired

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I don't think they ever jumped across the Atlantic did they?

The only British steam that I know of making it to the Americas (and Australia, I think) was the Flying Scotsman. The HST never made it.

https://youtu.be/Z84gDPSTZ_A

Scooby

Dude trains are awesome. I live in a Victorian Railway town and come from the same County this picture was taken in.

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I'm still in mourning cuz these have retired

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I don't think they ever jumped across the Atlantic did they?

I had always liked trains and their ability to move people and goods. But now I have a new appreciation for engineering and the work that goes into making the locomotive move. These trains also remind me that simplicity can be so perfect.

I have an old Lionel set from the early 1960's. I take it out with the Christmas stuff every year and set it up....I'm shocked it still works as it is over 55 years old.

That reminds me of a model train museum that I've been forgetting to actually go to for years now. Anyway, the watch case seems somewhat similar to the first (okay, only) pocket watch I bought, which is a decidedly entry level Chinese thing purchased to try out the idea. I found that I enjoyed it a bit more after shortening the chain and tightening that latch for the front cover which had too much play. Actually, how the heck does that work with both front and back opening? Is the button two stages or something?

I think Oris made limited edition Oris Big Crown Waldenburgerbahn to commemorate rail connection which was historically important for Oris. Probably sold out, but still a nice piece

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Big H.O Scale fan. Lots of my trains date back to my Tyco sets from the 70鈥檚. And what a better watch to wear with them than my Lionel watch?

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DariusII

Big H.O Scale fan. Lots of my trains date back to my Tyco sets from the 70鈥檚. And what a better watch to wear with them than my Lionel watch?

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That鈥檚 a lovely set to go along with the watch

OscarKlosoff

That reminds me of a model train museum that I've been forgetting to actually go to for years now. Anyway, the watch case seems somewhat similar to the first (okay, only) pocket watch I bought, which is a decidedly entry level Chinese thing purchased to try out the idea. I found that I enjoyed it a bit more after shortening the chain and tightening that latch for the front cover which had too much play. Actually, how the heck does that work with both front and back opening? Is the button two stages or something?

The button opens both sides. It鈥檚 how you hold the watch opens the side of the watch. I hold one side down on the palm and the top side opens and vice a versa.

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Far from an actual railroad watch, but the lugs and the general appearance on this one makes me think of the face of old steam-engine type trains 馃し馃徎鈥嶁檪锔. I guess it's a chrono as well, which counts for something?