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SeikoJohn
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A treasured watch inheritance

Post by SeikoJohn on Fri May 04 2018, 18:55

My dad came for a visit today as he lives 100 miles away we do not see each other that often , halfway through the visit he handed me what looked like a small sunglasses case



upon opening it I saw a rather smart old Rotary watch with my immediate thoughts being please dont ask me to fix this as I wont be able to . He then told me to turn the watch over and look at the back .

This was my Grandfathers watch that he was presented with at his retirement . My dad explained that this is in with my inheritance but why wait until then I may as well have it now and appreciate it .

This Rotary is what I would call a proper dress watch , easy to read , clear display , and on a very comfy thin leather strap . I really like the seconds dial at the bottom .

This will not be worn very often by myself as it is such a special watch but will be taking pride of place in the display cabinet that we have .









Thanks for looking . John


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Re: A treasured watch inheritance

Post by domecurb on Fri May 04 2018, 19:48

wow what a gift its a beauty and 9ct i assume?
probably the last of the really good Rotary's and as good as any other fine watch at the time
well done a certainly worth treasuring..........."WELL JELL " Wink
when was its presented ? 1960 or 1985 ? it looks in superb condition


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Re: A treasured watch inheritance

Post by SeikoJohn on Fri May 04 2018, 19:51

Not aure if it is 9ct or not I may open the back at one point just to look at the movement.

The watch was presented in 1960


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Re: A treasured watch inheritance

Post by daff62 on Fri May 04 2018, 22:48

That’s a stunning looking vintage watch John and all the more special with it being your grandfathers . it’s great that your dad has kept it safe and has kindly decided now to pass it onto yourself. I’m sure you will enjoy wearing it on occasion & can appreciate how thrilled you must be to have something so special with its links to your family. Very Happy
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Re: A treasured watch inheritance

Post by Robti on Sat May 05 2018, 19:03

What a beautiful watch, a classic dress watch and what with the family history you must be very pleased with it, can I ask have you ever seen it before or was it a bolt from the blue
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Re: A treasured watch inheritance

Post by SeikoJohn on Sat May 05 2018, 19:38

@Robti wrote:What a beautiful watch, a classic dress watch and what with the family history you must be very pleased with it, can I ask have you ever seen it before or was it a bolt from the blue

I had heard about it in the past it came up in a conversation. He said this time though best to give me it now as he knows how much I enjoy watches and that I will appreciate it .


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