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Just looking at my collection and thought it has a good mix from the past 100 years and shows the changing fashions of the times,

c:1897 Pocket watches were the timepiece of choice for most gentlemen
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Along came the Great war and wrist watches became readily available for the first time c:1918
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By the late twenties things were becoming very art deco
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and by the thirties watches were either dress
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or functional
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and when things got messy you could get allproof
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by the forties things had smartened up quite considerably
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and Bling was invented:-d
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watches were all purpose
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and jewellery retailers even had their own brands
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by the sixties things were getting very classy
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and sporty
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and the japanese were no slouches either
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dress watches were back in vouge
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even for the less affluent
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the seventies saw new technology (I know it was a sixties invention);-)
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watches got more extravagent
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then even more so
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and had lot's of features
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then along came quartz
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and fiberglass
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even the big names got swept along
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and the other major players
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then we get digital
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and partnerships
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the eighties see multifunction
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and LCD in a big way
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or timeless and classic
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and military chic is on the rise
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the nineties saw thin quartz as de rigueur
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then up to today and watches such as my Meridian are in vouge at 46mm across it's the same size as the 1897 pocket watch, full circle, cool
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Awwwwwwwwwe...... Awesome Collection you have there!!!
Awwwwwwwwwe...... Ouch! My jaws! (Can anybody help me here! Help!!! My Jaws Jammed!!!)
 

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Awwwwwwwwwe...... Awesome Collection you have there!!!
Awwwwwwwwwe...... Ouch! My jaws! (Can anybody help me here! Help!!! My Jaws Jammed!!!)

Thanks friend, just wish I could post pic's of all the watches in the collection and not just the edited highlights.

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Excellent collection and great thousandth post. Congrats on the milestone...
Funny Didn't notice that at the time:-d

The one I really like is the old REX.
Thanks it's at the watchmakers at the mo' looking forward to seeing it finished

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Congrats on the milestone post!

I know it can take a while putting together threads like this... But it's worth it.

Great thread and snap shot of your watches through the ages.
 
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Yes I fully agree it takes time but nice to see.
You should try to visit NAWCC "The History of the Wristwatch 1900 to Present"
It shows and explains it very well.

If anyone would like to see the graphics, which I think are fantastic.
Email me at :
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Once again. Great job
adam
 
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Great thread Matt.
Love the lugs and dial on the Everite. Also an inspired choice of strap - all comes together very nicely.
Everite used to run an advert on Radio Luxembourg many years ago with a very catchy slogan - so catchy that I can't remember it :) but something to do with H Samuel.
 
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Would you have a movement pic of the Graves?

Kind regards

Aditya

I'll upload one as soon as I can.

Great thread Matt.
Love the lugs and dial on the Everite. Also an inspired choice of strap - all comes together very nicely.
Everite used to run an advert on Radio Luxembourg many years ago with a very catchy slogan - so catchy that I can't remember it :) but something to do with H Samuel.
Glad you like the strap on the Everite it's the original NOS can be great.

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A GRAND assortment there Matt,and beffiting for a thousand posts.+1
 
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Very nice indeed
Thanks for this post
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