Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2007/10/30

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Subject: [Leica] if my leica was a pocket watch, which pocket watch would it be?
From: 54moggie at (Robert Lilley)
Date: Tue Oct 30 15:30:04 2007
References: <BAY110-F366B349E4EA0A4F2CFC13087920@phx.gbl>


There's a whole host of people at the National Association of Watch  
and Clock Collectors (NAWCC) who could help you get your Hamilton  
fixed.  I can't imagine taking my Leica on a Flexible Flyer either  
for that matter.


On Oct 30, 2007, at 6:22 PM, Richard Coutant wrote:

> Do be careful, though.  Years ago I used to carry my great-uncle's  
> gold Hamilton in my levi's, and one winter's day I took a few runs  
> on a Flexible Flyer, prone, down a long steep icy washboard road,  
> and afterward when I took it to the watchmaker because it had  
> ceased to run I was told that I had pounded several of the jewels  
> into powder.
> I think that watch mechanisms, by and large, are less robust and  
> tolerant of abuse than a Leica.
> Richard
>> I always liked pocket watches, to this day. But nobody ever gave  
>> me  one and I never bought one. Actually I'd like one right now  
>> but now  that I'm retired I don't care what time it is. You got a  
>> nice one. As  for which pocket? In the Levi's pocket watch pocket  
>> of course.
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