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 Post subject: Around The World Hamilton
PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:35 am 
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It's been talked about for ages but Dan has finally prompted me into it..... Kicking off the Amazing, Around The World, Travelling Hamilton Hayden!

Here's the plan. With some help from Dan in the Maintenance Department, my Hayden has taken the first "public" leg of its around the world journey. It may be coming your way and, if it does turn up, then all you need to do is take a photo of it with you, preferably with some landmark in the background to prove its bona-fides. (May I suggest you resize the pics to 500 pixels wide to keep them standardised for this thread). After that send it to another person from this community - "who" is up to you, but the spirit of the exercise is for the watch to travel far and wide.

We know the ATW Hayden started life in PA in about 1949-50 and presumably there it stayed until it went to Perth Australia in 2010. In February 2012 it was transported by sea to Durban, South Africa via Singapore and from there by road through Zimbabwe into Zambia, arriving there on 28 May. Unfortunately there is no photographic record of these legs of the journey.

On 15 August it travelled by air back to Perth and then by air to PA to be ministered to by Dan. Who knows where it will turn up next and where its journey will end!

(For clarity's sake let's assume the watch remains my property until further notice)

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 Post subject: Re: Around The World Hamilton
PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 1:15 pm 
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Very cool! If it needs a tour of the Motown Museum... or perhaps the old Packard Plant, let me know. ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Around The World Hamilton
PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 1:25 pm 
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It's a great idea whose time has come. 8-)

When Rick gets it, maybe he can save the shipping charges and just pass it on to me over dinner or something. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Around The World Hamilton
PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 2:27 pm 
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Okay - so here's me and this freshly serviced Hayden looking for it's next home. First to PM me gets it next... assuming you include your address.

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 Post subject: Re: Around The World Hamilton
PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 6:02 pm 
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Send it my way. I pm'd you..


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 Post subject: Re: Around The World Hamilton
PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 6:27 pm 
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A bunch of fanatics is what we have here! Count me in if you need an Asian stop. Just make sure to talk to me first as the post can be dodgy in these parts.

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 Post subject: Re: Around The World Hamilton
PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 8:09 pm 
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I'll host it in Chicago if wanted. No, I won't get it near the lake. Haha.


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 Post subject: Re: Around The World Hamilton
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MPassaro wrote:
I'll host it in Chicago if wanted. No, I won't get it near the lake. Haha.


It's a Hamilton... wear it ice fishing! ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Around The World Hamilton
PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 2:57 pm 
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Roger's Hayden has made its way to Waukesha, Wisconsin today. I changed its shoes on a whim and I like the results. If Roger likes it, I'll leave it on and it's his. Plus it may be a better fit on larger wrists (Mark ;) :lol:) Let me know if the strap needs to go on before I send it on its way in a day or two. I've got an interesting site for a photo op tomorrow. I've also stickied this thread so it stays towards the top of the Hamilton Forum.

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This is Max, our 18 year old blue & gold macaw.

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 Post subject: Re: Around The World Hamilton
PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 4:18 pm 
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That looks sensational Tom!

But overshadowed by the magnificent macaw!!

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