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New Generation of Vintage Collectors

#1 Post by JerseyMo » Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:18 am

While attending a graduation party recently I had conversation with a young watch collector and his dad. He told me he had many watches but sadly "all 4 of them" were broken.
"Wow 4 watches", I told him 4 watches is a good start and that I knew the perfect watch for him since he was a Boy Scout. So I added a new NATO style strap and gave the movement a tune up. Off it went out in the mail.
First pic is the model I sent but not the actual one.
Second pic is an excerpt of his note back to me. So who knows, maybe one day he will be posting on the internet about how he got started with vintage watch collecting.
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Re: New Generation of Vintage Collectors

#2 Post by vintagehamiltons » Sun Jun 18, 2017 2:20 pm

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Re: New Generation of Vintage Collectors

#3 Post by Tank » Sun Jun 18, 2017 3:03 pm

Very nice gesture and very cool watch.

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Re: New Generation of Vintage Collectors

#4 Post by inatime » Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:26 pm

Too cool Mo!
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Re: New Generation of Vintage Collectors

#5 Post by watchdoc » Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:22 am

Very cool Morris but let's see how it hold up to discovering girls.......... :lol:
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Re: New Generation of Vintage Collectors

#6 Post by JerseyMo » Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:05 pm

watchdoc wrote:
Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:22 am
Very cool Morris but let's see how it hold up to discovering girls.......... :lol:
Well to quote him "I had to wait awhile but it was totally worth it".
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Re: New Generation of Vintage Collectors

#7 Post by mrcardigan » Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:28 pm

JerseyMo wrote:
Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:05 pm
watchdoc wrote:
Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:22 am
Very cool Morris but let's see how it hold up to discovering girls.......... :lol:
Well to quote him "I had to wait awhile but it was totally worth it".
Sorry, are you talking about watches again, or not??? :)

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Re: New Generation of Vintage Collectors

#8 Post by JerseyMo » Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:59 pm

mrcardigan wrote:
Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:28 pm
JerseyMo wrote:
Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:05 pm
watchdoc wrote:
Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:22 am
Very cool Morris but let's see how it hold up to discovering girls.......... :lol:
Well to quote him "I had to wait awhile but it was totally worth it".
Sorry, are you talking about watches again, or not??? :)
hmm...good point.... each will present challenges!

I can advise him on the watch part but the other....he will have to experience for his own :lol:
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Re: New Generation of Vintage Collectors

#9 Post by mrcardigan » Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:05 pm

Actually, my favourite bit in his letter is "I cannot believe it's from 1971, it looks so professional"

Then again, my 5yo daughter refers to the 70's (my childhood) as 'in the Olden Days '

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Re: New Generation of Vintage Collectors

#10 Post by stryfox » Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:16 pm

Very cool. I have given some watches to my friends kids in hopes they will start an appreciation for them.

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