- Jul 30, 2021
I can't seem to find one, but is there a forum on here for posts where individuals show photos of the original owners of their watches?
That's really quite amazing. What a collection!I own twelve watches with Civil War provenances, eleven of which are definitively identified to specific individuals. I have some kind of image of all eleven original owners. The twelvth watch has a putative Confederate provenance, and I have a picture of that individual too. Here is a sampling of some of the watches and owner images I have. For some reason, the two images of General Fuller both appear twice.
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I agree that the conversion is part of the watch's history and it should remain as it is, but I can't help feeling that it's somewhat diminished by this. Having had the privilege of being intimately acquainted with an example of Hutton's variant of the Savage in its original state, I can't help feeling some regret that it was felt necessary to do this work. However, I can quite understand that re-making the jewelled components of the escapement would have been extremely daunting, whereas making the lever would have been a relatively simple task.To me it's part of the history and it is staying as it is as long as this one is mine.
Huh?Here's a watch that was owned by someone who many may consider one of the most important men of the 20th century.
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I got distracted and never completed the post.... it was a little tongue in cheek, though it might be true.Huh?