Watches With Dedications

John Cote

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I have been thinking a lot about watches with dedications because I am hoping to put together a display of such watches at the NAWCC Museum. Some people don't like personalizations on watches but I love them. Anyway, a watch with a great dedication came my way the other day. It is a Breitling 765 from the mid '60s with a dedication to a fairly famous American race car driver. Larry Dixon won two USAC National Sprint Car Championships. He raced in the Indy 500 eight times and once in the Daytona 500. He won this watch very early in his career for his first sprint car championship in 1965. The watch was purchased directly from Mr. Dixon who hadn't worn it much and not at all for at least 25 years.

Please post a watch of your own with a dedication.

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Tom McIntyre

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I am more interested in the maker than the dedication although I once had a collection of slide rules. The retailer of this watch was a pretty important horologist and was important in the formation of the NAWCC.

He will be part of my talk on Paul Mellen Chamberlain at our Symposium later this month.

Mr. Palko had a significant role at K&E as did all of the "Old Timers."

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I have enjoyed and appreciate Robert’s posts as well. This thread gives others the opportunity to show off…, I mean share, some good ones too. I’ve got nothing at the moment but I do enjoy seeing and reading about the cool ones.-Cort
 
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