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    Default Some dedication....

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    It would be nice to know the story behind this, any ideas?

    Terry

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    Post well here's my little contribution


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    Not military but significant to the roaring 20s

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    I like this one on a rare early Rolex I own. I managed to (after a lot of digging) find out about the original owner of the watch.



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    A nice little Luftwaffe piece:
     photo eraback.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveH View Post
    Not military but significant to the roaring 20s
    That is such an art nouveau font, though as we see it stayed popular into the deco times. I love that style I have to say. Really well engraved too and going by the variability, hand done. Nice.

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    A nice little Luftwaffe piece:
    Oh thats very very nice.
    Careful now....

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    Another non-military, and you don't need to be a rocket scientist to realise this watch has nothing to do with Cal-Tech either...

    1934 Bulova Oakley.





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    Default And another, this one I managed to trace


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    I'll play;

    [linked image]

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    LODGE, not Hodges...









    What I could find...







    Cheers, Bob.

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    That's special indeed Bob.......lovely provenance

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    Thought maybe you guys might like this one I posted over on TZ today.

    http://forums.timezone.com/index.php...77#msg_7240722

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    Default WW I Watch Inscription with two styles of font

    From some of my WWI watches...

    WW I Inscription photo WWI Inscription_zpsk9cn9keo.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe A. View Post
    From some of my WWI watches...

    WW I Inscription photo WWI Inscription_zpsk9cn9keo.jpg
    Hi Joe
    You might have already found this but this is the guys military record, link below (in French)

    http://www.memorialgenweb.org/memori...40&hauteur=900

    Cheers
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    Hi Phil,
    Thank you very much. I had not seen this information before. I bought the watch a long time ago when I was collecting watches from WWI. I got to thinking about it with the recent discussions and posting of watches with engravings. Since Julien Verbrugge was killed at the Somme in 1916, this watch must have been a presentation in his memory to his family. I find it interesting that the first line of the cursive engraving is in English before switching back to French. Perhaps some of the members of the forum can shed some light on this. I've been wearing it periodically as we mark various 100th anniversaries of events of WWI, starting in August of 2014. With Best Regards, Joe A.

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    I'm not positive, but I think the inscription roughly translates as (top line) "The family of the soldier of Rouen" (cursive script) "The (our?) Brave Defender, Julien Verbrugge".

    An amazing inscription, great thread guys.

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    My wife pointed out this morning my linguistic shortcomings by noticing it is ALL in French. ...has its brave defender Julien Verbrugge... Happy Easter! Joe A.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe A. View Post
    My wife pointed out this morning my linguistic shortcomings by noticing it is ALL in French. ...has its brave defender Julien Verbrugge... Happy Easter! Joe A.
    Ha Ha, Scotch was out over Easter was it Joe.

    I think possibly the outer text was done in the factory when the watch was made and then the inner personal text added as and when the soldiers (family) were presented with them.

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    This reminded me of the hospital in the film Regeneration. Presented to the lady just as the Somme offensive was petering out

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