Photo by Oleg Volk.

If I remember rightly, I bought this watch some 45 years ago. Regular wristwatch would be destroyed by my carelessness, and I got tired of replacing the crystal and the hands every few months. I saw this watch in a jewelry store and figured that keeping it in a pocket would be a safer proposition than my wrist. I forgot home much I paid for it, but it was not a cheap investment and it has shown the investment part pretty good: still runs accurately.

Now for the funny part. The concept of pocket watches in Venezuela was at best very rare and the idea of watch chains? Nonexistent.

Photo by Oleg Volk

I wanted a watch chain so the same jeweler had to create one from a section of a silver necklace and a tie clasp.  The chain is not the usual length we are used to see because my idea was to clip it to the belt and secure the watch to the jean’s 5th pocket AKA the watch pocket! I am sure for many years I was the only young feller walking around Caracas using the watch pocket as intended and not to keep some spare change or empty altogether.

Then Casio and others came along with the inexpensive, yet hardy digital watches and I transitioned to them while my faithful pocket watch went to rest safely for many years after. I had probably not used it at all in the last 20 and I was glad I did.

It is going back to the safe, but I promise to take it out for a spin once in a while. The least I could do for faithful service.

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By Miguel.GFZ

Semi-retired like Vito Corleone before the heart attack. Consiglieri to J.Kb and AWA. I lived in a Gun Control Paradise: It sucked and got people killed. I do believe that Freedom scares the political elites.

2 thoughts on “Running Analog.”
  1. I have one too. I cant wear a wrist watch cause of safety reasons at work and an analog watch will freeze up after 2 days on me… I need to dig it out.

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