WBOTM 1/29/13

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WBOTM 1/29/13

Post by eddiea » Tue Jan 29, 2013 4:39 am

Thomas Gref, Made in Arizona


"I have been interested in mechanical things ever since I was a kid. Growing up in Ohio, I remember tinkering with all sorts of small appliances, lawnmowers, etc., oftentimes with my father or grandfather. It was this continuing interest that carried me into engineering school, where I earned my Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering. After I graduated, I had about 2 months before I started my first job. It was at this time that I discovered watches. I was basically going through some of my dad's old stuff, and found one of his old Omega Seamaster watches. I opened the back, and was immediately fascinated with the fine finish and the intricacy of the parts. I decided that I wanted to learn more about watches, so my dad and I went to some flea markets and bought some very cheap mechanical watches that I could tinker with. I bought some books and a few cheap tools, then went off to my first corporate job."
“Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road.” Jack Kerouac
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Re: WBOTM 1/29/13

Post by Mortuus Fakeuus » Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:21 am

I really like that 1939 pilot's watch; very evocative of the watches the USN used to issue its pilots and NFOs back in the day. :pirat:
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