Simple Pleasures part 2

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The Simple Pleasures: old watches, fountain pens, mooching about in Brighton (this watch was bought years ago in the Laines), our wedding (when this watch started going bonkers)
21st Dec 2006, 09:14   | tags:,,,

paintist says:

Oh boy...Mr P so wants one of those.......!!

21st Dec 2006, 09:20

Alfie says:

It looks interesting, can you post more detail?

21st Dec 2006, 09:35


21st Dec 2006, 09:37

Mmmmm, watch....

21st Dec 2006, 09:47

i was just coming on here to say my dad would love that but alas the lady of paint has beaten me to it. :)
great loking watch tho! :)

21st Dec 2006, 10:14

Jump Dial Watch. Looks a little like a Mimo..

What Alfie says

21st Dec 2006, 10:22

arkangel says:

It's an art deco style mechanical digital watch made in the 20s - just back from the repairers after 4 months languishing in their workshop, hence deep joy of being reunited. The top window shows the hour, the middle one the minutes, the bottom one the seconds. The underlying technology is based on revolving discs.

The day I got married in Derry City it started going nuts, despite the fact there's no electricity involved. It's been a little on the eccentric side ever since but accuracy is not the be all and end all (actually it seems to be behaving again with Virgoan precision since its return from exile in Clerkenwell, touch wood).

21st Dec 2006, 10:23

paintist says:

perhaps it prefers damp conditions to heat....

21st Dec 2006, 10:26

arkangel says:

perhaps Guinness and anxiety can seep out of your wrist?

21st Dec 2006, 10:34

paintist says:

I am certain it does....guinness is deadly to watches....send it to me MrP only drinks lager, a much safer drink for watch wearers ;-p

21st Dec 2006, 10:37

Roger says:

What is the brand?

10th Jan 2007, 16:52

arkangel says:

It dates from that golden era when brands were not a big deal - so it doesn't say and i don't know...

15th Jan 2007, 10:34

geekdiva says:

This is waaaay belated, but I found some close-ups of that line of watches. I can't post the links, but I found them by googling: "Jump Dial" mimo

I never saw such a watch until today! How wonderfully designed! And the close-up on the second watch museum picture was especially yummy.

1st Jun 2010, 05:15

a7 says:

my dad has this watch, passed down from a uncle how served in the navy in the 1930's. Would appreciate more information about this wonderful watch.

11th Dec 2012, 17:16

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