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  • Tim.
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    Originally posted by Watch Carefully View Post
    Apologies, George et al,
    I've had no free time this week to set up a chat with Jaimie and pursue the issue.

    FWIW, I am having luck using this method of posting images hosted elsewhere:

    [img]paste the URL here[/img]
    And if you're on Flikr, just copy the BB code and paste it straight on the page.

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  • Chris
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    Super cool!!

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  • Watch Carefully
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    Apologies, George et al,
    I've had no free time this week to set up a chat with Jaimie and pursue the issue.

    FWIW, I am having luck using this method of posting images hosted elsewhere:

    [img]paste the URL here[/img]

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  • George W. Olney
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    Nice watch, Brad. Actually, I'm contacting you directly to find out when I'll be able to post an attached picture.

    Inquiring minds, etc.

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  • Watch Carefully
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    It is now listed on eBay.
    Special pricing for EOT members who contact me directly.
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/324460123659

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  • Watch Carefully
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    Thanks, chaps. I'm pleased with it though, to be honest, I bought it for the challenge of researching, photographing and selling it.
    I'll be happy when it is in the hands of a collector who will preserve it and cherish its history and affiliation with great cars and racers of a bygone age.

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  • earloffarnborough
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    Beautiful watch, has 2 barells, wonderful condition. Congratulations.

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  • mosswood
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    Hylton raced into his 70's. Ford had a lot of great drivers in the 60's.

    I had the predecessor to the '64 Galaxie pictured, a marvelous '63 convertible.

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  • Watch Carefully
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    Just opened it up for examination and photos...I'd say it has not been touched since leaving the factory:



    Time capsule:

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  • James T. Kirkę
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    Nice watch as a dresser, but personally I would feel strange wearing a watch meant for someone else, not being family of mine... Having it in a collection, not wearing it, could be an option, indeed.

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  • JP(Canada)
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    That thing is awesome! Congrats!

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  • Mike D
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    Very cool, Brad. Congrats! Man, that is thin.

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  • Watch Carefully
    started a topic 1963 Wittnauer arrived...

    1963 Wittnauer arrived...

    ...this is pretty special.



    Like new, box and papers...



    You may notice the name on the dial, though it may not be of someone who is familiar to you. What is engraved on the back may ring a bell:





    Oh, and it is crazy thin!



    This is one of a small series of Wittnauers that Ford presented to members of significant race teams after a very successful year. Mr Hylton was a NASCAR crew chief that year, but went on to become a driver, taking Rookie of the Year honors while also finishing second for the championship just a handful of years after this watch was produced. Among other notable recipients of such a watch were auto racing luminaries such as Graham Hill.
    For sale, price upon request. Full images and details here.
    Brad
    Last edited by Watch Carefully; 01-20-2021, 01:11 PM.
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