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#1 BostonWIS

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Posted 10 July 2006 - 11:55

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IWC Mark XVI and Visconti Opera.


Let's see some of your favorite fountain pen and watch combo photos, if you got them

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#2 HesNot

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Posted 10 July 2006 - 13:47

This is a quick and dirty picture using my cell phone (pardon the quality) ... two aviation inspired items in black and stainless:

Swiss Army automatic pilot chronograph and Parker "51" flighter.

Both my go to every day users.

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Posted 10 July 2006 - 14:12

Here we go...
My everday $14.95 Benrus WalMart Special.... and a beautiful Sheaffer 1250 Balance in virtually mint condition.
When you spend most of your day working with your hands, you don't buy good watches... to me a watch is a practical tool. I appreciate the look of fancy watches, but just can't see myself spending money on one... same way with pens... That might be the reason I don't own a high end fancy modern pen.
OH, the fact that I am cheap might also account for this.
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#4 HesNot

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Posted 10 July 2006 - 14:39

Tom - I used to have around 10 watches, none of them super expensive (I'm also pretty cheap) but all relatively nice automatics and vintage models. I traded and bought/sold similar to pens. Then I had my first child, my now 4 yo son. I've now added another, my 5 month old daughter. Watches are generally more expensive than pens (not nearly as many Phileas, Safari, heck Snorkel or "51" priced watches) so I have now settled on 3 watches. I have the gold Hamilton that my father gave me as a high school graduation present, the chronograph pictured above, and a Seiko automatic dive watch. That along with a couple black plastic watches and most of my bases are covered. Particularly when you add in the 3 vintage pocket watches I also own (one from each of my grandfathers and one from my godfather).

For a guy who was once a died in the wool WIS (Watch Idiot Savant) I have found myself wearing my Timex Ironman and Casio GShocks more than anything else - playing around with small kids and a couple dogs isn't the environment even for my Seiko - which in the watch world is generally considered an inexpensive watch!
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Posted 10 July 2006 - 14:45

Sorry, haven't got any pen pics. Here are a couple of watches

A not so good pic of the one I'm wearing today - 1963 Omega Cal. 562 Pie Pan Constellation.

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Girard Perregaux demonstration watch sent to jewellers c. 1950

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c. 1954 Le Coultre Futurematic (note lack of winding crown)

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I like the idea of combining pen and watch images - I have a new digital camera that I need to evaluate for macro and that would be a great subject for test shots.

Mind you, pens are dead easy to photograph compared to watches - you need to remove the crystals on many watches to prevent glare, or use a light box to photograph them.
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Posted 10 July 2006 - 17:47

Very nice pie pan Connie and what looks like a grains of rice bracelet! A stainless pie pan is pretty much the only watch left on my wish list - basically like yours - dagger hands and block markers (rather than arrow head). I can't tell if yours is gold capped or not, I like them both.

It remains for me one of the most enduring watch designs and as far as design on a broader scale, up there with the Jaguar E type, the Parker "51" and a host of other items that I hold in high regard.
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Posted 10 July 2006 - 17:55

Yup - I lucked onto some NOS beads of rice bands, otherwise a bit hard to come by. Had to get the watch from Spain (another ebay adventure) but was quite pleased with it - which is why I often wear it.

I like 50s and 60s style - see my car page at CARS

for far too many (I don't still own them all :rolleyes:
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Posted 10 July 2006 - 17:58

Excuse the reflections on the watch, just a quick snapshot. The watch is a Tag Heuer which never normally leaves my wrist, the pen is a skip find Conway Stewart 27. For a number of years I used to wear a fake Tag Heuer, which I still have and it still works perfectly, as a result of that, most people who know me assume that the watch in this photo is also a fake. It's not, it's the genuine article. If only I had the money, I could get very interested in Tag Heuer watches.

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Posted 10 July 2006 - 17:59

It doesn't really show up on the photo, but the watch face is actually a very dark green, hence photographing it with a green pen.

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Posted 10 July 2006 - 18:09

Connie, very nice vintage Omega. I got a Vintage Omega that had the textured face and black band, it might have been a frankenwatch but I loved the face so much. It never kept good time so the seller took it back. I ended up getting a new Tag Monza for half price but while it is nice, it does not have the cachet of that vintage Omega. I would have had to spend over $200 to fix it I bet. Ill still be on the lookout.

I had bid on some LeCoultre Futurs with the help of a guy from watchzone who lived in Niceville, Florida. Nice guy. I might try again, who knows

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Posted 11 July 2006 - 01:22

Here are a couple that I took for selling purposes on this and other boards.

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Wierd, I thought I had more than just those two.

Anyway, let me know what you think :)

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Posted 11 July 2006 - 02:21

I had bid on some LeCoultre Futurs with the help of a guy from watchzone who lived in Niceville, Florida. Nice guy. I might try again, who knows

I have about a dozen Le Coultres but I think the Futurematic is my favourite. Great watch, andtakes very little motion to keep it wound. I prefer the black face but the white is very nise as well.

You should be able to find a decent one on ebay for $800-1800, depending on case material and condition. Of course that would also buy a couple of pretty nice pens....
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Posted 11 July 2006 - 06:22

Since Life is about making the best of materials at hand here is my submission:

The watch is my Swiss Army of the day- $10 on ebay.
Pen is Waterman M something with a radically flexy broad nib- $14 at Mifflinburg,PA antique store day before yesterday.
Background is Mirriam-Webster's Collegiate- Priceless.

I don't know if you can see it in this picture but the song is "Hard Headed Woman" Cat Stevens :ltcapd: borrowed from my sister- also Priceless (my sister, that is!).

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Posted 11 July 2006 - 07:49

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Posted 11 July 2006 - 07:50

will i be the only one with a non-analog chewtoy rubbber watch??
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-Name your kids dudley, cause the name is feeling a little deprived =P

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Posted 11 July 2006 - 12:48

will i be the only one with a non-analog chewtoy rubbber watch??

Hey it's a swatch :) I have a very very very thin swatch watch too...it's very cool!
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Posted 11 July 2006 - 13:15

will i be the only one with a non-analog chewtoy rubbber watch??

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Posted 12 July 2006 - 00:56

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Posted 12 July 2006 - 02:11

A defunct politicial campaign watch and a $2 cartridge fountain pen loaded with red ink.

The only wearable timepiece I own. AND, it is right twice a day. This is unlike any politician I have known. I haven't owned a politician and am not sure if I could afford one I would want to own any now in orfice.

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Posted 12 July 2006 - 14:17

Didn't have time to set up a flash properly, and I'm still playing with the macro on the Sony R1 (think I might like the older Minolta D7i a bit better for macro work - the depth of field is off on this shot and I should have manually set a higher f stop), but I thought that the watch on my arm and the current pen in my pocket actually made a pretty good match - an Omega Constellation Pie Pan and a Shaeffer Legacy Heritage King's Gold.

Probably should have gone for a fine nib, but I'm learning to like the M in this pen and a great writer - starts right up after being left sitting uncapped for 10 minutes.

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Posted 12 July 2006 - 15:43

Audi Solar-powered Watch + My Parker Sonnet workhorse :)

(bad phone camera picture)

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(i dont drive an Audi - the watch was a gift :) )

Good Golly! Look at the time on my watch :o I better sleep!!!



Speaking of Watches + Fountain pens, look what I found on eBay!!

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Posted 12 July 2006 - 18:19

Here's a big ol' Crocker MHR blow-filler with #7 nib and a random pocketwatch. Not my best photo work, but I did it quickly.

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Posted 13 July 2006 - 02:50

something i took a while back...

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Posted 13 July 2006 - 12:33

All our pictures are pushed aside when lanatair posts :lol: I've always loved all your photos very very much...and I love the Omega Watch *drool (but for the women's version)* Hope to afford one of these someday.
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Posted 13 July 2006 - 15:05

Kelvin - wonderful photography - what rig are you using?

A few more of mine (quickly snapped)

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c. 1954 Jaeger Le Coultre Cal 497 bumper automatic in black face

Montblanc Meisterstuck 149


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1950 Longines Cal. 22A automatic

Parker Sonnet in Sterling with gold accents, Fougere finish

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1967 Longines Ultrachron Cal. 431

Montblanc Meisterstuck Solitaire Doue, Burgundy, Vermeil cap


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1963 Omega Constellation Cal. 562 chronometer

Sheaffer Legacy Herritage Kings Gold

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Universal Geneve Cal. 332

Mont Blanc 164 ball Burgundy

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Posted 13 July 2006 - 15:22

Here's a interesting item for this topic; it's a Sheaffer-branded pocketwatch from Sheaffer's jewelry business, most likely from before Walter A. entered the pen business. The dial says 'Sheaffer Special'; the next post will have a picture of the movement with an identifying mark:

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Posted 13 July 2006 - 15:23

Here's the Sheaffer Special's movement:

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Posted 14 July 2006 - 02:24

it's always interesting to see certain pairings... would love to see why ppl choose to pair a particular watch with a pen :)

Betty, you are too gracious... my work is far from perfect :) and maybe a wonderful vintage omega for u?

wspohn, i'm using a canon rig... with 2 speedlights and DIY softboxes :)
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Posted 14 July 2006 - 02:25

kirchh, that sheaffer watch is special! wonder who made it for them.

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Posted 14 July 2006 - 02:28

kirchh, that sheaffer watch is special! wonder who made it for them.

It's a Dueber Special. Here's the stamp from the inside of the case:

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