Thursday, March 02, 2006

A Pontiac Hydraulica...

What American could resist a watch called the Pontiac Hydraulica?

What this has to do with hydraulics, I cannot fathom. But it was in such absolutely perfect shape on EBay that I had to go for it, and it went for a song... Posted by Picasa

Hey, it works!

This time two pictures of a classic Gruen from the late 1950s/early 1960s. It's hard to say exactly when the watch was made, since all records from Gruen were destroyed in a fit of utter stupidity as new management took over the company in the late 1960s, making it very, very hard to collect Gruens with any sort of confidence as to when the watch was made.

Gruen is a true piece of american horology. Will finish this tomorrow, time to sleep... Posted by Picasa