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Just to show I do like Services.......

This was my late Fathers and to the best of my knowledge has never been worn.

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Ooooooooh¬!

You wouldn't get that away from Mach without cutting his arm off as well!. An absobloodylovely CRACKER! :toot:

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What a wonderful watch to be in possession of. I can only imagine it would be a bidding match between collectors to acquire this.

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My isn't that a cracking looking item? Do you possess a time capsule? 

I would think it's rather rare to find one in that condition. :thumbs_up:

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Fabulous, and all for £2.75 too! Worth rather more now in that condition with its original box et al...not to mention sentimental value.

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Fantastic!! Not only do you have the original box, but you have that delicious original label round the strap.:thumbsup:

Have you worked out what 55 shillings would be in today's currency including inflation, etc..? RTM Boy has estimated at £2.75, but I presume that doesn't take account of inflation over the years. Interesting also is what the definition of a sports watch was back then.

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6 hours ago, Roger said:

Just to show I do like Services.......

This was my late Fathers and to the best of my knowledge has never been worn.

Services1.jpg

Services2.jpg

 

Roger

 

1 hour ago, Roger the Dodger said:

Mach will be drooling when he see that! drool.gif

I am, I am drool.gif.d1e58a0ecb5484c0fe53e7a97cd851e2.gif

Very nice, especially with the connection to your father, Roger :thumbs_up:

 BTW, I can`t be 100% sure but I strongly suspect it was made for Services by Louis Newmark of Croydon, Surrey :biggrin:

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3 minutes ago, mach 0.0013137 said:

 

I am, I am drool.gif.d1e58a0ecb5484c0fe53e7a97cd851e2.gif

Very nice, especially with the connection to your father, Roger :thumbs_up:

Thanks,

It still has a sticker of sorts on the back but that is deteriorating now.

Roger

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On 28/07/2018 at 17:37, Always"watching" said:

Fantastic!! Not only do you have the original box, but you have that delicious original label round the strap.:thumbsup:

Have you worked out what 55 shillings would be in today's currency including inflation, etc..? RTM Boy has estimated at £2.75, but I presume that doesn't take account of inflation over the years. Interesting also is what the definition of a sports watch was back then.

About £75 assuming it was made in the mid-fifties?

http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/bills/article-1633409/Historic-inflation-calculator-value-money-changed-1900.html

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In the mid 60s, Mr & Mrs Blumenthal of London went so far as to name their son after it.

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Wow fifty five bob !

55 /-  =  £2.75 

According to the B of E inflation converter; bought in 1955, it would cost £68.58 in 2017.

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Thats tremendous, Roger!! 

On 28/07/2018 at 17:37, Always"watching" said:

Fantastic!! Not only do you have the original box, but you have that delicious original label round the strap.:thumbsup:

Have you worked out what 55 shillings would be in today's currency including inflation, etc..? RTM Boy has estimated at £2.75, but I presume that doesn't take account of inflation over the years. Interesting also is what the definition of a sports watch was back then.

Assuming a date of 1960 then the real price (adjusted for inflation) is £60. However the income value (adjusted for a wage index) would be equivalent to spending £132 to buy the watch

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