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brummie1875

Three Smiths and a Record taking a Stride.

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Recently with parents to look after due to a broken arm (mom) and on going issues (dad) and a kitchen refit (not finished due to fitters holidays) I have had little time to get on the PC and consequently due to a spot of mind wandering have ended up visiting eBay on the phone app. Cheap and cheerful buys aplenty a few of which I have managed to photograph today, some require a bit of spit and polish and a couple will need some new crystals I'm sure but overall I'm pretty pleased with my purchases. 

The first one has been seen before the others are making their debut and the last one? I put it here just for the hell of it.

Smiths 1/100th min Stopwatch.

44483501892_e3bb57a9e5_o.jpgSmiths 1/100th Min timer by Paul, on Flickr

 

Smiths 1/5th secs Stopwatch

42724467670_e3c7e2ec5f_o.jpgSmiths 1/5th timer by Paul, on Flickr

Smiths 1/10th secs Stopwatch

30663505948_b19f18c0ff_o.jpgSmiths  1/10th Sec timer by Paul, on Flickr

Record 1/5th secs Stopwatch

43815761704_009fe1a0db_o.jpgRecord 1/5th sec timer by Paul, on Flickr

43815762424_1aa84400a6_o.jpgRecord 1/5th sec timer by Paul, on Flickr

Smiths Stridemaster Pedometer

29596014627_24c8602a9d_o.jpgSmiths Stridemaster ((pedometer) by Paul, on Flickr

44483540292_731b273d94_o.jpgSmiths Stridemaster ((pedometer) by Paul, on Flickr

44483540162_817d020157_o.jpgSmiths Stridemaster ((pedometer) by Paul, on Flickr

 

30663601978_03103c07a5_o.jpgSmiths Stridemaster ((pedometer) by Paul, on Flickr

. A couple more to follow when I get chance, off to marinate me meat now . :whistle:

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15 minutes ago, lebaron said:

Can you imagine some dude in a houndstooth jacket and a trilby marking out his 44 yards, then marching up and down!

That is possibly the reason why there seems to be a good few of these knocking around in good condition on the sales sites. Christmas presents that seemed a good idea at the time? 

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Great post and great collection! I like the pedometer, I have a cheap West German pedometer the Smiths' Stridemaster looks very substantial

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Thanks for showing those great items dear @brummie1875. As a collector of stopwatches, it is not surprising that I do have Smiths examples like your own, but it's still great to have them shown on the Forum. I haven't got an example by Record, but the characteristic shape of the hands links to a stopwatch in my own collection that bears only a retailer's name, and I do like that stopwatch in particular. As for the Smiths pedometer, that is a joy to behold, especially as you have the paperwork. A great thread.:biggrin:

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12 minutes ago, SteveHorsfall said:

I'd love a stopwatch. I must search on fleabay when I've got a bit of dosh to spare. Love the photos.

Careful it can become addictive. Due to illness within the family I have yet to finish the thread that I started, yet have managed to add another stopwatch and a small watchbox to hold them which is full already. 

There are plenty out there Steve so take your time choosing a nice example. :thumbsup:

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A lot has happened over the last few weeks, moms arm finally came out of the sling on the Tuesday after my post I think it was but sadly dad suffered a bleed on the brain on the Saturday morning resulting in a stroke which has put him in hospital.

During the that time a couple more of my purchases have turned up and have only recently being opened up and photographed, but here they are.

CWC 1/5th Second Dated 1984 (this is a purchase from back when I joined the forum)

43083065860_28bd52d8e0_o.jpgCWC 1/5th Sec by Paul, on Flickr

43982505475_b87edff2f2_o.jpgCWC 1/5th Sec by Paul, on Flickr

Precista 1/5th Second  Undated.

44844628622_26dea761ca_o.jpgPrecista 1/5th Second by Paul, on Flickr

43083094460_e68cc3be56_o.jpgPrecista 1/5th Second by Paul, on Flickr

Precista 1/10th Second. Dated 1988.

31021488428_d971d03b74_o.jpgPrecista 1/10th Second by Paul, on Flickr

43982580305_5b860336f1_o.jpgPrecista 1/10th Second by Paul, on Flickr

And finally a Fab Suisse marked 1/10th Second stopwatch with military markings to the back outer cover and a movement marked BREITLING N°17.

44844733632_5927f1bffa_o.jpgFAB SUISSE 1/10th Second by Paul, on Flickr

44844733002_c3b79395f7_o.jpgFAB SUISSE 1/10th Second by Paul, on Flickr

29958202067_495e401114_o.jpgFAB SUISSE 1/10th Second by Paul, on Flickr

29958201457_6a9922566b_o.jpgFAB SUISSE 1/10th Second by Paul, on Flickr

I expect more pocket watch purchases will come along in time, but slowing down a bit for now. :)

24 minutes ago, hartley353 said:

I have added a few stop watches to my collection, and like you a pedometer sneaked in. Still works.large.Pedometer.5..JPG.cf97b3bdcabc6b2e9080f888037182e4.JPG

Oh I do like the look of that, well done. I find it very addictive, these pocket devils get me every time (like a fat bloke in Greggs) cannot seem to look the other way. 

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I see that my Flickr pictures got sent to the Bermuda Triangle of photos so will have to pop them on again now I have secured two new additions to my stopwatch collection.

Starting with the newest two we have:

GARRARD 1/100th min timer
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NERO LEMANIA 'ASDIC' timer 

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CWC 1/5th sec

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FAB SUISSE 1/5th sec

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PRECISTA 1/5th sec

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PRECISTA 1/10th sec

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RECORD 1/5th sec

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SMITHS 1/5th sec

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SMITHS 1/10th sec

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SMITHS 1/100th min timer

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I'm sure there will be more to come ( I have my eye on at least three) but we shall see.  :thumbs_up:

 

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