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Some memorabilia.

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Bravingtons, in the Caledonian Road London:-


Not just a jewellers but a big time watch importers........with  workshop next door, not only producing their own 'Renown' brand, but  registered as the London address for several Swiss manufacturers, who they were sole importers for...

Their advert on the back of a pre-war Greenline Bus guide....


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I love all the old adverts, generally find them much more interesting, regardless of the subject, than modern print which is just chucked together. 

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Some more from my personal collection.


Coventry case makers workshop...




Wire drawing bench...



Fred Lee, Coventry, watch jewel manufacturers...



Coventry watchmakers workshop...


Gentleman in foreground still at the bench well into retirement...



Dear friend & colleague, still at it poising a balance wheel...


'Always' to be seen wearing a collar & tie (& eye glass round his neck).

Standards, as he regularly informs me! :biggrin:



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Until I started trawling for these old ads, I didn't realise there were so many desirable Seiko's.



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