Gold watch my Mom gave me in 1988.
Mine would be whatever is on my wrist. If I were in that bad of a bind, I am taking care of family, and I will let insurance sort out the rest. If the family is safe, I could care less what else is left behind.
Hey TB, thanks for the nice words about my Hammy. I plan to get it to a watch rebuilder when things settle down after the holidays. Did your wife graduate from Jackson High? I was just there the other day!@ WatchRob That is nice! :thumbup: There is a retired jeweler here that rebuilds old watches. When he had his store open he had a case of nothing but older pieces.
BTW, I am on the southern most coast of NC but my wife is from up your way. Jackson.
Even when you put it that way it is still the watch from my Mom that I would keep...I can get the others back maybe sometime...
Even though I dearly love my IWC Portuguese 5001, I would be heart broken to part with my grandfather's Ball Railroad Certified PW from the 1920's. He supplied coal to the Union Pacific RR and went bankrupt in the great depression, but kept this official RR watch.If for some reason, by some disaster, you were able to only keep one watch out of all you own, what watch would it be and why?
For me it would be this Elgin pocket watch that belonged to my grandfather. Circa 1930's.
I remember as a small child sitting on his lap and playing with this very same watch. It still keeps great time today. Every watch I own can easily be replaced for a price. But this watch can not be replaced and therefore it is the one that I would save if I could only save one.