Thursday, August 14, 2008


VINTAGE THINGIE THURSDAY


Today I'm participating in Vintage Thingie Thursday, hosted by Confessions of an Apron Queen. Check out the other vintage thingies at her site, and join us by sharing something of your own.

My grandfather gave my grandmother this Bulova watch when my father was born in 1920. She wore it all the time until she died in 1974.

The band isn't the original. It was replaced with a Spiedel stretch band from the 60's. I had to take it off the watch to get a decent picture without all the glare. I love this watch. It still runs, but the stem came off, so I have to get it replaced and perhaps cleaned.

A friend sent me this picture...I think its a riot. This could never happen in my tub...EVER!

15 comments:

Coloradolady said...

what a great watch, and great that is still runs. It looks very nice and detailed. I just love vintage jewelry.

Anonymous said...

Nice watch, and that guy is the bomb.

Colin

Philly said...

That is beautiful grandma. I love watches.

And for that picture,,,,were hiding in my bathroom last night? You little devil !!

#1

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

That is truly a beautiful watch and deserves an equally beautiful band.

And regarding that picture, if it were me in that tub, the man would be moving the opposite direction getting ready to do a back flip and my leg would still be raised after kicking him out.

Sorry, did I just say that? I'm not a man hater or anything, I promise. I just come from an entire family of them, and it's rubbed off.

Caroline said...

Very nice watch...love vintage thingy thursday. Oh, I really love that picture...there is nothing quite like a naked man doing a cannonball in a jacuzzi to get things "hot." Oh yeah...

ellen b said...

The watch is beautiful. The spa photo is scaring me.. :0)

RSMDianne said...

Ha ha, there's an Australian commercial like that picture.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=he4fBK3d8hk

And I have just the place for that beer bottle. lol

sista #2 said...

Grandma!!!
THe watch is sooooo art deco!
Love it!
How many times doe we have to tell you to keep the camera OUT of your bathroom!!!


peace
#2

heartshapedhedges said...

I see what's happening....

they are out at the pool, floating on their "noodles"....Grandma J starts acting coy, and before you know it, BADA-BING! they are back at her place, doing "private aerobics"

Way to go Grandma J!

M, Ms. R, Mom, Auntie M, Marey said...

The watch is sooooo cool! I had one that my dad bought his mother with his first pay check...unfortunatley it was stolen from my dresser when our apartment was shown to prospective renters. I was crushed! I hope you get it fixed and wear it!

Rebeckah said...

erkasie
The watch is beautiful! I hope you can get a band for it. The jumping man reminds me of my jumping son : ).

heartshapedhedges said...

BTW, I happen to have a vintage watch. It was my grandmothers, given to her by my grandfather, when my father was born.

Thankfully, she passed it on to me before she died....to ensure that "others" wouldnt take all her things and keep them from her kin (which they did once she died.)

Mom on the Run said...

The photo reminds me of looking at a friend's honeymoon photos from the Poconos. The picture showed a room with a champagne glass shaped hot tub...see through. You could clearly view the husband's privates through the glass...ewww. I had no appetite after tthat!

The Apron Queen said...

I let out a laugh out loud when I saw the cannonball with a naked butt! My kids came over to see what I was laughing at & laughed themselves silly too! Thanks for the laugh.

I also love the watch. How beautiful. What a wonderful family treasure.

Jewelgirl said...

This watch is gorgeous, classic
1920's style baguette! I enjoyed the
flying man, ha ha toooo funny!