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    I've had a 2 Croton automatics for 10+ years. Self winders,haven't had to reset for time since daylite time changed. I wear it all the time work, fishing, shooting ...ect. An American company


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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve J View Post
    I've had a 2 Croton automatics for 10+ years. Self winders,haven't had to reset for time since daylite time changed. I wear it all the time work, fishing, shooting ...ect. An American company
    Yes, I had a great Croton self-winding dive watch. Loved it. Unfortunately I somehow whacked the crystal against a rock while diving and the poor watch drowned. I agree, they are (or were when I had mine and may still be) great watches.

    (Added later, that Croton's drowning is one reason I now like el-cheapo watches. They can be found good for 50 meters to 150 meters and if one drowns its no big deal. I have a 12 dollar Casio good for 50 meters which keeps perfect time. I'm too old and out of practice to dive, but I wouldn't hesitate to swim with it. I would hesitate to swim with my more expensive watches.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zsnake View Post
    Consider Pocket Watches.
    I carry one built in 1890 and it runs perfectly!
    Me too, my Grandad's Waltham.



    The train was nearly worn off, I had a local watchmaker re-engrave it.

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    There are plent of brand that make self winding watches. Bulova, Seiko, Movado, Officina del Tempo. Just to name a few that I carry in my store. My fav is th OdT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GunnyBunny View Post
    Rolex!
    Rolex is self winding.

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    OD....here's mine. They are both Walthams and the Locomotive looks the same.
    Mine is an 1890...grandpappy was a conductor on the railroad.
    How much was it to get it re-etched????




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    Wow, yours is beautiful as it is! Yours appear to be a more expensive model than mine, your train is much more detailed and realistic looking.
    My Granddad was a railroad detective.

    I'll have to look through my records to see if I even have the bill, it was a number of years ago I had it done, but I'll gladly take a look.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigkahuna View Post
    Rolex is self winding.
    You can still wind it if you wish to.
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    Zsnake, sorry amigo, I haven't found a receipt for the engraving. I remember he didn't charge much, but I can't remember the exact amount.
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    Hey OD,

    Thanks for looking.
    I've been told to leave it alone (by my jeweler) as the wear actually contributes to the autheticity of the piece.
    I carry it most of the time, with a pen on the fob. Great conversation starter and keeps time really well...loses about a minute a day.

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    You're welcome Sir. I agree with your jeweler, yours is a very, very, nice example.

    I only did mine because the locomotive was nearly worn off, if mine had been as nice as yours, I wouldn't have touched it.
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