Thursday, August 30, 2012
— My Alphabe-Thursday — "O" — Things in a Row — Two Questions —
"O" is for Omega. Right away I think of God being the Alpha and the Omega, who was, is, and will be (forever until the end).*
But today, I am thinking of Omega watches. The two on the left are Omega's, the one on the right is an Elgin. They all have a history.
The first, on the left, is the oldest. It is a 1970's version of the Omega Constellation that Mrs. Jim gave me when we first were married. It was for an occasion but I do not remember it. This watch is self winding.
The middle one Mrs. Jim also gave to me, this time for Christmas back in the 1980's when our daughter-in-law worked for Dillards. She spotted it in an Estate sale lot and suggested to Mrs. Jim that I needed a new watch. It is also an Omega Constellation but a newer model and has a Swiss battery operated crystal controlled movement.
The watch on the right is an Elgin that Mrs. Jim and I gave to Dad for his Christmas. He was legally blind and could hardly see the numbers on his watch to tell the time of day. We though this one might be easier. He was very proud of it and until he died he wore both his old watch and this new one on his arm. It also has a Swiss controlled battery operated crystal controlled movement.
I was glad it was an Elgin as I had worked at the Elgin watch factory in Lincoln, Nebraska, before I got drafted into the Army. When I left my work group gave me a nice (wind up version) Elgin which I wore while in the service.
There is another watch that I still have, a retirement gift from my work group at the college. It is a Seiko with the school crest on the face. It also runs on batteries. Only one problem with that watch, it is misplaced and I haven't seen it for several years.
When and if I ever get a new one it will be a light charged battery powered crystal controlled watch. They are advertised as battery-less but there this small battery that will hold a charge for a few days.
— Thursday Two Questions are next. (See Thursday Two Questions by Self Sagacity for more reading of other's two questions for this week. You could also make your own by checking in at this link.)
—I really enjoyed your responses to my ice cream pictures last week. My Two Questions for this week (you can answer just one if you wish):
1. What is your favorite Watch like?
All three of the ones shown are my favorites because they have special meaning to me. There are a couple of Pocket Watches that I also like.
One was my Grandpa's watch that he hocked in Arkansas so he would have money to get back home to Nebraska. The other was given to me from a friend. It was her deceased husband's and she left it to me in her will. Both of these have gold cases
Bonus Question: What would be your favorite "O" word?
Hope the accident stuff gets squared away ok. Have a great week!
1. I have a Gucci watch that I've not worn is years, but I love it in the day. I quite wearing jewelry a few years back. Just my wedding band anymore.
2. I have my lieutenant badge on a plaque. The plaque reads:
Deputy Sheriff's Association
of Stanislaus County
Lt. Sandra Clark
in appreciation for
of dedicated service to
The Sheriff's Office
3. Original, because I am. Bwahahahahaha.
Sorry your car got totaled, but I'm glad that you and Mrs. Jim are okay.
Have a terrific day. :)
2) No retirement gift yet, but if there's a gift that I would absolutely love is another Rolex. :-)
Favorite O word? Ohmigosh! Have a wonderful holiday weekend.
My favorite watch is one that my husband bought for me on our honeymoon. .
I love it!
I haven't worn a watch in years since the time is on my cell phone but my favorite it the one my husband gave me just before we married.
I haven't really retired yet. I quit my job when my husband was transferred here and have only worked part time since.
Ocean! I am really missing the Pacific coast right now, it's time for a trip to the beach.
My husband had an Omega watch but I won him a Breitling in a Valentines Day contest and he wears that one all the time now!
I don't think I've ever had to give a retirement gift. My husband and I have both been self-employed forever...
I wish we could retire but not quite yet.
Thanks for an outstanding link to the letter 'O'.