Thousands of (grammatically unfocused) words, forgive me

I'm not being funny by saying that I hope I'm not over-doing it.  I'm just very excited by this piece and wanted to share with anyone of similar interest.

Regards,

Squel.

Thousands of (grammatically unfocused) words, forgive me

Thousands of (grammatically unfocused) words, forgive me

Thousands of (grammatically unfocused) words, forgive me

Thousands of (grammatically unfocused) words, forgive me

Thousands of (grammatically unfocused) words, forgive me

Thousands of (grammatically unfocused) words, forgive me

Thousands of (grammatically unfocused) words, forgive me

Thousands of (grammatically unfocused) words, forgive me

Thousands of (grammatically unfocused) words, forgive me

Note the amazing toerances here,  This is with the case 'clicked' open.  When it is closed, it is impossible to see the 'seam'.

Thank you,

Squel.

if I were you I would be excited too! Its an amazing watch whose
08/28/2007 - 12:55

execution is extremely difficult: case and skeletonising.

Your scans are exceelent too :-)

a true work of art. The 1st scan really shows the top rate engraving
08/28/2007 - 15:25

work. Enjoy it in the best of health

gorgeous love it! nt
08/28/2007 - 19:01

nt

how the hell do they manage to put a watch into a coin? great watch!
08/28/2007 - 21:11

NT

two $20 coins are used for the case construction! the 1st is
08/28/2007 - 22:35

 drilled and the movement subsequently fitted into it, serving as a regular "case" a second coing is then cut and fitted atop the case and acts as the cover! This explains the reason that $20 gold coins were used because the fulfilled 2 necessities: they had the necessary size and thickness as to serve as a "watch case" and were available in sufficent numbers as to create the watches.

Re: two $20 coins are used for the case construction! the 1st is
08/30/2007 - 00:16

Now, that makes sense.  I had been wondering how they built such a great coin around a regular 'ol watch.

Squel.

A work of art
08/29/2007 - 02:37

Congratulations on the new addition.

Thanks for sharing.  The watch is definitely a work of art, and definitely a rare bird.  I am sure you will get many, many questions and comments from friends and strangers alike.  Great photography too!  Enjoy it in the best of health.

Shady Joe believes that a $20 watch can be useful to get out of a
08/29/2007 - 20:00

sticky situation if you wake up one day in a strange land with no clothes on and with the worst hang over.

Shady Joe also believes that VC's engraving is unpararelled.

Shady Joe also wishes Squel to wear the watch in good health.

Re: Shady Joe believes that a $20 watch can be useful to get out of a
08/30/2007 - 19:45

As a matter of fact, Mr. Shady Joe, I found myself in just such a situation and I've got to get back there with a paper $20 and get my watch back.

P.S. When I bite on the coin, how do I tell if it's real?  Squel.

Shady Joe thinks that Squel should not try to eat his watch which
08/31/2007 - 02:12

looks much better on the wrist than in his stomach