Dad's pocket watch
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Back when we actually made stuff old school style.
My Dad gave me this watch when I moved out of the house. He joked that it didn't work..( it did but had to be wound every 12 hours, still does)
It is no Rolex but I wouldn't trade it for a truck load of Rolex's..
My Dad liked traditional ways, He was a hunter, fisherman, craftsmen. He liked to carry this watch with him when we went deer hunting, always with a muzzle loader, old black powder, one shot CANNONS. Still hunting (sit and waite), no dogs, you go in the woods at sunrise. Every man goes a seperate way, you might meet up for lunch but if you met up in the woods it was just a wave or nod as to not spook the deer. If you didn't get a deer (I never did) you stayed till dark. Dad never cared for hunting deer with anything else but muzzle loader (black powder) or bow and arrow. He seemed to like the senseof fairness or challenge to it. "You only get one chance" he'd say. He could have chosen to go with any other firearm (unless it was squirrle season then the Ruger 10-22s came out). And we would always go out opening day which was on Thanksgiving day in Conn. At the time I didn't really know it but he was trying to keep and pass down a tradition. I haven't deer hunted since I left home, but if I were to I wouldn't do it any other way.
6 sec exp f/16 iso 100
65 mm canon Macro 1x5
In the Dad's old pocket watch photo essay.
Also by Gary Benefield
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