DAD'S POCKET WATCH - circa 1918

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© Michael F. OBrien
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Photo Info
UploadedApril 24, 2011
TakenMay 15, 2009
MakePanasonic
ModelDMC-FZ50
Exposure1/20 sec at f/3.2
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length18.1 mm
ISO200

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This Elgin pocket watch was given to my father when he graduated from eight grade in 1918. His father was not in good health, so my father tended the farm and did not attend high school. He always worn this watch on a leather 'chain' and stashed it in an upper pocket of his overalls. His four sons graduated from college, three of them teachers. Two obtained their Masters Degree. I am his eldest.

24 responses

  • Min Chai Liu

    Min Chai Liu gave props (23 Apr 2011):

    look like apencil drawn

  • Carol Holmes

    Carol Holmes gave props (23 Apr 2011):

    *voted* most excellent

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (23 Apr 2011):

    Wonderful entry for this theme! Voted

  • Robert Larrazolo

    Robert Larrazolo gave props (23 Apr 2011):

    SO COOL! well composed.voted.

  • Kevin Kott

    Kevin Kott (Deleted) gave props (23 Apr 2011):

    My vote!!!

  • Grizz Thumper

    Grizz Thumper (Deleted) gave props (24 Apr 2011):

    love it

  • ajtiM

    ajtiM (Deleted) said (28 Apr 2011):

    brilliant! my vote.

  • Richard Bruns

    Richard Bruns said (1 May 2011):

    My Granddad had a similar watch! However, looking at this photo I'm kinda waiting for it to drip ala Dali (ha!)

  • Bill Bungard

    Bill Bungard   gave props (1 May 2011):

    Got my vote... Love the texture and use of b&w

  • Nicolette de Joncaire

    Nicolette de Joncaire   gave props (7 May 2011):

    Great. My vote

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (9 May 2011):

    My vote!!

  • Steven Schutz

    Steven Schutz gave props (9 May 2011):

    Your father did what he had to do....the mark of a good man....a stellar entry....voted

  • Elizabeth Saporito

    Elizabeth Saporito gave props (16 May 2011):

    Beautiful... voted.

  • Roxana Brivent-Barnes

    Roxana Brivent-Barnes said (19 May 2011):

    Simply superb shot, as for the story, touchy, deep, interesting, and you simply described him in a way that I could picture him too! Voted...

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (20 May 2011):

    Oh YEAH! Rad!

  • Lêda Nardelli

    Lêda Nardelli gave props (27 May 2011):

    yes!

  • TrapperMom

    TrapperMom gave props (27 May 2011):

    Fantastic. Really like the composition. Gets my vote for sure.

  • zoe m

    zoe m gave props (3 Jul 2011):

    love this! how do you achieve printed on vintage paper aesthetic?

  • judy fouse

    judy fouse said (21 Nov 2011):

    What a wonderful memory. The photo really does it justice.

  • Photo Shack

    Photo Shack (Deleted) gave props (3 Jun 2012):

    love pocketwatches too...

  • Robert Larrazolo

    Robert Larrazolo gave props (30 Apr 2014):

    My vote.

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone gave props (1 May 2014):

    wonderful voted !

  • Tiia Vissak

    Tiia Vissak gave props (2 May 2014):

    a great theme image! voted!

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