Best Picture Competition

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Best Picture Competition

New postby Stephan » Thu Aug 27, 2009 2:19 am

Welcome to the Global Horology

BEST PICTURE COMPETITION.

The rules are very simple so please read them and have a go.

1/ You must be a registered member of Global Horology to enter.

2/ Pictures may be of anything related to Horology. Watches, Clocks, Tools Etc.

2/ You are allowed to enter TWO pictures only.
One is fine but three or more is not.
They do not have to be entered at the same time.
You may prefer to start with one and then add a second later.

3/ Please provide a brief (one or two lines only) description of what the picture is
about and add your name or membership number so we know where to direct the credit.

4/ Please do not ask questions or add comments about other peoples pictures in the competition thread. If you wish to discuss any of the pictures please do so in the associated Competitions Discussions / Comments thread.

The competition will start now and remain open until Sept 14 after which the thread will be locked and members will be invited to vote on their choice of BEST PICTURE.
Voting will be open for 7 days.

The winner will receive recognition as being a first class photographer worthy of the respect and praise of his fellow members ( or a very lucky shot ) as well as a small prize which in this case will be a product from the Elgin factory.

This is all about having a bit of fun so dust of your camera and find something that ticks to point it at. You might even surprise yourself.

Good Luck all.
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Re: Best Picture Competition

New postby Stephan » Mon Aug 31, 2009 12:21 am

It appears that you lot are a bit shy or perhaps know one wants to go first so here is an example picture to get things moving.
Remember it is not the best watch or clock that will win but the best picture.
It could be a picture of a dollar watch. Use your imagination and get creative.

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Re: Best Picture Competition

New postby John Moane » Thu Sep 03, 2009 2:07 am

Here`s mine. It`s an old 1800s cross watch in pure silver with a picture of Mary in enamel. The movement is a 7 jewel cylinder.
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Re: Best Picture Competition

New postby dweiss17 » Sat Sep 05, 2009 12:47 pm

Attached are photos from the 2008 NAWCC Calendar put out by me.

Alexander was the Czar of Russia in the 1800's...a reformer...killed by a bomb thrown by a thrown by a dissenter.

Watch made by Tissot...courtersy of Mac through Cort Moore...the photos had to be photoshoped to look better.


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Re: Best Picture Competition

New postby Tom Diss » Tue Sep 08, 2009 12:59 pm

1920's(?) Hamilton 900 in a green gold filled case.

http://i513.photobucket.com/albums/t340 ... /900-1.jpg

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Re: Best Picture Competition

New postby Irwin » Wed Sep 09, 2009 7:07 pm

Longines

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John Forrest fusee

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Re: Best Picture Competition

New postby Charlie Sides » Wed Sep 09, 2009 8:42 pm

14k 950p

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Re: Best Picture Competition

New postby Charlie Sides » Wed Sep 09, 2009 8:47 pm

23j Bunn Spl 18s choo choo case.

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Re: Best Picture Competition

New postby MikeM » Sat Sep 12, 2009 9:51 pm

Hi everyone, this seemed like a good opportunity to try my first post with an image. I hope I did it right.
The picture itself is a close up of a plain everyday 60 Hour Bunn Special movement, but I like the way it turned out.

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Re: Best Picture Competition

New postby Larry Burwell » Mon Sep 14, 2009 11:15 pm

Here is an Illinois 163-Elinvar (type IIE) with a scarce dial and in a two-tone Bunn Special case.

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Re: Best Picture Competition

New postby rodstan » Tue Sep 15, 2009 12:30 pm

Movement of a 1780 skeletonised verge currently on the bench.


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Re: Best Picture Competition

New postby Lagodave » Tue Sep 15, 2009 2:47 pm

This is a magnificent French Ormolu Carriage Clock from Hersant of Paris dated 1873.
The case is made up of 13 separate ormolu castings The carrying handle is intertwined
branches which cover a birds nest complete with eggs and attentive parents.
The clock which is good running order is approx. 9 1/2 inches tall including the handle.
I bought this clock in England about 25 years ago.

Enjoy

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Re: Best Picture Competition

New postby terry hall » Tue Sep 15, 2009 11:31 pm

oh its just a pair of cases ....

these belonged to friend Mike Chamelin when I took the image....
not bad for an old sony ... sub megapixel... :?

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Re: Best Picture Competition

New postby Gawatch » Tue Sep 15, 2009 11:35 pm

Well I had to pull out a pretty to post This is a 18s 14k box hinge
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Dial on same watch
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Re: Best Picture Competition

New postby Glyn Meredith » Tue Sep 29, 2009 11:53 am

Stephan has checked the results of the poll. Here are the results as he has already posted:

"Third place is Rob Jones second picture. A great watch.

Second place goes to Tom Diss. I think they liked that background.

The winner on this occasion is Larry Burwell with that beautiful picture of his 2 tone watch.
Congratulations Larry."
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