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Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Iriana, Feb 8, 2013.
What’s it’s age?
It's close to 100 years old. The exact year of production was 1926.
Boy, I've not seen inside an old jeweled mechanical wrist watch in years - I change the batteries in our wrist watches, but all are quartz movements; we do have some 'solar' ones but assume the same mechanism.
The only 'mechanical' clock that we have in the house is shown below - a chiming Howard-Miller 'School House' wall clock - 8 day wind movements for time & sound - bought in 1975 to help teach our young son then to learn to tell time. Unless I forget, I wind the clock every Sunday - now kind of a family heirloom. Dave
Uspenski Cathedral, Helsinki
Market Square, Helsinki, from above
Taken while sitting in the Skywheel, thus the blue hues.
An early Railroad pocket watch from about 1912. The movement is a 19 jewel Bunn made by the Illinois Watch Company. The dial is what is known as a Montgomery dial as it has every minute numbered around the edge of the dial as well as the 6 inside the seconds dial.
Johanna - needed to see that Helsinki SkyWheel (pic below for others) - 460 ft high - impressive @ over twice the height of the 'little one' that we were on in Myrtle Beach - also piqued my interest as to others that may even be taller? Well, I was unaware of one being built on Staten Island w/ a grand view of New York Harbor - projected spring 2018 opening - height will be 630 ft! Susan & I may have to revisit the Big Apple and take the ferry out to Staten Island - cheap but great boat ride & then a BIG WHEEL! Dave
Beautiful monument - I have nearly 20 CDs in my collection of Sibelius music (mostly Symphonies & Tone Poems; some Chamber & Solo Piano) - although the monument looks like the pipes of an organ, he wrote just a handful of pieces for that instrument (list of compositions HERE) - some interesting discussion of the monument and its conception in this Wiki Article, for those interested. Dave
Helsinki Cathedral and it's organ