Show us your TIES

Discussion in 'General Attire & Accoutrements' started by Veronica Parra, Sep 22, 2005.

  1. Short Balding Guy

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    That is a sweet tie sir.
     
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  2. Michael A

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    Thanks Eric. I've been admiring the beauties you've been posting lately. Very nice.

    Michael
     
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  3. The Necktie Guy

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    I have these two silk ties that are likely from the late 80's. The one on the left was made by Richel. The other one is from Neiman Marcus.

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    1980's
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    Striped dark green and dark brown with subtle paisley pattern.
    100% Silk
    Made in Spain

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    Neiman Marcus Tie
    Ivory tie with large orange and green medallion pattern
    All Silk
    Imported From England

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  4. dh66

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    Nabbed a good one for all this rainy weather we've been having down here the last few weeks[​IMG][​IMG]

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  5. Great find Dale!
     
  6. Michael A

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    Wow, that is a top drawer duck tie. Super find.

    Michael
     
  7. dh66

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    Thanks Bob and Michael. I had kind of sworn off tie buying for awhile, but I couldn't pass this one up.

    And happy late birthday, Bob

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  8. Thanks so much Dale! Does this mean you are sending me that duck tie? :p
     
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  9. Michael A

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  12. viclip

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    Very nice ensemble as per usual.

    I wear vests primarily so that I can hang pocket watches from them.

    Speaking whereof, is that what I think it is on the end of that fancy chain? Can we see it?
     
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  13. Michael A

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    Thanks Dale. I was happy to run across this tie again yesterday. It was buried on my rack. Ha ha. I love that thin and shiny fabric they used back then. And very glad to see that that suit still fits me despite the extra 10 or 15 lbs I've put on this winter.

    Thanks viclip. I almost always wear my pocket watch when I wear a dress vest. Not so much with my Filson mackinaw vest.
    And staying on the subject of ties, today it is a Scottish made Campbell tartan woolie
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    The pocket watch, my only one, was my Grandfathers. Nothing fancy and I think if I recall it was made in 1912
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    Missing the second hand, and I believe I have a vague memory of being involved in that issue about 60 years ago. Ha ha.

    Thanks,
    Michael
     
  14. viclip

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    You're very fortunate to have your grandfather's pocket watch, I have nothing but some memories of my maternal one (passed away when I was 12) & only a couple photos of my paternal grandfather (died before I was even born).

    South Bend pocket watches are a bit out of the ordinary, most folks have never heard of that manufacturer. Do you know anything about its movement &/or have you a photo?

    I hope that at some point you decide to replace the missing seconds hand & have your family heirloom serviced for posterity's sake.

    All this pocket watch talk is of course completely on topic ~ everyone knows that they go with vests which go with ties ... :rolleyes:
     
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  15. Michael A

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    Yes, I feel very fortunate to have it. I did research the movement when I first got it, but that was a computer or so ago and the data and links are gone. So I will have to do it again someday. I do remember it's not railroad grade, and I'm pretty sure it was 1912 when it was made, by the serial number. The case is nickel and if I recall it was made by a company in Philadelphia. I had the crystal replaced back then too and the watchmaker told me the shaft for the second hand is broken. So the only reasonable repair would be to find the same model for sale somewhere and use it as a donor for the parts. Fortunately, it is clean inside and keeps perfect time.

    Michael
     
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  16. viclip

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    Thanks Michael for the follow-up. It's good to hear that the watch functions so well, I hope that you decide to locate the requisite "fourth wheel" & matching seconds hand to bring your grandfather's watch back to original condition.

    My favorite starting point for researching the movement of a pocket watch is:

    https://pocketwatchdatabase.com/

    Inserting the serial number from the movement coupled with specifying South Bend as the manufacturer, should bring up all sorts of useful information, including the size/model/grade. After that, eBay will be your friend for finding a donor movement, it's amazing what comes out of the woodwork in that global market place.

    As for the case, there was a Philadelphia Watch Case Co. which sounds like it might be your case's maker. The exact wording/logos found on the inside of the back cover can be used to garner additional info. The following page may be of assistance (assuming public access is enabled to it, if not let me know & I can assist):

    https://mb.nawcc.org/wiki/Philadelphia-Watch-Case-Co
     
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  17. Michael A

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    Thanks for the links, viclip. I'll pull the movement out of the case one of these days and get some good photos of it.

    Thanks,
    Michael
     
  18. Michael A

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  20. Short Balding Guy

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    A peacock tie kind of day.

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    Best, Eric -
     
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