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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2015 5:38 pm Reply with quote
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KennyHabeeb wrote:
Free is free, Darrah. Who's going to argue?! Wink

For a lot of those guys, as soon as you get to three figures, their blink rate goes to zero, and the battery-op device will just have to do until happy sam passes out another real deal for free.

K


I also have a friend who was into this stuff for some years.
Even got himself into a few movies as part of the crowd.

I know for a fact that they go to extraordinary lengths to get the costumes correct right down to making their own buttons of some of the early military costumes.

There is no way anyone even half serious would wear a battery operated watch. It would be like having a wooden rifle stead of a real one.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2015 11:52 am Reply with quote
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fix up an old car to run to travel and fix up an old watch to watch it run

old rats need fixing to run but lay off the polish as cars have paint to protect the metal watches do not

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2015 2:58 pm Reply with quote
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StephanG wrote:
There is no way anyone even half serious would wear a battery operated watch. It would be like having a wooden rifle stead of a real one.


Do this, Stephan: Go to a re-enactment and walk around among the tents and placements. When you see items on tables or hanging up, ask what is original and what is reproduction. It will surprise you to learn that a lot of stuff only looks CW-era. It's actually a lot newer than that.
Sure, some guys go crazy getting all the authentic goods they can find, but those are the guys you hear about. They have expendable income. Not every re-enactor has such. No one is going to brag about their repro canteen or whistle or belt or watch made in 1888.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2015 6:18 pm Reply with quote
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Kenny,

Would you call someone who subscribes to this a watch collector,

http://www.classicpocketwatches.com/

Tis the same with the re enactment people.

Here is some of the things my mate gets up to.

The guns are not reproductions.

http://www.cerberus.com.au/reenactors/videos.html


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Stephan, you really have to hang out for one slow afternoon, and meet people at a re-enactment to get the strange truth.

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