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Florence would love to be repaired & dated
« on: Sunday 08 January 12 20:26 GMT (UK) »
If anyone could repair this photo of my grandmother, I'd be very grateful. I've tried to do it myself but it looks a bit botched so I'm deferring to the talented people here.

She was born in 1887 and I think the photo might have been taken when she was 21 but if anyone can date the photo from clothing etc (I don't have the original), that would be a bonus.

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Re: Florence would love to be repaired & dated
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 08 January 12 20:39 GMT (UK) »
Wow, look at that wristwatch!  The daters may be able to pin it down to year, but it certainly looks like 1905-1910

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Re: Florence would love to be repaired & dated
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 08 January 12 20:52 GMT (UK) »
Wow, look at that wristwatch!  The daters may be able to pin it down to year, but it certainly looks like 1905-1910

Thanks for the reply!

We still have the watch casing - what do you know about that kind of watch? Would it originally have been on a chain and then set in a strap?
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Re: Florence would love to be repaired & dated
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 08 January 12 21:01 GMT (UK) »
Wow, look at that wristwatch!  The daters may be able to pin it down to year, but it certainly looks like 1905-1910

Thanks for the reply!

We still have the watch casing - what do you know about that kind of watch? Would it originally have been on a chain and then set in a strap?

Apparently in WW1 soldiers attached pocket watches to their wrists with a cupped leather band - which is what her watch looks like to me.

Jan ;)
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Re: Florence would love to be repaired & dated
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 08 January 12 21:16 GMT (UK) »
On a recent thread, someone commented that the fashion for wristwatches started with women, and then moved to men later. 
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Re: Florence would love to be repaired & dated
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 08 January 12 21:36 GMT (UK) »
1910ish is about right for this.The watch looks like a half hunter.

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Re: Florence would love to be repaired & dated
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 08 January 12 22:38 GMT (UK) »
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Re: Florence would love to be repaired & dated
« Reply #7 on: Monday 09 January 12 00:45 GMT (UK) »
Hi.......Florence looking a whole lot better now after her makeover.

Carolyn  :)
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Re: Florence would love to be repaired & dated
« Reply #8 on: Monday 09 January 12 00:46 GMT (UK) »
And a colour version.

Carolyn  :)
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