WBOTM 1/29/13

View previous topic View next topic Go down

WBOTM 1/29/13

Post by eddiea on 2013-01-29, 09:39

Thomas Gref, Made in Arizona



"I have been interested in mechanical things ever since I was a kid. Growing up in Ohio, I remember tinkering with all sorts of small appliances, lawnmowers, etc., oftentimes with my father or grandfather. It was this continuing interest that carried me into engineering school, where I earned my Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering. After I graduated, I had about 2 months before I started my first job. It was at this time that I discovered watches. I was basically going through some of my dad's old stuff, and found one of his old Omega Seamaster watches. I opened the back, and was immediately fascinated with the fine finish and the intricacy of the parts. I decided that I wanted to learn more about watches, so my dad and I went to some flea markets and bought some very cheap mechanical watches that I could tinker with. I bought some books and a few cheap tools, then went off to my first corporate job."
http://www.thomasgref.com/

_________________
This spring, I will do Everest without oxygen. I did all my peaks without oxygen except Everest. I just want to continue be happy, doing what I love—climbing mountains.
Edurne Pasaban Lizarribar
avatar
eddiea
Moderator

Posts : 926
Join date : 2012-09-23
Age : 103
Location : Slightly north of..... Key Largo (GMT -4)

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: WBOTM 1/29/13

Post by Mortuus on 2013-01-29, 16:21

I really like that 1939 pilot's watch; very evocative of the watches the USN used to issue its pilots and NFOs back in the day. pirat

_________________
avatar
Mortuus
Founder

Posts : 1590
Join date : 2012-04-10
Age : 97
Location : Rancho Santa Fe, CA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum