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    Old vs New

    My great grandfather was one of the guys who was closely involved with arranging the Helsinki Olympic Games in 1952. This pocket watch was some kind of gift from Finnish Olympic Committee.

    I thought it made a nice picture with my Ebel 1911 (also these used Zenith movements before).

    Cheers.

    Last edited by JPE; 14th September 2019 at 23:44.

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    More information please!!

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    I wish I knew more. My great grandfather was Minister of the Interior of Finland in the 1920's and it was some kind of gift from the government / Olympic committee. He died three years before the actual Olympic Games took place. All I know that he was closely involved with the project (and getting the games in Finland in the first place).

    Here is his Wiki page. It's in Finnish... you can auto translate it to English.

    https://fi.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yrj%C3...CJKhYyTOvPE45Q

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    Very cool. What does the front of the pocket watch look like?

    Best wishes,
    Bob

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