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Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. Samuel L Clemens a.k.a. Mark Twain
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Best regards,Jim"We are the other people, we are the other people...you're the other people too!" Frank Zappa
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clepsydra Wrote:Ref 9386AD Ingenieur. Sold on 22 May 1967 to Benguela, Angola, then a Portuguese colony.The AD in Benguela sold many Ingenieurs and Aquatimers. I've been told a story, which I have been unable to confirm, that, at the beginning of the Angolan civil war, following their chaotic independence from Portugal in 1975, a group of Benguela residents drove in a makeshift convoy to Namibia, then Southwest Africa, to save their lives.They took with them only what they could carry in the cars, including their IWCs which they used as currency to finance their return to Portugal, and also their new life in South Africa, or Portugal.This Ingenieur may be one of them.
Nelson Wrote:Now that's one hunk of watch, Tony. I remember seeing a solid gold Big Ingenieur with gold bracelet that had quite a bit of heft, too.I imagine these bracelets are difficult to size down.Nelson
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thomasa8 Wrote:Thank you for the extended Ingenieur education. This is new to me.
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