Time Capsule

 Vintage Personalized Wristwatches & the Stories They Tell

"You never actually own a watch...You merely look after it for the next generation" *
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* Thank you, Patek Philippe....

New Stories –- December 2021: 

Please click this photo to read the story of Lt. Monroe Allen Scott (1920–1993), a Black WW2 Army officer who served – and succeeded -- in a segregated military:

"The logic of segregated units demanded a black officer corps, but there were never enough officers to command all the black units. In 1942 only 0.35 percent of the Negroes in the Army were officers".  Lt. Monroe Scott was one of them.


​Lt. Scott joined the Army’s 25th Infantry as a Private in 1937; by 1943, he had graduated from Officer Candidate School and was a 1st Lieutenant. He served with the segregated 484th Port Battalion in the North African port of Oran, Algeria, and then in Europe through the end of the War.


​(You can also find his story on the <WW2 / Cold War> menu above…)

WW1 Trench Watches

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WW2/Cold War Military Watches

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Athletes Watches

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Presentation/Personal Watches

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The Time Capsule Collection of Vintage Watches

Bob Stokes 

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I have spent my entire life collecting something.  It naturally started out with 1950s baseball cards (yup, I had all the Mickey Mantle, Hank Aaron, Willie Mays cards...) -- and of course my Mom threw them all out when I went to college.  Over the next fifty years, that morphed into Victorian Furniture, Victor Talking Machines / Nipper collectibles, 19th Century Advertising; Opera memorabilia – and finally, vintage personalized wristwatches.

I'm still building my Time Capsule website -- I will be continuing to add new stories from my 40+ watch collection....so please keep coming back!

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I'm still building my Time Capsule website -- I have over 40 watches to document. Please let me know what you think about this initial group of vintage personal watches -- particularly if you have more information about any of them....
Thanks!  Bob 

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