Saturday, September 17, 2011

BULOVA 1943 TYPE A-11 US SERVICE WATCH

Today it's a cool little item...
This is an Type A-11 1943 US Army Service Watch.
Complete with the original band!
Still in pretty good shape too.
It's a silver alloy so it's tarnished.
I think three makers made this style of watch for the government.
It has a yellow crystal on it, which I'm not sure is original or not.   The dial is flaking a bit and is pretty much beyond using.  I'm on the hunt for a set of replacement hands and a nos dial.   These watches are amazingly small compared to modern watches of today.  It's Vintage Gear for Guys.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

1950'S BAMBOO FISHING POLL / ROD

Yesterday was a vintage fishing reel... today it's the rod.
This is a vintage bamboo fishing rod.  
It has a really cool wood handle and is very well made.
It has a little red rubber "ball" on the bottom
Here it is next to it's cousins... real bamboo.
Here's an example of the bamboo sides of the poll.  I love bamboo polls as they're just plain cool.  It's vintage gear for guys!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

PFLUFGER SAL-TROUT FISHING REEL

Today it's time to go fishing.
I found this reel this weekend.  It's from the early 1950's.
It's a smooth as butter even after all this time.  I just added a few drops of oil and off it went.
I love that it's all metal and even after 60+ years it still works flawlessly.
It's a shame they don't make everyday stuff like this today to the same standards they did back then.
It was probably green at one time, but I'm not sure.  It's cool for sure, and I'm looking forward to giving it try.   It's Vintage Gear for Guys.