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Decades ago my Granddad owned and operated a small ranch near Lodi California. His tractor was a John Deere MT. While preparing ground one spring he stepped off the tractor in the middle of the field to take care of some "personal business."

Returning to the house that evening and emptying his pockets before washing up for supper he discovered to his aggravation that his Elgin pocket watch was missing. He guessed he must have snagged the chain while dismounting from the tractor. Looking out at the freshly turned field he figured the watch was gone for good and put it out of his mind.

Fast forward one year. Same field, same tractor. Something in the stubble reflected the morning sun and caught Granddad's eye. When he walked over to investigate he discovered his watch, tarnished, bruised, and filthy, but intact. After some major surgery from the local jeweler the old Elgin kept time again.

Granddad is gone now, but I still have the MT, the watch, and the story.
 

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It was ment to be found by the man who loved it. Great story I love it thanks..
 

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Wonderful story to pass through to future generations of your family :!:
 

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Steam said:
Decades ago my Granddad owned and operated a small ranch near Lodi California. His tractor was a John Deere MT. While preparing ground one spring he stepped off the tractor in the middle of the field to take care of some "personal business."

Returning to the house that evening and emptying his pockets before washing up for supper he discovered to his aggravation that his Elgin pocket watch was missing. He guessed he must have snagged the chain while dismounting from the tractor. Looking out at the freshly turned field he figured the watch was gone for good and put it out of his mind.

Fast forward one year. Same field, same tractor. Something in the stubble reflected the morning sun and caught Granddad's eye. When he walked over to investigate he discovered his watch, tarnished, bruised, and filthy, but intact. After some major surgery from the local jeweler the old Elgin kept time again.

Granddad is gone now, but I still have the MT, the watch, and the story.
The Elgin pocket watch was found . Where did we lose Steam only 3 post made. Sorry for our lost would have like to heard another story.
 

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Everything handed down from one generation to the next has a story that gives it meaning. That watch has a wondeful story.
 
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