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violentblossom
11-03-09, 21:07
This is pretty cool. Apparently, Lincoln's watch had a secret message inscribed in it. Check it out.

http://www.geekologie.com/2009/03/lincolns_pocketwatch_contained.php

Not a big secret, but still cool.

irjudd
11-03-09, 21:45
The man had a pretty nice rifle too :cln:

oocladableeblah
11-03-09, 21:50
That's pretty cool and interesting. Nice find.

patriots88888
11-03-09, 21:53
Would of LMAO if the inscription had read, "It's no wonder why I have to repair this junk! He should have bought a Timex instead!"

Hairhelmet12
11-03-09, 21:53
I cant read it, what does it say?

violentblossom
11-03-09, 22:06
I cant read it, what does it say?

The engraving, by watchmaker Jonathan Dillon, is dated April 13, 1861, and reads in part: "Fort Sumpter was attacked by the rebels" and "thank God we have a government."

Forty-five years later, Dillon the watchmaker told The New York Times that he was repairing Lincoln's watch when he heard that the first shots of the Civil War had been fired.

Dillon said he unscrewed the dial of the watch and used a sharp instrument to mark the historic day on the president's watch. He told the newspaper that, as far as he knew, no one had ever seen the inscription.

Legend Killer
11-03-09, 22:20
Pretty cool indeed. Thanks for that link! :tmb:

Tonyrobinson
11-03-09, 22:26
Awesome, now we just need to find a real life Lara to look into this :D

rickybazire
11-03-09, 22:34
Hehe, I love these messages that get lost...then found again after quite a few years, if not...hundred years...

Punaxe
12-03-09, 05:38
But let's be honest, if the engraver were still alive, I wouldn't think about taking my watch to him for a repair.

rowanlim
12-03-09, 08:00
Wow interesting find! Couldn't hurt to have a real study about it! :tmb: :D

irjudd
12-03-09, 12:18
On second thought... big daddy may be watching :pi: