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Snifferdog
7th Dec 2007, 12:27
Not sure how I feel about this but you can now wear a bit of one of most tragic sea disasters on your wrist!! :confused:

http://uk.reuters.com/resources/r/?m=02&d=20070413&t=2&i=597670&w=&r=597670

tony draper
7th Dec 2007, 13:01
Sounds a bit Franklin Mint naff to me,saying that, I have a sheath Knife made from the steel of the German Raider Emden,sunk off the Cocos Island by the Pods,err I didn't buy it I hasten to add.
:rolleyes:

BlueDiamond
7th Dec 2007, 13:04
... I didn't buy it I hasten to add.
Stole it, hmmm, Mr. Draper? http://209.85.12.227/12099/121/emo/PMSL.gif

G-CPTN
7th Dec 2007, 13:07
Probably relieved the previous owner of it for his own good . . .

tony draper
7th Dec 2007, 13:09
No me Dad brought it back from the second round of that war,the Emden bought the farm in the first round, tiz a strange shaped Knife in some kind of tropical hardwood sheath,it has remained razor sharp prolly used in some kind of err ceremony by the islanders,one of the natives told him it was for err Missionaries. :uhoh::E

G-CPTN
7th Dec 2007, 13:20
They didn't like it upp'em . . .

Gainesy
7th Dec 2007, 14:43
I take it that watch is waterproof?


(OK, I know, but someone had to).:rolleyes:

vs69
7th Dec 2007, 16:20
Is that not a tadge disrespectful to the 1500+ who perished that night?Or is grave robbing en vogue now?Anyway I'm just going to put my Hindenburg raincoat on....

Howard Hughes
7th Dec 2007, 17:23
I would probably purchase one (as one of the Hughes clan died on the ship), if it wasn't for the ridiculous price tag!!:eek:

tony draper
7th Dec 2007, 17:27
Hmmm,Draper, we berra keep quiet about this drinking tankard we have that's made from a Frenchmans skull.
:uhoh::rolleyes:

Howard Hughes
7th Dec 2007, 17:32
Ewww a Frenchman, surely that would make the beer taste funny!;)

BlueDiamond
8th Dec 2007, 00:08
I take it that watch is waterproof?
Just the thing for your next diving trip?

ejohn57
25th Jan 2009, 13:11
interestingly dteel of any quality was v rare between the wars, and the emden was good german steel. i know the silver lined water tanks were a source of jewlery for many years.

BombayDuck
25th Jan 2009, 13:18
Gainesy - only till you go out in a hailstorm with it! :p

pigboat
25th Jan 2009, 15:55
Gainesy - only till you go out in a hailstorm with it!

BD that is my nomination as post of the year, so far anyway. :D:D:D

ShyTorque
25th Jan 2009, 15:58
Isn't that an ice watch?

Standard Noise
25th Jan 2009, 18:07
Feckin thing looks a tad rusty to me, I'd want me money back.:}

mr fish
25th Jan 2009, 18:32
the russian sub captain who sank WILHELM GUSTLOFF (5000+dead) was awarded a medal for his "victory".
one wonders if he wore it with pride when it was discovered almost all of the dead were civilians:(