For @instagram 's Valentine's Day hashtag project: #objectsofaffection | My Grandma gave me this watch around the time of my high school graduation in 2003. It belonged to her and she wanted me to have it because she said "it is a good watch to have." I can't remember if I asked her about the watch or not. Either way, I don't know much about it, so I just spent the better part of the last hour researching vintage Bulova watches. I've come to the conclusion that this one was made in the 1920s. My dad recognized it and knows it was a gift from my Grandpa. He thinks it might have been a belated engagement or wedding gift. My grandparents both emigrated from Ireland to the US when they were young and got married while my Grandpa was working as a doorman. Instead of an engagement ring, he gave my Grandma what he could afford- a pretty drawstring pouch to hold a future gift like a ring or a fancy watch. My dad thinks this watch might have been the item to be held in the pouch, but he isn't sure. What matters most to me is that the watch belonged to my Grandma McCay and when I wear it I think of her and her bright blue eyes, her slight Irish brogue, and her big personality in the tiniest frame. She would have been 100 years old this past December. Love her :)
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  • sarahmccayFor @instagram 's Valentine's Day hashtag project: #objectsofaffection | My Grandma gave me this watch around the time of my high school graduation in 2003. It belonged to her and she wanted me to have it because she said "it is a good watch to have." I can't remember if I asked her about the watch or not. Either way, I don't know much about it, so I just spent the better part of the last hour researching vintage Bulova watches. I've come to the conclusion that this one was made in the 1920s. My dad recognized it and knows it was a gift from my Grandpa. He thinks it might have been a belated engagement or wedding gift. My grandparents both emigrated from Ireland to the US when they were young and got married while my Grandpa was working as a doorman. Instead of an engagement ring, he gave my Grandma what he could afford- a pretty drawstring pouch to hold a future gift like a ring or a fancy watch. My dad thinks this watch might have been the item to be held in the pouch, but he isn't sure. What matters most to me is that the watch belonged to my Grandma McCay and when I wear it I think of her and her bright blue eyes, her slight Irish brogue, and her big personality in the tiniest frame. She would have been 100 years old this past December. Love her :)

  • issataBeautiful story and watch! I love bulova watches! I have one too
  • sarahmccay@lindleymarie I agree :) photos and jewelry are the objects I treasure the most. I like jewelry that has a story.. Whether it belonged to a family member or reminds me of an adventure.
  • sarahmccay@srt4shawn :) thank you
  • sarahmccay@yellowillow :) thank you
  • sarahmccay@nicolemhern thanks Nicole :)
  • sarahmccay@ac1201 :) thanks
  • sarahmccay@issata thanks :) me too! I wish this one still worked. I just emailed bulova to see if there's any possibility of it being fixed :)
  • wildcreaturesAmazing!!
  • mnylaander@alostfeather Great gallery.
  • emmaginableI love the story behind it (:
  • djkitty01its pretty cool
  • g0r0shekYou have a nice hand
  • evelynalauerGreat photo. Fun to be featured with you!
  • dylannord@alostfeather @elauer4 :)
  • ameera2Congrats on the feature
  • natashalivingston_That's lovely
  • uzma_mir__❤ wonderful
  • allysonmaroneyso beautiful. :]
  • josefinneaathena
  • chasingtornadosBrilliant caption
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