Very nice Torpedo. I love the watch mount. It looks like a sneaky way for the secretary to watch the clock. Just teasing. I bet it is handy. I have never seen a typewriter with a clock or watch before.
That is an AMAZING machine! The watch is quite swanky as well - together, an unbeatable combination :D
Ooooh, sweet! If you ever want to convert the keyboard to Anglo, well, just let me know!
I think that's the coolest thing I have seen so far this year!
I saw this thing in HBw-aktuell - great to see that it's now with you!
Hah! That's cool! And methinks that you could slot a number of different watches into that recess. And I like the space-age, Atomic Era number font on the dial. By the way, gorgeous looking typewriter. That colour combo makes it look edible.
That Torpedo is really something. You find the most interesting machines, Ken.
That watch matches the typer's paint job - don't get rid of it! Hand-wound is much better than quartz, especially for a manual typewriter. If it were a Selectric, okay, maybe stick in a battery-powered, but not in a manual!
I am so glad you're the one who got this very unusual machine. I've e-mailed you a photo of another Torpedo (different model) with a built-in watch. These are the only two I've ever seen.
@Bill- It definitely could be handy for 'watching the clock', as you put it. Definitely a neat alternative to having a desktop clock.@Ted- You think it looks nice? You should try typing with it! A great little machine.@Marty- Thanks for the offer, but I might just have to pass on that. Not that you didn't do a fantastic job with the Kolibri, of course. @Scott- Well, considering it isn't even a full month into the year...oh, nevermind... Ha! It is definitely neat and I jumped at the auction like a wild hound. A wild...drunk hound...@Florian- Unfortunately, the issue that the guy included with this typewriter didn't have that article in it. I would love to read up on anything that may have been written about it.@Teeritz- The watch is definitely interesting looking. Nothing I would choose for myself, but it does go well with the typewriter. @Ton- That's pretty much what my collecting has boiled down to: Olympias, and interesting machines. Also, interesting Olympias!@Brian- I don't like a quartz watch, trust me. I don't really plan on changing it. However, if this (somehow) became my everyday machine, I would have to put a quartz watch in there. Not only is the ribbon cover a pain to get out, but it is quite an ordeal to get that watch out of that slot. Quite snug, you know. @Richard- Thanks for the picture! It's neat to know there are other Torpedo models that got this 'treatment'. I wonder how many there are out there...