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Ricker H Jones

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Re: Research Needed - Moving beyond 99%
« Reply #15 on: May 07, 2018, 07:59:29 AM »

I ran across an article about the Selfridge watch given to the English racer several years ago.
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Ricker H Jones

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Re: Research Needed - Moving beyond 99%
« Reply #16 on: May 07, 2018, 08:01:59 AM »

I'm having trouble posting multiple photos. 
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Ric Gillespie

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Re: Research Needed - Moving beyond 99%
« Reply #17 on: May 07, 2018, 08:07:17 AM »

I'm having trouble posting multiple photos.

No need to post photos taken during the first or second world flight attempts. We know she had a leather-banded watch that disappeared with her.  What we need are photos dating from 1928/1932.  That's the watch that is reportedly in the museum in Oklahoma City.  So far I have only found the one photo taken in 1934.  In all of the 1928 and 1932 photos she's wearing flight suits or jackets that cover her wrists.
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Ricker H Jones

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Re: Research Needed - Moving beyond 99%
« Reply #18 on: May 07, 2018, 10:13:17 AM »

I'd think there would be some value in seeing, for example, that AE had to use the last hole to fasten her watchstrap, indicating that her wrist was smaller than average. I'll keep looking for some early photos wearing a watch.
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Re: Research Needed - Moving beyond 99%
« Reply #19 on: May 07, 2018, 10:24:03 AM »

Magnification of this ebay photo shows two holes in this watch strap
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Re: Research Needed - Moving beyond 99%
« Reply #20 on: May 07, 2018, 11:13:39 AM »

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Jerry Germann

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Re: Research Needed - Moving beyond 99%
« Reply #21 on: May 07, 2018, 11:28:59 AM »

A few more watch pics:

Is that the watch in the 99s museum?  I hope not. What we want is a leather band with wear marks to indicate where the buckle was.

Unfortunately,it appears the watch in the museum does have the metal spring band, so that particular one isn't going to help;  https://www.google.com/search?q=shannon+walker+with+amelia+earhart%27s++watch&safe=strict&rlz=1C1GGRV_enUS752US752&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjb89frjvTaAhVM54MKHTzqCF8QsAR6BAgAECc&biw=1264&bih=675
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Re: Research Needed - Moving beyond 99%
« Reply #22 on: May 07, 2018, 02:30:53 PM »

No luck finding a leather strap wristwatch thus far,...have found a few bare arm photos in which Earhart wears her Elephant bracelet. Interesting to see where the bracelet rides on her arm when in a raised position. It seems the bracelet was a bit large for her, as in the photos thus far, it appears to ride mid-arm. Could the bracelet help determine arm circumference at that point?
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Re: Research Needed - Moving beyond 99%
« Reply #23 on: May 07, 2018, 03:04:55 PM »

Could the bracelet help determine arm circumference at that point?

Good thought.
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