The Daily Telegraph
sir – The 18k gold full hunter Hahn Landeron pocket watch presented to my grandfather on his retirement from the Seaforth Highlanders is far too heavy for anyone’s pocket (Letters, September 13).
It sits on its domed glass-covered stand, accurately ticking through the centuries since it was manufactured in the 1890s – a fine tribute to the watchmaker’s art and the fine old soldier who was its first owner. James Mcnie
sir – Only this week my wife and our daughter made use of the wooden surfboard, complete with a knot, that was made for my mother-in-law, now 99, when she was 14.
She herself only stopped using it a small number of years ago.
Reading , Berkshire