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Old 07-04-12, 11:36 AM
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Question on Terrys Bike Pocket Watch Handlebar Clip

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Would anyone know what is the maximimum size of a pocketwatch or stop watch in milimeters (mm) does the Terrys pocket watch handlebar clip accept?

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Old 07-04-12, 03:05 PM
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2 inches, or 51mm
They hold the Smiths Pocket Watch (or stop watch), plenty of the watches on the UK e bay, where I bought mine.
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I note on the Classic Lightweights site the unit is adjustable for size by turning the bolt.
Fairly obscure item. I can't imagine many are owned here.
Can you post pics?
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Old 07-04-12, 05:41 PM
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Thank you very much for the replies, rootboy and clydesdale scot.
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Fairly obscure item. I can't imagine many are owned here.
Can you post pics?
my clip and watch, measures 2"


there is a Terry's watch clip on e bay now
item 190690272396

or reproductions are often available from e bay seller
http://myworld.ebay.com.au/detail_uk

the BIN prices have been increasing, suggesting there is a healthy demand for them. The Smiths pocket watches are readily available on the UK e bay.
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My clip is a Milremo, but is the same design and shape; tightens by way of a wingnut on the bottom and the clip portion is adjustable by spreading the fore/aft prongs apart.

I currently have a 51mm Heuer Trackmaster residing in mine:



This shot gives a better illustration as to how large a timepiece can comfortably fit in the clip:



To the OP: It might interest you to know that I found both the clip and watch by beginning a thread just as you did. A number of C&Vers pointed out Hillary Stone as a good POC for the Terry's clip; he was out of stock when I contacted him, but then another member linked me to a UK auction for both the Milremo clip and Heuer stopwatch. The rest is history.

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Thank you, Drillium Dude. By the way, your Milremo and Heuer trackmaster are just awesome!
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That D. Dude is loyal to Heuer 'cause they sponsored his favorite F1 machines and driver.

That's a cool looking set up.
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Here's my Terry's watch clip, in it's original packaging. I'd love to acquire a Smith's combination standard/stopwatch for it.

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Thank you, Drillium Dude. By the way, your Milremo and Heuer trackmaster are just awesome!
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thats really sharp
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That..is so freaking cool.
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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude View Post
My clip is a Milremo, but is the same design and shape; tightens by way of a wingnut on the bottom and the clip portion is adjustable by spreading the fore/aft prongs apart.

I currently have a 51mm Heuer Trackmaster residing in mine:



This shot gives a better illustration as to how large a timepiece can comfortably fit in the clip:



To the OP: It might interest you to know that I found both the clip and watch by beginning a thread just as you did. A number of C&Vers pointed out Hillary Stone as a good POC for the Terry's clip; he was out of stock when I contacted him, but then another member linked me to a UK auction for both the Milremo clip and Heuer stopwatch. The rest is history.

DD
Hey Drillum Dude, how did your stopwatch set-up work out for you? I'm considering something similar but I have concerns whether the stopwatch will be able to handle vibrations. Any thoughts on long term durability of either the watch or the mount?
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Hey Drillum Dude, how did your stopwatch set-up work out for you? I'm considering something similar but I have concerns whether the stopwatch will be able to handle vibrations. Any thoughts on long term durability of either the watch or the mount?
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The clip is pretty stable and strong, but you do want to periodically check the wingnut to ensure it's tight. No problems at all with the watch(es) when it comes to performance - I did all (well, almost all) of Cino with the setup in the photo and it was running strongly the whole way.

However: watch out for your hand placement on bumpy surfaces. I lost the Heuer after a bump in the last 5 miles of Cino in 2014 because I had my hands right next to the stem, tucking in on the final (paved) downhill section. I hit a bump, my left hand came off the bar a bit, smacked the stopwatch from underneath and ejected it onto the roadway. The metallic noises resulting from it hitting the pavement still ring terribly in my ears

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