Peterson Watson pipe?

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I recently purchased a Peterson Lestrade pipe and after the initial break in period,it turned into a fine smoking pipe. I am currently looking at the Dr. Watson pipe. I am seeking opinions from people that own this pipe. Also,I know about past quality control issues!
I would like to hear from actual owners ,not bashers and haters! Thank you.
 

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EZ, received mine yesterday. First smoke was okay but it will need some break in. Will let you know how it goes. PS, leaving it to you in my will, lol.
 

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I recently purchased a Peterson Lestrade pipe and after the initial break in period,it turned into a fine smoking pipe. I am currently looking at the Dr. Watson pipe. I am seeking opinions from people that own this pipe. Also,I know about past quality control issues!
I would like to hear from actual owners ,not bashers and haters! Thank you.
I don’t see the membership here as being composed of bashers and/or haters. Five or six years ago we had a couple of guys that were somewhat negative but they’ve been AWOL for a long time. Are you sure you’re on the right site? 😁
 

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Ranger,good luck with the Watson,that was my 1st choice actually,but since I have been buying too many pipes,I had to sneak in another Lestrade ! Thanks for leaving me the Watson. I only hope you can enjoy it yourself for a few decades first!
 

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Ranger,good luck with the Watson,that was my 1st choice actually,but since I have been buying too many pipes,I had to sneak in another Lestrade ! Thanks for leaving me the Watson. I only hope you can enjoy it yourself for a few decades first!
Pretty sure I will like it as it has a nice large bowl and is comfortable in the hand. Next on deck is a Milverton. Love that shape.
 

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Ranger,I really was thinking about that Milverton pipe Too. I was not sure about the bowl size compared to the Lestrade. I am with you on liking the larger sized bowl pipes.
 

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Ranger,I really was thinking about that Milverton pipe Too. I was not sure about the bowl size compared to the Lestrade. I am with you on liking the larger sized bowl pipes.
Not quite as large as the Lestrade but bigger than the Strand I was considering and quite a bit larger than the 999 series. I like the rhodesian shape but I like the Milverton as well and the bigger bowl is a bonus.
 

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Actually the Strand and the Milverton bowl sizes are quite comparable - both approx. 13/16" in diameter not including the bevel. The Milverton is about 1/16" deeper by my dowel/thumb/ruler measuring system :).
 

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Actually the Strand and the Milverton bowl sizes are quite comparable - both approx. 13/16" in diameter not including the bevel. The Milverton is about 1/16" deeper by my dowel/thumb/ruler measuring system :).
You are quite right, however I decided I like the square shank and bit on the Milverton better.and, while 1/16" may not be significant to the wife, on a pipe it can make a bit of difference, lol.
 
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