|WWII Veteran Julian Russo and CC Shermer of Jardur Watches|
A Reunion: WWII Veteran Julian Russo and Jardur
|The McIntyre Building 874 Broadway, NYC|
On the 16th of August, 2014, @ noon, I met a wonderful man at 874 Broadway, at the McIntyre Building in New York City, NY.
Like clockwork, Julian Russo arrived at the birthplace of the Jardur Aviation Company and we were instant friends.
I am sure this immediate bond was based on the extreme respect I have for him and his service in WWII.
I invited Julian into the small foyer of the McIntyre and he made his way through the doors of what has become Jardur Watches icon of new beginnings. With a smile (and a little perspiration) on both of our faces, I pulled out the watch he had indicated he was searching for more than 50 years. As he gazed upon the old friend, his face lit up and I knew a re-connection was made. This was worth the trip!
After a small reunion and presentation, Julian and I made our way up to one of the apartment’s where we spent some quality time with a wonderful movie producer, Neda Armian. Feeling I was in the same room as Sam Klepper might have been, we spent our time talking about Neda’s upcoming movie “The Longest Week”. Other movies Neda is known for is “Philidelphia”, “Rachel Getting Married” and “The Truth about Charlie”.
Our time with Neda was awesome!
|Me and Julian at The Old Town Bar, NYC|
|Definition of COOL|
I believe the Jardur watch will protect our newly found friendship.
Parting with Julian was poignant, but I was excited for him to return to Islip, NY and get reacquainted with this his watch.
|The Old Town Bar|
|The knife Julian presented to me|