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Old 01-08-2012, 12:22 PM   #11
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I like pocket watches (for some reason, I don't like wearing wrist watches). I have a few, but their all cheap ebay/walmart finds. I would like to have a vintage mechanical pocket watch from the late 1800s-early 1900s if I ever find one I have the money for.

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Still got a nice Tissot PR-100 and a Hamilton Linwood both with ETA 2824/2 auto movements.
Those are both nice watches and I know what you mean about repair costs. I'd like to sell the Seamaster and buy another handgun...just afraid I'd take to big a loss on the Omega.
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I don't purposely collect watches, but when they die, I put them in a drawer.

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I used to be into it more than I am these days. Still got a nice Tissot PR-100 and a Hamilton Linwood both with ETA 2824/2 auto movements. There are a few old pocket watches kicking around that I was experimenting/learning with.

One big reason I lost interest is that there is no watchmaker locally who doesn't charge an arm and a leg. The cost to tear down, clean and rebuild a standard, garden-variety modern 2824/2 movement in my town costs as much as a new watch - around $250. That's nuts. I could buy a whole new movement and have it regulated for less.
I'm saving my $$$ to TRY to find a reasonably priced brand with a Val 7750 or 7751...love the ETA autos.

Those are some nice tickers there, bkt...
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I use to have a few till my 3 year old son decided to kid nap a 750 dollar watch and I'm yet to find it

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I like looking at the nice watches, cause they're just that, really nice. One of my all time favorites is Movado personally. If I wear a watch it's usually my Casio Sea Pathfinder I picked up in Lisbon, Portugal on the way home from Iraq. Or it's my orange faced brushed stainless Fossil, I keep it simple.

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I use to have a few till my 3 year old son decided to kid nap a 750 dollar watch and I'm yet to find it
Ouch, that'd make me cringe
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I use to have a few till my 3 year old son decided to kid nap a 750 dollar watch and I'm yet to find it
Have you checked your pipes? I'm serious, young children love to flush stuff. Hopefully, that is not the case. Hope you find it soon.
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That little fart may have flushed it! It's okay I'm over the sting of it. I had it for two weeks till it grower legs and walked off,been missing for about a year so I done wrote that one off

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I'm saving my $$$ to TRY to find a reasonably priced brand with a Val 7750 or 7751...love the ETA autos.
Those are great chrono movements. You can score one for around a grand. (Invicta uses the 7750 I think). The Lemania 5100 has always been something I've wanted...the Omega "moon watch" would be nice to come by. But I have better things to do with that kind of money.

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Those are some nice tickers there, bkt...
They're OK - nothing special. I found good deals online and chafe at the idea of spending almost as much as I paid for them to get them serviced. No complications, common movement...it shouldn't be this expensive. I've got the Tissot off at a new place for an estimate. We'll see.
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