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    Default Re: so I'll be your huckleberry (By: Accutronica)

    sure hope so

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    Default Re: so I'll be your huckleberry (By: geo.ulrich)

    Quote Originally Posted by geo.ulrich View Post
    sure hope so
    Me too!

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    Default Re: so I'll be your huckleberry (By: Accutronica)

    That's what I figured as well.

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    Default Re: so I'll be your huckleberry (By: Mindless)

    I hope they went to a member on here as well & that they don't get scrapped. I hate it when people wipe away history because of greed!

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    Default Re: so I'll be your huckleberry (By: Stephen Matusek)

    So what about all the orphan movements created by this current
    and (many past) gold spikes and depressions/recessions where people run out
    to scrap their gold watch cases. For a while every other kiosk in the mall,
    and every jewelry shop had a sign out saying, "we buy gold"

    It does create an opportunity to buy nice movements for 1/5 the price.
    In the long run this will continue the trend of people re casing 7-11 jewel movements with
    orphan high grade movements. The 7 jewel Hunter case
    watches, and the 7 jewel open face case watches sell, but the cases are worth
    more than the movements are. They get bid up on ebay just for their cases.

    Some day the cased 7j-11j watches will be the rare ones



    Rob

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    Default Re: so I'll be your huckleberry

    I reckon most of these orphan movements are just junked, even the high grade ones, because the people who scrap for gold care nothing for watches. I think that out of the millions and millions of American watches made we're down to about 1% of complete unmolested and working examples left for us to collect.
    Last edited by rolandantrobus; 03-22-2017 at 06:44 AM.

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    Default Re: so I'll be your huckleberry (By: rolandantrobus)

    Hmmmm... Two big UPS boxes waiting for me when I got home. What could this be?

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    Default Re: so I'll be your huckleberry (By: Dave Coatsworth)

    Shucks,,,

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    Default Re: so I'll be your huckleberry (By: Dave Coatsworth)

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Coatsworth View Post
    Hmmmm... Two big UPS boxes waiting for me when I got home. What could this be?
    294 PW's saved from the scrappers??

    Robert

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    Default Re: so I'll be your huckleberry (By: Dave Coatsworth)

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Coatsworth View Post
    Hmmmm... Two big UPS boxes waiting for me when I got home. What could this be?

    :-)

    Would love to see some pictures as would others.

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    Default Re: so I'll be your huckleberry (By: fxm)

    Quote Originally Posted by fxm View Post
    :-)

    Would love to see some pictures as would others.
    Yep, me too!

    Robert

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    Default Re: so I'll be your huckleberry (By: Accutronica)

    Will post a few photos tonight. There were no 'great finds' in the lot and I wasn't expecting any. Just a lot of solid everyday watches. Lots of Walthams and Elgins. Several South Bend. A few Illinois, Hamilton, Howard.

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    Default Re: so I'll be your huckleberry (By: Dave Coatsworth)

    Some group photos...
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    Default Re: so I'll be your huckleberry (By: rolandantrobus)

    Quote Originally Posted by rolandantrobus View Post
    I reckon most of these orphan movements are just junked, even the high grade ones, because the people who scrap for gold care nothing for watches. I think that out of the millions and millions of American watches made we're down to about 1% of complete unmolested and working examples left for us to collect.
    I believe it's a lot higher than 1%... plus quite a lot of "molested" (whatever that means) cased & working examples that will be doing the rounds for decades yet to come.

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    Default Re: so I'll be your huckleberry (By: Dave Coatsworth)

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Coatsworth View Post
    Some group photos...
    You lucky guy!! Thanks for the photos, Dave.

    Robert

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