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    Default A Lucky Ebay Buy

    I picked this one up off Ebay last week for a little less than half the gold value. I don't think it's seen much pocket time in the past 150 years

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    Default Re: A Lucky Ebay Buy (RE: ben_hutcherson)

    WW

    Was that a "buy-it-now"?
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    Default Re: A Lucky Ebay Buy (RE: Jerry Treiman)

    Yes, a buy it now and a listing with very poor pictures
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    Default Re: A Lucky Ebay Buy (RE: ben_hutcherson)

    You have to work hard to be" Lucky" and you have have done the work to be able to say you were "Lucky"

    Congrats on many hours of hard work and you earned the benifits of it.
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    Default Re: A Lucky Ebay Buy (RE: Jim Haney)

    nice catch. It is fun to hunt on ebay.

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    Default Re: A Lucky Ebay Buy (RE: dodothree)

    I'd like to get a keywind myself one of these days. It can't be too expensive though so that limits things. So far I have only gone over $150 one time. Actually with two clocks and now 5 pocketwatches, it's the only time I went over $100.

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    Default Re: A Lucky Ebay Buy (RE: Dch48)

    Quote Originally Posted by Dch48 View Post
    I'd like to get a keywind myself one of these days. It can't be too expensive though so that limits things. So far I have only gone over $150 one time. Actually with two clocks and now 5 pocketwatches, it's the only time I went over $100.
    There are plenty of affordable keywinds out there, especially if you stick to later model Walthams like 77s and 83s, or 7 jewel Elgins. Not too long into my collecting career, I picked up a fairly nice export grade '77 model Waltham in its original English-made sterling case for $80 locally. I regularly see similar others in silverode cases sell for similar prices or less.

    1860 model Walthams are best avoided unless you want an uncased movement or a bad recase . Many of them were originally in gold(as with this one), and 2 toz. of gold pushes the price of these sort of watches outside what I can normally afford. Even original silver cases can bring big money.
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    Default Re: A Lucky Ebay Buy (RE: ben_hutcherson)

    Thank you Ben, I'll be on the lookout. Waltham and Elgin were already decided on as the most likely candidates.

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