American PW Illinois bunn special 163

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  1. primewish

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    #1 primewish, May 16, 2017
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  2. musicguy

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    are you saying the dial or do you mean the crown?


    Rob
     
  3. primewish

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    crown sorry
     
  4. Jim Haney

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    Those watches are selling on eBay for half of that . check it out
     
  5. s. smith

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    If i found this for 500.00 i would for sure buy it.:coolsign:
     
  6. 179

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    The biggest problem it has is that it needs the proper bow. To find the right bow will be difficult at best. The 4th wheel pinion seems to be intact, so the second hand just needs to be put back on. Not having a photo of the back of the case, makes it harder. Pattern back or plain polish and wear have a large effect .
     
  7. Paul_S

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    It's a fine watch (60 hour, 23 jewel motor barrel), plus it has the factory case. But finding the right bow could be tough.
     
  8. NC Plumber

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    Buy it, offer up $450 to start with.
     
  9. PWfanatik

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    Prime I side with what Mr Haney says,
    I have also seen examples comparative to that watch in the $250.00 range.
     
  10. s. smith

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    I guess i have been off the market to long that would seem a good price to me,:) sure did not know they were that cheap.
     
  11. richiec

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    Prices have dropped dramatically on watches that commanded premiums years ago because once Ebay opened up the market, watches came out of the woodwork. 10 years ago, Hamilton 992's were going for $200 and up, now you can't give them away unless they have a rare case.
     
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