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- Aug 26, 2000
ChuckChuck Headley;534507 said:..... I seriously doubt that it is non watch collectors.....
Lets not forget scrappers. They'll trash a movement for gold train parts.Steven Mercer;534569 said:Chuck
Do a search on steampunk (on ebay or just goggle it) and you will see that non watch collectors are also buying watch parts. Not only are they buying parts, but they are also parting out watches for the parts.
harold bain;535083 said:When my father retired from the Canadian Pacific Railway back in the early 1970's this was his retirement gift. I guess they couldn't afford a gold watch for him so they gave him some parts to make his own.
Steampunk is not new.
The original post is pretty much defined as:R.G.B.;544228 said:I'm not sure I understand the original post, or maybe it's just the replies. [snipped]
If it isn't the same watch as was sold to Henry J Smith to celebrate getting lucky the day after his birthday, I'm fine with that. I didn't stop going to my Dad's birthday when he got his hip replaced or a pig valve on his heart.
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Yes, they are probably "trade". Dealing with several jewellers or pawnbrokers shops or whoever else comes into contact with the public's random unwanted, mostly broken, watches. Maybe even the odd firm of solicitors disposing of the deceased's possessions. So the cases have probably been melted for the £50 of silver or £500 of gold or whatever it is, and at least 3 people (original owner, pawnbroker & trader) have all made money on the deal already.ANDY YALE;945952 said:The question I have is where do these guys who weekly post 40 or 50 uncased movements get their stock from? They seem to have an unlimited supply. They must be dealing with the people who scrap the cases, and to my mind, that makes them to some degree complicit with that practice. .