Spotted Today

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  1. mbpostma

    mbpostma Registered User

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    So I went crawling through some local antique places and I thought I'd share something I saw. I wasn't really looking to buy anything, but I greatly enjoy digging through those kinds of places.

    Manufacturer: Waltham
    Model:1888
    Est. circa: 1896
    Serial: 7660422
    Grade: A.W.Co.
    Run Quantity: 2,000
    Size: 16s
    Jewels: 7

    A very aesthetically pleasing watch, but a real big catch was that it doesn't work. It refused to wind more than a tiny bit. I didn't buy it, (for a couple reasons) but I greatly enjoyed the digging and researching.

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  2. musicguy

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    #2 musicguy, Oct 12, 2017
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    The "hunt" is absolutely a great part of collecting. We have a lot
    of antique shops near me, but their prices are always too high.
    They think they have the holy grail sometimes.


    Rob
     
  3. Tom Huber

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    The case looks to be in really good shape. These cases are a special size, and when in nice shape can be worth much more than the watch movement. Depending on the price that was asked, that could be a buy just for the case.

    Tom
     
  4. Marty101

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    That is a nice case-would you mind telling me who made it?
     
  5. mbpostma

    mbpostma Registered User

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    I'm sorry, I didn't get a picture of it and can't remember off the top of my head.
     
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