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  • Today Was My Lucky Day

    Been a long time since I've posted in LWIG. Been in the NBZ for a few years or so.

    I see threads from members who got smokin' deals at the swap meet, flea market or pawn shops. I'm always exited for them (and yes, a little jealous too). Well, today was my turn. I left work, walked up to the bus stop, and guess what? Look what I found sitting under the bench...

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    It's a Fossil model #1470 "Nate" Chronograph. Looks like a pin fell out of the bracelet. I'm guessing the owner probably didn't even know they had lost it. It's a little scratched up (a few on the case and a few on the crystal) but nothing terrible. 45mm case x 12mm thick with a lightly textured dial. It is working although the 30 minute sub dial and chrono hands were out of alignment. I figured out how to correct the chrono hand (sub dial at 6:00) but not the 30 minute dial at 9:00. That's ok. I can live with it. One thing I found interesting about this movement is that the chrono hand resets counter clockwise. Anyone ever see that before?

    I took it home and tried it on a few straps. This is the one I've decided on (for now anyway).

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    Anyway, that's the story of my bus stop find. Really nice to have a "new" watch on the wrist for a change. I'd almost forgotten what it feels like to wear something new (to me).

    To whoever it was that lost it, I'm sorry for your loss and...thanks!
    Even a broken watch is right twice a day. I'm not that accurate. - Jay

  • #2
    Nice find....now you oughta play the lottery. You are on a roll.

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    • #3
      Finders Keepers! Congrats


      Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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      • #4
        An outstanding pick up, indeed. (lol) I think you just might have gotten a better deal than Lee.:cool2: A very sharp upgrade with that strap. Looking good, my friend! ENJOY your good luck!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by daycoo2 View Post
          An outstanding pick up, indeed. (lol) I think you just might have gotten a better deal than Lee.:cool2: A very sharp upgrade with that strap. Looking good, my friend! ENJOY your good luck!
          It was less than $22.00 :grin
          Even a broken watch is right twice a day. I'm not that accurate. - Jay

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          • #6
            Teacher: Jay, can you use the word Isthmus in a sentence?
            Jay: Yes I can Miss McGillacutty. Isthmus be my lucky day!


            Great find my friend, love the mono-tone and the texture on that dial, Congrats!

            SENT FROM MY FLIP PHONE USING TAPIOCA

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            • #7
              Nice "pick up", Jay. Right place, right time.
              But I heard Louie is lookin' for it, and he's not happy...



              Life is short...don't waste a minute of it. Gary

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              • #8
                Originally posted by gman66 View Post
                Nice "pick up", Jay. Right place, right time.
                But I heard Louie is lookin' for it, and he's not happy...


                Louie can have my watch when he pries it off my cold, dead wrist! (Or after it falls off my wrist at another bus stop).
                Even a broken watch is right twice a day. I'm not that accurate. - Jay

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by mv5 View Post
                  Louie can have my watch when he pries it off my cold, dead wrist! (Or after it falls off my wrist at another bus stop).
                  Be careful, Jay.
                  He's very talented, and he wants that watch back.

                  Life is short...don't waste a minute of it. Gary

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by mv5 View Post
                    ...One thing I found interesting about this movement is that the chrono hand resets counter clockwise. Anyone ever see that before?

                    ...I took it home and tried it on a few straps. This is the one I've decided on (for now anyway).
                    This is probably the movement in your 'new found' watch (cool because it simulates an auto chrono)...



                    I have a similar movement in an Android Antiforce Chrono with 2 subdials. Did you find that replacement strap under a bench too? j/k
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                    • #11
                      I dig it congrats
                      L.T.R
                      Learn Teach Repeat

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                      • #12
                        Congrats on the lucky find

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                        • #13
                          ah I was wondering where I left my stealth Fossil. Thanks for finding it for me.... lol

                          That's pretty wild, just finding a watch like that. Glad it was found by someone that would appreciate it.

                          Congrats
                          "It had to start somewhere, It had to start sometime. What better place than here? What better time than now?"

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                          • #14
                            Great find eagle eye! The strap looks good. Congrats and enjoy!
                            I don't sweat I condensate and YYYeess...I'm still cool !

                            aka "TimeOnMySide" but you can call me Woody!

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                            • #15
                              Good eye . Like the dial on that one....

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