From a $10 eBay buy to......? With commentary added 01/21/2023

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Jan 15, 2023

Today we are working on a $10 eBay watch. Can we make it look attractive again? Join Stian for a full restoration of this old watch, with quite a few issues as we go along.


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CHRONO 24 cool inventory of vintage

problem with these vintage is they are just too small 34mm TWSS

by the time you pay a grand or 2 for vintage.... you have to weigh that stack of cake against NEW WITH WARRANTY @ AD JMHO
 

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what a beautiful restoration @caesarg @sota0003 @bignoize

the land fill thanks them
I'm also looking at picking this up from the bay and seeing if I can get it running again. I really like the dial and the look of the movement. Would j7st need to get a nice case for it. For $40, it may be worth it.

The negative with these is depending on what is wrong with them, the parts may either be unavailable or very costly.

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keep going CG

will work for dead watch movements
Hahaha. Yeah except my wife says - all this money you've spent (not just a little BTW) on tools/oils/etc, you ever going to make any money? As she's saying this I have another $100 or so coming in with new stuff.

Have to ensure I take delivery. What she doesn't know won't hurt me, I hope. :oops:
 

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;) Some nice work indeed.(y)Thanks Mike.:hat:
 

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Hahaha. Yeah except my wife says - all this money you've spent (not just a little BTW) on tools/oils/etc, you ever going to make any money? As she's saying this I have another $100 or so coming in with new stuff.

Have to ensure I take delivery. What she doesn't know won't hurt me, I hope. :oops:
when I was hot into my addiction I had a PO BOX halfway between home and office...hehe

you need to learn to lie-duck- and cover ...like MAXWELL SMART OF wit

good luck CG...got my own problems with the old lady...watches-sweats-hats-jackets ...she acting like I got APARAGRAHA ... THE INDIAN YOGI ACCUMULATION DISEASE... I meet the BROWN TRUCK outside...GOT THE TRUSTY KNIFE... box in landfill...hide the goods in my drawer...hehe

how could some thing that feels so good be so bad ? haha
 

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when I was hot into my addiction I had a PO BOX halfway between home and office...hehe

you need to learn to lie-duck- and cover ...like MAXWELL SMART OF wit

good luck CG...got my own problems with the old lady...watches-sweats-hats-jackets ...she acting like I got APARAGRAHA ... THE INDIAN YOGI ACCUMULATION DISEASE... I meet the BROWN TRUCK outside...GOT THE TRUSTY KNIFE... box in landfill...hide the goods in my drawer...hehe

how could some thing that feels so good be so bad ? haha
Yup many here are living on the edge.....:ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
 

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Hahaha. Yeah except my wife says - all this money you've spent (not just a little BTW) on tools/oils/etc, you ever going to make any money? As she's saying this I have another $100 or so coming in with new stuff.

Have to ensure I take delivery. What she doesn't know won't hurt me, I hope. :oops:
OYEZ OYEZ

ALL RISE for the HONORABLE MUFF BUSTER

- watch your step ( OR hide your steps better ) CG...note to self../.ScottyB watch your step in '23

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I'm also looking at picking this up from the bay and seeing if I can get it running again. I really like the dial and the look of the movement. Would j7st need to get a nice case for it. For $40, it may be worth it.

The negative with these is depending on what is wrong with them, the parts may either be unavailable or very costly.

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Well had to do it. Movement is incoming. Now can I get it running? And, if yes, I'll then have to find a nice case to display it. We shall see.

Got it for $30 so, not a major loss if it's non repairable.
 

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From a $10 eBay buy to.... ? With commentary!​

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Jan 21, 2023

Stian is back with commentary for the video published last week! We'll talk a bit about the process we're going through, about the brand and the movement, and we'll also dive into the question of how timing was done before timegraphers became commonplace.
Oh, and we'll also discuss the potential perils co-habitation of polar bears and penguins could bring!


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:wink: Thanks for adding this video, Mike.:hat:
 
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