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Old 09-02-2022, 10:05 PM   #4076
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I just saw your lot of low value watches.. how do you end up with a collection like that? Just scouring ebay for non workers? The one that catches my eye is that Westclox.. Looks like it was made in Canada?

Edit: Found a pic of James Dean wearing the square version of that watch in the movie Rebel Without A Cause



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Old 09-03-2022, 05:35 AM   #4077
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Westclox watches (& pocket watches) were made in Canada, USA and the UK if i recall. They can be had for under $50 on Ebay

Ebay is a good source these days for watch lot auctions that can be had for a decent price. FB marketplace is another good source for misc watch lots

The watches in that pic were from an elderly collector that had asked me to help fix and sell off his watch junk hoard a few months ago. I met the guy yrs ago while hunting for watches locally at garage sales, swap meets, live auctions, thrift stores, etc. He had bought them for $.50-$20/each for the past 20+yrs.

Since you've mentioned black faced ww2 military watches, I've been looking up WW2 "Dirty Dozen" watches again that I've never been able to come across locally. https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/di...litary-watches
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I don’t mean this in as creepy a way as it’s going to sound, but I’d love to just sit there and watch you work on a watch lol
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so my seagull 1963 china watch broke and i tried to fix it.... i hamfisted everything and its in a million pieces now. if one of you gents wanna have a go at her, please let me know. you can keep it afterwards, it aint doing jack shit all for me right now
wayyy too complicated for my limited patience. I think i might have fucked up the mainspring too... i really dont know if it can be salvaged
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yup it was a radium lume dial. Had so many radium lumed dialed watches on my dinning room table at one point that I was actually getting concerned haha
If you do work extensively with those you should consider protecting yourself/your family.

Health Canada offers this (paid) service, and there's a handful of private ones too: https://www.canada.ca/en/health-cana...dosimetry.html

Should also consider getting a used Survey Meter. New ones are at least a grand but used ones can be had for a few hundred, and you can just get them calibrated for another $100 or so.

PM me if you want more details, or to borrow a survey meter if you're concerned.
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so my seagull 1963 china watch broke and i tried to fix it.... i hamfisted everything and its in a million pieces now. if one of you gents wanna have a go at her, please let me know. you can keep it afterwards, it aint doing jack shit all for me right now
wayyy too complicated for my limited patience. I think i might have fucked up the mainspring too... i really dont know if it can be salvaged
Buy a new ST19 movement for $120 and drop it in. I assume you've already detached the watch hands and dial? Just swap it over to a new movement and you're good to go.

https://www.ebay.ca/sch/i.html?_from...ement&_sacat=0

I don't work on mechanical chrono's because of how easy it is to mess up but could be a simple project for yourself or someone else if its just a movement swap.
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thats a great idea! yes yes ill try that. i was gonna throw the whole dang thing in the trash
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Recently picked up this vintage Braun watch with a quartz GMT movement. Just needed a battery and new crystal. A bit of an odd watch but neat nonetheless with quite the following for these vintage ones. https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/de...braun-classics

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That’s so quirky. I’ve never knew they made watches. Big thumbs up
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