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|IHC Member 155|
This is an early Swiss wire lug. The watch started out to be a wristwatch from its inception. A lot of us tend to look down our noses at these watches but I have to tell you this 7-jewel inexpensive watch keeps great time and is not hard to look at. My wife has a 6-jewel watch that she has been wearing for years. It also is a wonderful timekeeper and has one of the most attractive metal dials I have ever seen.
The reason I put this up is so people can see that for a buck and a little work you can have a very interesting looking solid timekeeper.
Very nice Rich! Now where can I purchase one for a buck?
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Rich - Neat watch!
Stephanie - We didn't know you had a pet deer too!
|IHC Member 155|
I got mine at a local watch mart in someones junk box for a buck. Now I did have to clean it, put a crystal and a band, so out of pocket lets say 10 bucks. Ok I did put a new mainspring in it as well. So a little more. Hey it is still a cool looking watch that you don't see everyday. And it is a gen-u-wine ant-ti-que.
And John don't get fresh
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I had the pleasure of seeing this watch in person when Rich had just finished it...Sweet! I personally can vouch for the comment made that these sweethearts can be had for small change and wind up being personal treasures. Since my love is tiny wire lug ladies decos, here's a pic of a cutie that has laid on my work bench for 2 years and brushed aside. A simple 6 jewel that turned out looking great and runs sweet. I was so thrilled with the outcome that I tore it down and added the 7th jewel. Like you Rich....the thing is barely finished when the wife comes by and decides to shop. Snatched up and put in her jewelry box. All I'm left with is a picture. Total cash outlay...$3.00
Ralph Rehner, "The Clock Pup" and Longines Watch Guy
Great looking watch, Ralph!
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