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    Buying vintage in Chicago

    Hey guys,

    Iím in Chicago for a few days and Iíd love to hear any recommendations to go check out vintage watches.

    Iím staying downtown but would consider traveling a bit.

    Thank you all!

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    Re: Buying vintage in Chicago

    Got rockets in your pockets?

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    Re: Buying vintage in Chicago

    Plenty of pawn shops. Can be slim pickings but I did score a 21j BW Raymond at one for $50. Passed on a bumper Omega for $200. Needed too much work.

    We have been talking about doing a watch hunt there soon.

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    Re: Buying vintage in Chicago

    Quote Originally Posted by pithy View Post
    Got rockets in your pockets?

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    Great! Iíve heard of Frum

    Thank you.


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    Re: Buying vintage in Chicago

    Quote Originally Posted by thoth View Post
    Plenty of pawn shops. Can be slim pickings but I did score a 21j BW Raymond at one for $50. Passed on a bumper Omega for $200. Needed too much work.

    We have been talking about doing a watch hunt there soon.

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    Will keep my eye out! Thanks for the tip.




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    Re: Buying vintage in Chicago

    Anyone been at the Legend of Time shop?





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    I have not.....I avoid AD and shops that specialize in watches. I tend to like the wilds such as coin shops and pawn shops. While the pickings can be slim...the deals can be greater. But I would probably go there if I just wanted to go in and blow a wad of cash on a vintage watch. I am cheap.
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    Re: Buying vintage in Chicago

    Try the Chicago Gold Gallery (pawn shop) at 1236 W Devon Ave on the North Side of the City. I got a couple of nice watches, including a 14K Hamilton I gave to my mother. Gold was less expensive then (think 15 years ago). I also bought loose gem stones from them too and jewelry making equipment from them.

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