OK, its a long story to type but today I picked over a chest of around 150 watches.......most were just junk or broken but I did find some gems and I need some help with the age of some of them. The ones I picked all work except the Vulcain which is the only one that I picked that did not work. I know I have seen the name on this forum so I snagged it just in case. I usually deal in watches of this age but I usually dont deal in Timex, Waltham and rarely in Hamilton.
About the title of the thread: I was in my local watchmaker who had a customer telling him how his brother was murdered and had left him a huge pile of watches...when he asked where he could sell them, I raised my hand, took a chance and $35 later I have the ones you see below. Its a strange tale but true!! LOL
This is the one I really need help with. I only know the name from WUS. I dont need a $ value but I would like to know how old it is (I cant get the back off yet but I will try) and if it is worth restoring or just selling. I see now it is a Cricket (I wiped it off and changed to a better picture)
The others are still filthy, and I just wiped them off and set them and all but the tired old Timex on the upper right are running and keeping time so far.
The Hamilton is a SS self winding.
The Waltham is also SS but is an automatic and so is the funky Timex to its left.
And this one is easy since I buy and sell 10 a month.....a 74 6309
The little gold Timex is self winding.
Thank you in advance for the info and opinions offered.....especially on The Vulcain. Oh and also not pictured is a 77 Caravelle Dual Date Set-O-Matic that worked perfectly with a thrashed case but I needed the movement for another watch....Ray is already moving to my other case.