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    Laughing Found a gem in the rough! Harper Electric

    It's just about flea market season where I live and I hit up the local big one on Sunday. At one stall there was a big box of watches, I spent about five minutes digging through old lcd and Quartz pieces looking for something good. This one was down the bottom and caught my eye immediately. Ended up giving the guy a buck for it and another watch my brother wanted.

    The watch itself is quite the looker. The all steel case is in very good condition with harly any scratches. The crystal was nice but I gave it a little polish. The case back is odd where you unscrew the smaller part for the battery and it is completely cut off from the movement. The movement by the way is a Landeron 4750 with Incabloc and 13 jewels. It was the first swiss Electric movement produced. To my surprise it started right up and is keeping great time.

    I can't seem to find much about the company so any info is appreciated. Here are some pics,
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    Re: Found a gem in the rough! Harper Electric

    Wowee

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    Re: Found a gem in the rough! Harper Electric

    Such a coincidence,just was checking this Landeron yesterday.Very appealing congrats.For that price,steal! Crown looks like the compressor case crowns?

    No idea about Harper, but sounds like a retailer/jeweler.

    Me, envyyyy :)

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    Re: Found a gem in the rough! Harper Electric

    Thank you both! I also thought it looked like a compressor crown, maybe. And Emre, if you were looking for a Landeron 4750 cased piece I say go for it. This watch is a pleasure to wear!
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    Re: Found a gem in the rough! Harper Electric

    Beautiful condition - that is a real score.
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    Re: Found a gem in the rough! Harper Electric

    WOW is right. Great looking watch, my style. Wish they had some decent flea markets here. Oh well, I chose this place :)
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    Re: Found a gem in the rough! Harper Electric

    Nice looking vintage piece, and a heck of a deal!
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    Re: Found a gem in the rough! Harper Electric

    Thank you all, it's definitely a keeper! It's amazing how something from the mid 60s can still be in this good condition. The pictures don't do it justice.
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    Neither does the price
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    Thank you all, it's definitely a keeper! It's amazing how something from the mid 60s can still be in this good condition. The pictures don't do it justice.
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    Good find man. Should have bargained and knocked him down to 50c. Hehe!
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