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    Hello and question (of course)

    Hello gents,

    been lurking for a while..finally joined and saying hello.

    I am waiting for arrival of my first wind up PW..a Moljina 3602, no year stamped, assuming I is Circe 70's or newer. I have since learned a ton since I won this bid..and finding that this watch is not shockproofed, is there any special concern I should have with it if it keeps decent time?

    Thanks all,

    David NY

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    Re: Hello and question (of course)

    You will almost certainly have to get it serviced... almost all eBay buys need service even if the seller claims it has been serviced.

    Shock proofing is far less important to pocket watches than it is to wrist watches. Pockets are protective. Wrists aren't. So don't worry. Be happy!

    Oh, welcome to WUS Vintage!!
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    Re: Hello and question (of course)

    Thanks so much!

    hmmmm...so. Little late to have thought of that, or not realized it, but I payed 30$ and will need to spend about $100 to service it, right?

    David

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    Re: Hello and question (of course)

    Congrats on your new timepiece!
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    Welcome and congratulations. Shockproofing was really designed for wristwatches as they are subject to a constant round of impacts - being hit against door frames, being on your wrist whilst playing sport and knocking on doors etc. A pocket watch by comparison lives a pampered life living in a pocket. The main risk for a pocket watch is when they fall out of the pocket - as they do from time to time. It is for this reason the watch chain was developed - though it has to be said that snapping to a halt at the end of the watch chain is a fairly severe shock, but less so than hitting the floor.


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    Hello and welcome. Looking forward to pictures when you get your watch in-hand.

    I payed 30$ and will need to spend about $100 to service it, right?
    Service costs vary with location. $100 would be probably average in the U.S. but would be a bargain in some areas...

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    Hi David

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveyNY View Post
    ... I payed 30$ and will need to spend about $100 to service it, right?
    Right!
    That's the reason why you paid just $30. You have the choice from zillions of new Molnija models for $100. And for used items people pay only more than nothing because they desperately desire a particular model or because they hope that it will still run a couple of years without service.

    For old watches the price is a sensitive balance between supply and demand. For watches still in production the price of a new one is a fixed reference.

    Regards, Roland Ranfft

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    Re: Hello and question (of course)

    Guys,

    Thank you much. Steep learning curve. Great info for me. I'll post pics once its in hand.
    Thank you for the " welcome" fellas.

    David NY

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