How cheap is too cheap?
Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By Eeeb

Thread: How cheap is too cheap?

Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Member ltri's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    South Carolina, USA

    How cheap is too cheap?

    Just received a watch in the mail that I bought from fleabay and I paid 50 cent and shipping was $1.50. I guess since the seller didn't make any money off the watch he decided to be cheap and use the printed shipping label as the envelope . The watch was wrapped up in a thin napkin and was put in another small paper envelope.
    Name:  IMG_0030.JPG
Views: 223
Size:  244.5 KBName:  IMG_0031.JPG
Views: 210
Size:  309.3 KB

    I was surprised that the watch was even running when i unwrapped it considering how little protection it had during shipping.

    The watch has a decent amount of wear on the dial and but it doesn't look that bad in person. It is a small watch but I really like the lugs on the case. it has an AS movement but I don't know which caliber. The movement is about 19.5mm diameter so it is definitely a women's watch movement.

    Name:  IMG_0033.JPG
Views: 211
Size:  301.5 KBName:  IMG_0041.JPG
Views: 204
Size:  324.1 KBName:  IMG_0049.JPG
Views: 205
Size:  318.5 KB
    Last edited by ltri; December 15th, 2011 at 04:52.
    I'm a watchbreaker not a watchmaker.

  2. #2
    Member Eeeb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Great Lakes - USofA

    Re: How cheap is too cheap?

    If you need the parts, the $2 was well spent...
    Monocrom likes this.
    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

    "The watch has to be surrounded by a history.
    You need more than just a great design. You need to create an atmosphere around the product.
    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
    People need to be able to identify the watch with themselves. It's based on emotion." - Ralph Furter

    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

  3. #3
    Member Marrick's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    East Yorkshire, UK

    Re: How cheap is too cheap?

    Congrats to your postal service - I don't think it would have survived over here!

    I like the lugs.

    Possibly: bidfun-db Archive: Watch Movements: AS 1156
    Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects."

    Will Rogers (1879 - 1935)

    Please don't PM me to ask for a valuation - I won't attempt one.

  4. Remove Advertisements

  5. #4
    Member VolkswagenFox21's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Ontario, Canada

    Re: How cheap is too cheap?

    If that went through the hands of my local postal service it would have been reduced to a crunchy pile of metal bits! Glad it survived. $2 for a watch with a movement that runs? Not bad, I have to say!

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts