How cheap is too cheap?
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    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.
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    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.

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    Last edited by ltri; December 15th, 2011 at 04:52.
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    Re: How cheap is too cheap?

    If you need the parts, the $2 was well spent...
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    "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!

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    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
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    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!

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