Landon movement - what do you think

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    Landon movement - what do you think

    I'm considering this watch up on the bay Vtg 1948 Chronograph Olympic Landeron 248 Gold Plated Mens Watch Good Condition | eBay

    some of the screws look rusty or dirty. Is this worth the risk? I guess I'd pay around $500 for this as the gold plating seems to be in great shape.
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    Re: Landon movement - what do you think

    I think it's too much. I think you can find a movement in better condition, and the hands don't match. You can probably find a nicer one for less.

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    Re: Landon movement - what do you think

    That movement is in pretty rough shape; there's no reason why any normal watch should EVERY have plating worn down to the brass on the movement unless the watch had huge humidity issues or has spent a great deal of time outside of the case, and the rust stains on the steel parts confirms that. I wouldn't trust that this watch hasn't been put together from a multitude of misc. parts. Personally, I wouldn't go over 200 for it, and that's only because I'd be interested in taking it apart.
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    Re: Landon movement - what do you think

    Hi Rob

    Quote Originally Posted by AbslomRob View Post
    I wouldn't go over 200 for it, and that's only because I'd be interested in taking it apart.
    I'd hardly pay shipping charge. The movement cadaver is kept in in place by a strange plastic object (no idea were it was cut from) the dial is badly aligned to both, the movement and the case. A pretty poor superglue job - you can get actually better junk from Peru.

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    Re: Landon movement - what do you think

    looks a disaster to me.
    Nothing good to say for it UNLESS you can totally refurbish it your self
    That said $200 for a chrono is cheap

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    I have bought nicer Chronos for less than 200 USD, with Landeron, Venus or Valjoux 7733 movements, or a Lemania. Don't waste Your money on this one! Roland is right, in this condition, the movement is practically worthless.

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    Re: Landon movement - what do you think

    Quote Originally Posted by o.v.e View Post
    I have bought nicer Chronos for less than 200 USD, with Landeron, Venus or Valjoux 7733 movements, or a Lemania. Don't waste Your money on this one! Roland is right, in this condition, the movement is practically worthless.
    Post pics - under $200 is pretty great?
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    Re: Landon movement - what do you think

    Well, some of the purchases are a couple of years ago, and we all know that prices are constantly on the rise.


    Tissot 872 (Lemania 1277)

    Ok, this one was 300 USD, but look at the movement!




    This Imperial with Venus 170 came for 226 USD




    Search for "Landeron" on ebay, there are plenty of nice examples that sold for less than 200.

    Chronograph CAMY acciaio Landeron 251 | eBay
    RARE 1943 Vintage Timecraft 17 Jewel Chronograph Cal. Landeron 48 (Works Great) | eBay

    I do agree in most cases they will need to be serviced. But that applies to most of what is being sold on ebay and in other places. Cost of service alone is often 200 USD plus for a chronograph.
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    ALL good wins- CONGRATS
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    Re: Landon movement - what do you think

    Others have pointed out the condition issues. If I bought this I would have to take it to my watchmaker. He would look at it. He would smile. Then he would say something like what do you expect me to do with this and hand it back... it would be a service nightmare based on what is pictured.

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