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    Looking for a pocket watch!

    Last week, my 10 years old Yves Delorme (junk) Pocket watch died. It's a Quartz one, so I decided to change the battery, and when I saw that cheap (made in china) plasticky movement,. I decided it was time to get something better...

    So I've been looking for a few days and I can't seems to find something in my price range with what I need, which is basically lumed numbers and hands... Everything is quite expensive when you see Laco or Shinola...I found the armour lite ones which look bullet proof with tritium, but I'm not fond of the look... Any suggestions?

    Thanks!

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    Re: Looking for a pocket watch!

    First of all, we'd have to know what your price range is. If it's only a few dozen $$$ (or equivalent currency), you may well be better off with another quartz watch. Vintage PWs will mostly not have lume and those that do will not be luminous any more. Modern ones don't really specialise in that department either. Also, a vintage PW may be affordable but will mostly need a service immediately which will probably put the entire proposal outside your price range again.

    All in all, I think that this will be a difficult one to solve.....

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    Re: Looking for a pocket watch!

    Thanks for your answer! I would probably go to 250$ - 350$ in that range...

    I don't mind for used one actually, as I was trying to get a beautiful Elgin with a glass back today ( lost the auction by 4 secs), and I love mechanical watches, I have several seikos and several Russian watches.

    I just don't get why they wouldn't lume pocket watches... Taking out your flashlight to check the time is quite auckward!

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    Re: Looking for a pocket watch!

    Loads of quartz on Ebay or can go with mechanical

    In your price range. Waltham. Elgin and Hamilton

    Found this Hamilton. Looks clean and can maybe grab for a good price

    Can have a watchmaker lum the open space in the hands



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    Re: Looking for a pocket watch!

    Swiss quartz, lumed dial/hands. #2 Seiko quartz, lumed. Both stainless steel. Under budget from Jurgensgermany.
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    Re: Looking for a pocket watch!

    Quote Originally Posted by priamo View Post
    Swiss quartz, lumed dial/hands. #2 Seiko quartz, lumed. Both stainless steel. Under budget from Jurgensgermany.
    Wow! Those are great! Actually, they might be exactly what I'm looking for!

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    Re: Looking for a pocket watch!

    those are really nice! even cheaper from ebay

    https://www.ebay.de/itm/Regent-Uhr-E...4/382432220667
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    Re: Looking for a pocket watch!

    I actually ordered this one! There were others with beige and white dials, but this one got a cover, it will protect the glass against scratches in my pockets


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    Re: Looking for a pocket watch!

    I've seen Mondaine Swiss Railway pocket watches

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    and I have a Molinja which is nice

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    I've heard that Bulova also makes a nice pocket watch, might be worth investigating

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    Re: Looking for a pocket watch!

    Congrats Patski. I think you'll like the date feature too. Stainless steel case/cover.
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