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    Re: My 1940 Hamilton 921 reincarnated!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Janne View Post
    I think this butchering is going on all the time. Only us enthusiasts would never do it.
    Sadly, soon we will not see many gold cased PW `anymore.
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    Sadly, all too true. The price of gold means that there will be a lot of orphaned movements out there, some may actually be sold (as opposed to remaindered for parts).

    The price differential of functioning gold-cased PW and PW movement + lots of cash is simply too large right now. This is also the case (no pun intended) for vintage jewelry and gold coins: my wife has several of the latter, and it is increasingly tempting to sell for the gold content, as you can get the money immediately, rather than selling it as a gold coin of numismatic value.

    Expect this to continue until we have more stable economic development and people are no longer worried about the economy and their jobs...

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    Re: My 1940 Hamilton 921 reincarnated!!!

    As I said initially, I choose not to break up watches... but I do need to sell them occasionally.It's just the way it is and I can't exactly have my buyers sign a "appropriate use" agreement. In any case, I was simply happy to rescue the watch (purely by chance). THAT was the story here... happy ending despite the cruel butchering of yet another watch. I would personally never buy a vintage watch and purposefully make a "project" out of it for a wrist watch. But it happened all the same, and I was happy to rescue the dismembered movement for my wrist. Maybe the movement will find some happiness knowing it at least will have a future... despite it's tragic past.

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    Re: My 1940 Hamilton 921 reincarnated!!!

    oh, and I carry a 14k hunter cased waltham with me daily. It is safe.

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