I hunt/collect pocket watches of many types. Some I collect, some I re-sell. This summer I found this 1940ish Hamilton 12s 21jewel Hamilton. The open case was 14k and although I like to think that most watches I sell will not get scrapped for the metal content, I always realize that possibility in the back of my mind.
Well, this one was sold over the summer and just recently I was browsing Hamilton on eBay when a seller name caught my eye. Sure enough, his name was in my feedback attached to the Hamilton I sold. I was currently looking at a wristwatch with a tricked out 921 movement. It was all skeletonized, and vintage which caught my eye. I liked the watch first. Secondly, I couldn't help but compare the serial number on the movement to the one I sold him. A match! I really don't like the idea of scrapping cases, but I'm sure that's what happened in this case.
However, the end result was quite nice... and it was the movement I found... and I liked how it looked. The seller turned out to be a good watchmaker. And he did an excellent job. I wear the watch daily. It just occurred to me you all might find the story and pix interesting. Any similar experiences?