I decided a couple of years ago to stop buying any watches at all. I also started culling through my collection. I got down to 51. Someone here on WUS suggested I make it 52. One watch per week for rotation. It seemed like a great rationalization. I spent weeks and many hours culling through what was available on ebay. I thought I wanted a Mido, and still do but all the auctions started slow but ended high. All BIN Midos were for you to fix. I kept coming back to the Valgine that I did eventually purchase. I have another that is much more beautiful. But as well as beauty, it has given me great dependability. This piece from the early 70s is more handsome than breathtaking. It has an eta 2783 movement. 25 jewels and is all steel. From the sellers photos I was a little suspicious that it might be a redial albeit a good one because of the flat finish to the blue dial. (There was no zoom in the listing) But now I know it was intentional, having the watch in hand. The numbers are applied little arabic numerals. Its keeping almost perfect time. It was also less than 1/2 the price that Valgines are going for these days. If you can find them. From my experience, which is admittedly pretty limited, Valgine makes a fine little watch. They have been in business continuously since the turn of the 20th C. But their primary business doesnt seem to be making watches. In any case I just wanted to show you all my newest and last piece of watchmaking. Comments welcomed.