Today I've just received what's probably one of the best deals I've ever made.
A Waltham Traveler in demi-hunter case:
The watch listed on a Polish website was described as 'once working, but fell and stopped'.
You all know what that means. Everyone knows, so there was just one single bidder and the watch sold for about $80. Not exactly a true bargain, but I thought adequate for a broken Traveler.
In fact - what's the problem? I could just buy parts or even a while movement if needed, and the case looked very nice.
The watch has a mint enamel dial with original hands. Not mint - it has a single hairline crack going from the center hole to the sub dial. Otherwise mint, I tell you :)
The LOVELY case is a Dennison gold filled one...
...guaranteed for 25 years.
Even better, it is a factory case!
And the movement:
It's an 11 jewel Traveler in very decent condition as well...
And now - the bonus!
Yes, that's the only damage I see.
After re-installing the roller table it started ticking.
It evidently needs new oils to run, but it's just fine.
A happy day, I'd say :) !