Hello, new to the forum and very new to this watch collecting hobby and have some questions. For some crazy reason I have chose to look for vintage pocket watches to collect. I have no idea of what to pay for any of them, and have no idea of who to trust when buying online. I want watches that I can use and hopefully work on myself, when finished with my watch course that is. I want to be able to carry them and be proud to own such a piece of fine vintage workmanship. I see some much information online that its hard to realize what is good and what is bad. I am going to start at local pawn shops, flea markets and hopefully online auctions. Any advice for a new collector with no experience at all would be greatly appreicated. I think the old pocket watch movements are a work of art, and the craftsmanship that when into them just amazes me. I just do not want to get over my head too fast, or get burnt buying something that is not worth the time to fix. Please help.
Thanks in Advance for any help.