I recently purchased an old Timex Self-Wind with the U.S.Time Corporation mark on the back and it arrived in the mail today. I wouldn't have given it a second look if not for the US. Time logo, but it looked good cosmetically and it was only $29.99.
There isn't any brassing on the case or scratches on the crystal I can see, but it doesn't want to run and when it does, it runs at twice the speed it should. 3 minutes fast in 3 minutes. I don't see how to get the back off or I might try adjusting it but am really not in the mood to mess with it. I got 2 Russian watches in the mail today and am already going to have to attach the second hand on one, but it's worth keeping.
I'm stressed out ATM and prone to making a rash decision so I'll probably give it some thought, but am of the mind to raise an issue and ask for my money back. I don't want to sink any more money into it but by the time I paid $5 shipping to get it and $5 to send it back I'll already have an extra $10 in it.
I'd be interested in hearing the opinions of other members before I make a final decision on it. Is it worth keeping or should I send it back while I can? It's not a bad looking watch but I wouldn't miss it.