I don't know about you but my vintage watch collecting encompasses many different makes and values. I buy on-line and at the charity shop or boot sale. When buying from the last two it is not a case of buying what you are looking for, as you would on-line, but rather what they have available at that moment.As a consequence you can come away with smug-grin-inducing hidden treasures which would get put onto the main Vintage WRUW threads, or perhaps something more prosaic: this thread is for these less valuable watches, still working and complete but with no complications and worth less than £40/$50 . I have had the old Timex for a long time and have always been impressed by the amazingly beautiful face..( this could be where the girl* next door idea came from)
.. but , being a Timex, its value does not equate to its looks.
The Accurist in the next picture is a slightly different, more utilitarian item but, 65 years after being made, still keeps excellent time and is in good condition despite little nicks and smudges.
This is the sort of watch that my dad used to wear.
If you have similar watches that have the G*ND factor then let them have an airing and a little of the wider appreciation that they deserve. Hopefully we can save a few from the dreaded steampunk-in-the-sky.
*- indicates girl/boy/non-gender specific or as yet un-allocated.