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    Vintage Ladies Watches

    I have a dilemma with these old watches.

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    They are all gorgeous like this Lagonda.

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    The problem is this. They are so small they are more an accessory rather then a timepeice.

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    They are however mechanical wonders and therein lies the dilemma.

    Is there any point i actually making a full service on them or is it just a waste of time? Are there women out there that want nice vintage mechanical watches like these?
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    Re: Vintage Ladies Watches

    Quote Originally Posted by Shum View Post
    Is there any point i actually making a full service on them or is it just a waste of time? Are there women out there that want nice vintage mechanical watches like these?
    There are very few women - at the moment - who want to wear such small watches. And there are very few women who are interested in wearing vintage mechanical watches. Those that do want small mechanical watches can buy them extremely cheaply so:

    There is no point spending time or money on servicing them unless its for sentimental reasons or if you know someone who really wants to wear one. This may be different in the future, of course, as fashions change.
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    There are very few women - at the moment - who want to wear such small watches.
    The last time I went to the doctor I wore my Orange Monster. I showed it to the nurse when she came in to take my vitals and she pulled up her sleeve to reveal a watch almost as big as mine. She stated she didn't like little dainty watches and had a whole drawer full she didn't wear. She liked mine though.

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    Re: Vintage Ladies Watches

    As I suspected. I'll do a couple just for the training and I'll put them up for sale on our local ebay (Tradera) in the fall for fun and see what happens.

    I guess women are more practical now days and want an actual timepeice and not just something that glitters on their wrist and who can blame them? But still it's very sad to just leave them in a drawer.

    Personally I don't like big watches like the Orange Monster and prefere watches like the Monitor (picture 2) and others in the same class and even smaller watches like Junghans that make some real man beauties. :)

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    I have always appreciated the little fine movements. Digital photos now easily enlarge them to easily view. Omega even made their first autowind model 455 in 1955 to be available with chronometer certificate with same accuracy rating of their big w.w. Certainly however a neglected collector item, but not to me. The first Omega staff designed little autowind. Also here a scrap value purchase of 18k 1968 Omega miniature unused. What woman would refuse that one?

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    I think these tiny cocktail watches are under appreciated in many ways. But they were made for the same niche as a mans dress watch and by that I mean one that has no date and not even a seconds hand. Who needs to know the precise time when you are socialising with your friends? And now people are hyper focused on the time and multi tasking. I hope that one day this will change and these little watches will become appreciated for the little works of art that they are.

    Have you posted this into the Ladies Watch forum?


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    Re: Vintage Ladies Watches

    Good reminder. I never looked at Lady watch category and have a bunch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirius View Post
    I think these tiny cocktail watches are under appreciated in many ways. But they were made for the same niche as a mans dress watch and by that I mean one that has no date and not even a seconds hand. Who needs to know the precise time when you are socialising with your friends? And now people are hyper focused on the time and multi tasking. I hope that one day this will change and these little watches will become appreciated for the little works of art that they are.

    Have you posted this into the Ladies Watch forum?
    Wouldn't it be confusing with two different threads with the same subjekt or can you make a copy somehow?

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    Re: Vintage Ladies Watches

    Rewrite to suit..

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