Vintage Roamer on eBay - what are your thoughts

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    Vintage Roamer on eBay - what are your thoughts

    I kind of like these two watches, but the amount of repair scares me a bit. Can a lug be replaced on a watch like the one here - and would it be worth it? What about the Roamer - I really like that one but am not sure if it is a decent piece?

    I may throw a few bucks at it, but not sure.

    Help would be appreciated.

    Vintage Mens Watch Lot of 2 Lathin Roamer to Restore | eBay

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    Re: Vintage Roamer on eBay - what are your thoughts

    Patience. Keep looking for something better. The restoration costs will exceed the cost of another, better watch.
    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

    "The watch has to be surrounded by a history.
    You need more than just a great design. You need to create an atmosphere around the product.
    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
    People need to be able to identify the watch with themselves. It's based on emotion." - Ralph Furter

    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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    Re: Vintage Roamer on eBay - what are your thoughts

    Quote Originally Posted by Eeeb View Post
    Patience. Keep looking for something better. The restoration costs will exceed the cost of another, better watch.
    Thanks, going to pass on it.

    I am new to eBay so I get excited easily, but it seems like there are lots of options all the time.

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    Re: Vintage Roamer on eBay - what are your thoughts

    Quote Originally Posted by Eeeb View Post
    Patience. Keep looking for something better. The restoration costs will exceed the cost of another, better watch.
    +1
    100% agreed
    NEVER ARGUE WITH AN IDIOT. FIRST THEY WILL DRAG YOU DOWN TO THEIR LEVEL. THEN, THEY WILL BEAT YOU WITH EXPERIENCE.

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