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    Rolling eyes Your best vintage under $100?

    Won this for $92 something at ebay a while ago - plus shipping it came in at just under $100.







    Ofcourse the case has a bit of wear, the dial lettering is almost gone and only a couple of the constellation stars are still visable - BUT.. IT IS A 14k gold cap connie!

    1968. A great 751 movement, still ticking well and keeping time. Will give it an overhaul soon :)

    What's the coolest watch you bought under $100? show them off here :)

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    Re: Your best vintage under $100?

    won on dec 25th 2009 on bay for $99. I overhauled the radial finish the crystal and the gaskets myself:



    40s Movado won for $56 in '09 [seller didnt notice sub second hand wedged at bottom of dial]:


    Elgin swissonic won for $29 described as not working [it was] in may '09


    Diantus won for $26:


    Valjean w AS1475 alarm [one blurry photo] won for $25:


    Tissot Seastar won on dec 26th 2009 for $42 (described as defective dial...?? It has some mild crazing.):


    and while these all seem great and still run very well I also have my share of dogs and watches I paid too much for as well. But thats another thread
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    Re: Your best vintage under $100?

    From the Bay for $25 including shippping. Works great and looks good.Attachment 374458
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    Re: Your best vintage under $100?

    Photo not working today. Will try and post later

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    Re: Your best vintage under $100?

    ALL of my 70+ watches cost less than US$100 (except 2 of my 3 Accutrons, 2 chronos, 2 of my 5 Omegas and 1 Columbus and 1 Gruen (just pipped the post...))

    Actually, I think US$100 is an expensive watch What can I say, I'm a low rent WIS I do love a good bargain - and there are a few beauties hiding away.

    I guess my favorite of the moment is this 1916 Silver Borgel (arrived yesterday). It's a bloody old nail, but it runs and keeps time, and I wore it all day yesterday on what is surely the original strap. Who needs a minute hand while on holiday - not me Not sure that US$70 for a Borgel is the deal of the decade, but I have rather taken to it and it is a good size at 34mm. Not the best bargain I have had, nor the nicest watch - it is just my flavor of the moment. I am reasonably sure I have a better dial for it.



    Rat watches FTW

    Some random from the top of my head watches follow:

    This Benrus owes me a squeak under US$100 if you don't count the new crystal and the strap.



    This Orator Moonphase was I think US$50



    And here is my US$30 1950 352 Omega bumper



    Meh, I could be here all day - that'll do for now.

    I hope Marrick posts - he has had some eye watering successes.
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    Re: Your best vintage under $100?

    My two best Technos Alarm and a Zodiac SST. The Technos was just over $40 delivered and the Zodiac was similar but I don't remember exactly.
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    Re: Your best vintage under $100?

    Quote Originally Posted by trim View Post
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    I hope Marrick posts - he has had some eye watering successes.
    Cheers trim! Like you, I have bought very few expensive ones.

    Just a couple for now:

    Zodiac Orbiter £46.99



    Polo Calendographe - £3.20 - needed a mainspring.

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    Please don't PM me to ask for a valuation - I won't attempt one.

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    Re: Your best vintage under $100?

    Quote Originally Posted by trim View Post
    And here is my US$30 1950 352 Omega bumper

    I havnt seen an Omega mens watch go for under a $100 in well over a year-including outright junkers. you did really well with this one
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    Re: Your best vintage under $100?

    Quote Originally Posted by DaBaeker View Post
    I havnt seen an Omega mens watch go for under a $100 in well over a year-including outright junkers. you did really well with this one
    Thanks - it is pretty clean and working, so double plus good . It was local, not ebay - which makes all the difference.

    New crystal is on my todo list.
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