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    Just wanted to share a couple of cool acquisitions that I picked up in the bargain bin of my local antique store last week.

    First is this Girard-Perregaux three hander which I know absolutely nothing about. The minute hand was bent (as you can see from the pic), but a quick trip to the watchmaker fixed that right up. Not bad for $5.



    Next up is this 60's Wakmann Chrono with Day/Date/Month. I had seen these mentioned on the forums a few times and had been very interested about their history with Breitling. Anyways, I was pretty excited to find this one in the same box as the Girard-Perregaux. I believe the movement is the Valjoux 730. I just sent this one out to my watch maker so in a couple of weeks I should have a nice vintage Chrono to add to the collection.





    Do any of you have interesting antique store finds like this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RosenKratz View Post

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    How much did you give for the Wakmann?

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    I have tried and tried to find stuff like this, but never find anything. I look at antique shops, consignment shops, thrift shops, etc. Guess the stores around me just don't have watches or they sell em as soon as they get them in. The closest I've come was a really old beat up quartz Bulova that the lady wasn't sure would even run (after a battery swap). So I passed...
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    Re: Big day at the antique store

    Quote Originally Posted by Janne View Post
    How much did you give for the Wakmann?
    A little over $200. All things considered I think I came out pretty well.
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    Big day at the antique store

    I never find any cool watches in the wild... :l

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    Pretty well indeed. Nice finds
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    200$ is pure robbery. Not from the store, but from you! Awesome find. I never find anything interesting.
    But I am going to Oxford in 2 weeks, wife says there are a few good Antique stores there.
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    Re: Big day at the antique store

    to be honest i'm finding this very hard to believe !!!

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    Re: Big day at the antique store

    Quote Originally Posted by shameless View Post
    to be honest i'm finding this very hard to believe !!!
    This isn't a jewelry shop or anything like that. People rent space and bring all kinds of junk to this place. Flea market would probably be a more accurate term.

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