Scrap box gold mine! (technically SS)
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    Scrap box gold mine! (technically SS)

    I got a box of old watch bands from an attic I helped clean out over the weekend. Wife's Grandfather was a jeweler from the 50's-80's or so, so most are from watches that needed , or wanted, a replacement.

    After pulling out about 2lbs of stretchy bands I went to work. This is what I've found so far.

    I've given a few at least a part-time home.

    Glycine Airman on Kestenmade Bambi
    Zodiac Seawolf on JB (unusual long clasp)
    Omega Seamaster Deville on JB NASA
    Benrus on gold filled JB NASA
    Vulcan Cricket on generic Hong Kong
    Felca U.S. Army on unmarked band
    Baylor Reserve-o-matic on Kestenmade Bambi
    Rotary Super 41 on JB brick link

    What does everyone think? Good, bad, ugly?
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    Re: Scrap box gold mine! (technically SS)

    Very cool! Would love to make a find like that. Thanks for sharing.

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    Re: Scrap box gold mine! (technically SS)

    Great find, and some good value in there, if that's important.
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    Thanks! I now have 5 JB NASA bands, and I know there's value there, but beyond that I'm kind of lost on band values unless they're marked GF, or precious metals.

    The two most intriguing to me are the Kestenmade Bambi on the Glycine, and the JB with the long clasp on the Zodiac.

    Can anyone give me info on them? Are they considered dive bands? 60's 70's?

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    Re: Scrap box gold mine! (technically SS)

    i have a similar band but with a rather different clasp, and mine looks lighter weight. it is a cool look.
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    Thanks, I like that band a lot. Now I need to find something with 19mm lugs for it.

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    Re: Scrap box gold mine! (technically SS)

    i filed mine down a little for 18mm of which i had many.

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    Wow. I agree with Scott, some pretty nice pieces in all of those.

    Bet that took some time to sort completely through......
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    Yes, it's taking a while. I think I can get a few more out of the box, but I have to seek out each half of the bracelets to put them back together now.

    I'd file the racing band down to 18mm too, but then I don't have an excuse to find an awesome 19mm lug watch for it. :)

    It was in pieces. I used finishing nails ground down to replace the pins that had rusted in half. I've put enough effort into it to find a good home for it.

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