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domecurb
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lucky eBay purchase

on Tue Feb 28 2017, 15:37
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i bought a job lot last week which arrived this morning, i found the lot with about 30 seconds till the end of auction and it had no bids, i spotted something interesting [ i hoped ]
can you see it ? Very Happy

its the right hand watch in the row of three, it looked gold and the thing about this style of case is: i have only ever come across them chrome plated brass, solid silver or solid gold so figured it was worth risking £5 Very Happy
they arrived this morning, 2 of them i wont even show you as they are just rubbish and heading for the bin, but these 2 are worth having
1974 timex..working and an early Sekonda quartz with a 5 jewel Remex [ hong kong] movement...working too Very Happy

interestingly the one that caught my attention turns out to be a 9ct Helvetia dated 1941, a lovely little thing with a working spotless movement and a nice ceramic dial





the square one with the leather strap is also 9ct, of unknown make but with a high grade movement which needs a little clean and service, this one dates to 1937




coincidently both have "Stolrace" cases and both hallmarked Chester
just goes to show there are still bargains to be had on eBay................keep your eyes open chaps
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Re: lucky eBay purchase

on Tue Feb 28 2017, 16:07
Your Macro photography skills are improving

some great little finds I like the last one I think the dial looks really aged and good

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Re: lucky eBay purchase

on Tue Feb 28 2017, 19:43
Well spotted & a great result.

The gold deco watches are lovely and if you hadn't bid, they along with the others, might have just been discarded. Shocked
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Re: lucky eBay purchase

on Tue Feb 28 2017, 21:02
The Helvetia is a cracker I can see why it stood out to a knowledgable watch guy Very Happy
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Re: lucky eBay purchase

on Tue Feb 28 2017, 22:30
Iceblue wrote:The Helvetia is a cracker I can see why it stood out to a knowledgable watch guy Very Happy

nah the knowlegable guy missed themand i got them instead Very Happy
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Re: lucky eBay purchase

on Wed Mar 01 2017, 22:23
I always wish I'd seen the same eBay listings when I read some of your threads!
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Re: lucky eBay purchase

on Wed Mar 01 2017, 22:25
Elwood wrote:I always wish I'd seen the same eBay listings when I read some of your threads!

no skills just the right place at the right time Wink
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