Sinn/Land Rover for tool-that-is-still-tool, Panerai/Hummer for tool-gone-fool
I have a Breitling (my graduation present) and a Panerai (got last week) and I have a Red Defender 90 and my parents both driver Range Rovers (defender is not my daily driver) so I must be a tool ...btw my pics are coming...I have a lot of "lower-end" vintage watches like Hamiltons and Seikos that either my father gave me or I recently bought from ideas I've gotten from this forum. I mostly lurk. I always have a rather odd "watch case" I found in an antique shop outside of Marin last time I was home I'll post. I have to wait for my sis to visit this week as I sadly for some reason can't find my camera.
where would you be able to purchase some really nice older watches? would any pawn shops carry high end watches from around 1930-40-50's? ebay etc?
I'd also suggest Finer Times. That's where I got my IWC. I used to pick some up on eBay, but I think you need to be more cautious nowadays. I haven't heard of many good deals at pawn shops, but you might check out independent watch repair shops (if there are any near you).
Since the temperature and humidity have finally reached a tolerable level here in Houston, I've been going through my watches with leather bands to see what needs to make a trip to my watch guy. Today's is a 1922 Elgin with a 7-jewel movement. It's still accurate to within about 1-2 minutes a day.