Originally Posted by DuffAnderson
really good looking watch. what will you have done to it?
Thanks! It's ticking away, and has kept time since yesterday afternoon, so hopefully a cleaning/oiling and various small repairs will do the trick as far as the movement's concerned. There's so little gold left on the brass case that I think I'll just have the last remnants of gold polished off, and just have a poished brass case. Then the crystal has to be changed, of course, and a strap. I'm thinking a strap in red antiqued leather.
Originally Posted by DocHolliday
I like the look of it too. And I'm impressed you found it that inexpensively. When I've looked at watches at flea markets lately, the sellers always want $60 just because the watches are mechanical and old. No idea what they're selling, but they want a premium for it.
This seller had trays with literally hundreds of mid-to-low level watches, most of them in bad shape. He had a really nice gold Gruen Curvex, but he wanted far too much for it, considering the state it was in.