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At an open-air antiques/flea-market, yesterday: Fifties Stowa, gilt brass case. Paid around $15, but it's going to cost me another $100 or so in repairs, which it really isn't worth, but I really like the look of it, so there it is...ack.
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Awesome find, LS!
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At an open-air antiques/flea-market, yesterday:



Fifties Stowa, gilt brass case. Paid around $15, but it's going to cost me another $100 or so in repairs, which it really isn't worth, but I really like the look of it, so there it is...ack.

really good looking watch. what will you have done to it?
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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.
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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.
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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.
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I bought a pile of stuff yesterday...

A RLPL shirt, white with a thin black stripe for $7

A lovely blue blazer by John Stephen of London

A Brooks Brothers Golden fleece coat that was a touch short for me, which I listed in the for sale forum.

A pair of Ferragamo pumps and a camel hair car coat for the lady friend.

A couple of neckties.

A NOS safari coat, made in Kenya. Silly, but who knows, this is LA, maybe I'll wear it.
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really good looking watch. what will you have done to it?
Just took it to my watch guy - the movement is ticking, and seemingly quite clean and tidy. I'll have to have a "return spring" (?) in the crown changed, along with the crystal, which isn't too bad. The dial<is fine, and won't need anything except a quick cleaning. I think I'll get away with paying under $100 for a working vintage watch, albeit of mediocre quality.
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Just took it to my watch guy - the movement is ticking, and seemingly quite clean and tidy. I'll have to have a "return spring" (?) in the crown changed, along with the crystal, which isn't too bad. The dial<is fine, and won't need anything except a quick cleaning. I think I'll get away with paying under $100 for a working vintage watch, albeit of mediocre quality.

awesome!
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awesome everything about is slick!
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A NOS safari coat, made in Kenya. Silly, but who knows, this is LA, maybe I'll wear it.

Could you post a picture of this?
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Total cost for both ties = $4.22 (USD)


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Could you post a picture of this?




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^That's great.

LS, I love the watch. I look forward to seeing it after the reconditioning.
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Just a few ties this week. Left to right: 1) Robert Talbott repp, appears to be a British school tie as the Olde Cholmelians is an alumni group from a London prep school (odd they'd have an American made tie), 2) Polo printed silk and 3) Stefano Ricci. The Ricci is the most luxurious and beautiful, printed silk tie I have ever encountered. The thickness and feel are incredible. I can't wait to see the kind of knot it produces. Gotta get a better camera.
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A trip to my favorite store's clearance center got me these all at 90% off : Edun Black shorts Org $155, paid $15.50 Engineered Garments khaki shorts Orig. $155, paid $15.50 Loomstate khaki pants Orig. $148, paid $14.80 Ted Baker Linen shirt, Orig $125, paid $12.50 Rag and Bone white button down, Orig. $152, paid $15.20 Edun White button down Orig. $125, paid $12.50 They had a bunch of Hartford swimtrunks and a ton of Diesel, G-Star and a few Mason's shorts on sale for 90% off too.
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