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Author Topic: SUCCESS! Searching for my first pocket watch...What I've learned.  (Read 7911 times)
Jacobi
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« Reply #25 on: December 05, 2009, 09:42:22 pm »

I have found several watches in the 200-300 range that were serviced by clock makers and came with a 1 year warranty on their work. I also found a few in the 160 range. I ended up paying $150 for mine and am very happy with it. Its a 1908 Elgin open face.

You can find the charles hubert watches at the gentlemans emporium for around $90 iirc. Those come with a lifetime warranty when I was looking at them so that may be an option for you. My only drama with that is I bought my watch so that I could have the same watch for a very long time. Having to send it back and get a replacement if something happened to it was not an option for me so I went with a fully serviced antique. If you would like I can put you in contact with the local watch makers that I was dealing with. I'll even snap some pics of the watches if you'd like.

I think I got very lucky to find the watch I did at the price I paid for it. That said there were 2 other watches that were very in the running right up until the end.

Jac
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« Reply #26 on: December 07, 2009, 01:38:01 am »

The Charles Hubert on Gent's Emporium has been the one I've been looking at. I've seen it for various prices at other locations though.
I suppose I'm going to go with that one, as I've read some reviews (well, a lot) about it and they seem to be quite decent watches.

Thanks for all the help, though.  Smiley
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« Reply #27 on: December 07, 2009, 02:44:53 am »

If you get it be sure to let us know what you think of it after wearing it for a while. I do like the look of the skeleton watches.

Jac
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« Reply #28 on: April 15, 2010, 03:57:34 am »

Inktank-was wondering if you did get that watch and how has it performed and your thoughts? Sorry to dig this up,but...I'm looking at several choices w/'cheap' movements to see how crappy/good they can be,thanks.
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« Reply #29 on: April 15, 2010, 07:41:11 pm »

The Chinese moments aren't all that bad, these days, but there is a bit of hit and miss to them.  Most of them are decent quality, but the occasional dud slips through.  If you get one and know someone with a watch timer, have them test it out in various positions, and if any of them are really bad, send it back for a new one.  Might take a try or two, but you'll end up with a solid watch.
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« Reply #30 on: April 19, 2010, 05:24:25 pm »

There was a seller on etsy called tepusfugit who made some of the most beautiful watches I've ever seen. Unfortunately he's disappeared and taken his beautiful watches with him, so I can't ask him how well they function.... Sad
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« Reply #31 on: April 20, 2010, 10:11:54 pm »

There was a seller on etsy called tepusfugit who made some of the most beautiful watches I've ever seen. Unfortunately he's disappeared and taken his beautiful watches with him, so I can't ask him how well they function.... Sad

If you are thinking of the same Etsy seller I am thinking of... I believe that person bought watches for cheap and resold them... you can find very similar ones on eBay for quite a steal (search for "skeleton pocket watch").  Because of this I do not know much about their quality, though.
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