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Author Topic: Good/reliable skeletonised pocket watch?  (Read 3420 times)
emacsomancer
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« on: April 21, 2014, 01:17:28 am »

Can I have recommendations on good, reliable (as in not dying/breaking easily) skeleton/skeletonised/skeletonized pocket watches?

I would generally go for an older/antique watch, but there are vanishingly few of those which are skeletonised.

[I don't necessarily mind a Chinese movement - I have a reasonably attractive skeletonised wrist-watch with what must be a Chinese movement inside and I've had it and used it daily for at least 3-4 years (and it was ~10 years old when I bought it), so I would consider it reliable (though it is bloody loud, probably because of its cheap plastic "crystals").]


This one looks interesting, but I have no idea how good it may be/not be:  http://www.britishwatchcompany.com/gents-rotary-skeleton-dial-mechanical-pocket-watch-MP0072521-p5897

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emacsomancer
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« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2014, 01:54:39 am »

This one is pretty gorgeous but out of my price range:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Swiss-Hass-Neveux-Skeleton-Pocket-Watch-See-through-Case-W-Display-Box-/201076182235?pt=Pocket_Watches&hash=item2ed1130cdb




(for when the listing goes down)

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« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2014, 10:40:35 pm »

This one looks interesting, but I have no idea how good it may be/not be:  http://www.britishwatchcompany.com/gents-rotary-skeleton-dial-mechanical-pocket-watch-MP0072521-p5897

I've had a Rotary skeleton pocket watch for the last few years (the MP00723/21). I used it every day at work for about a year but then I changed jobs. It wasn't practical any more so now I only wear it at weekends.

I've never had any problem with it and it's always kept good time (even when it's been sat unwound in the bottom of a drawer for weeks at a time). The one you posted is a slightly different model (MP00725/21) but the movements look virtually identical, so I don't think you'll have any problems with it.
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« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2014, 10:43:18 pm »

It really is a pity about the quality of Chinese watches. I was looking some over at a convention yesterday and some of the designs are rather striking.
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emacsomancer
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« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2014, 06:01:46 am »

I actually ended up getting a "Grossex" Swiss movement with Incabloc off of eBay. I would guess it's from the 70s or 80s; it's partially skeletonised and in a hunter case, and was less than US$100, so I'm satisfied for the nonce.
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« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2014, 05:01:00 pm »

I've had  three skeleton Hunter watches all bought from  China for amounts less than their postage. They look nice but none of them lasted longer than about  6 months before they either broke, or stopped keeping good time.
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« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2014, 04:55:02 am »

Emacsomancer, surely, you must now post several pics of your find for all to oggle!  Grin
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emacsomancer
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« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2014, 10:01:45 pm »

Emacsomancer, surely, you must now post several pics of your find for all to oggle!  Grin


Here are a couple:



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« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2014, 02:26:24 am »

Awesome score!

And thanks for showing. Smiley
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