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I've got a shoebox full of watch parts - I'll do it someday but with a handful of real watch parts

Speaking of shoeboxes, this was found in a shoebox full of crap watches at a flea market a few years back. Hamilton Pan-Europ $5. After some clean-up:


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I've been searching for the right Oysterquartz for years. Most are in need of servicing and look really rough...
The really nice ones are mostly in the US & it's expensive to import one.

This is a screen grab from a YouTube video... 70s cool!

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Why do you want an oysterquartz?
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I like that they have a quartz movement. Very Un-Rolex
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Fifty years ago

Took my 20 year old Omega speedmaster professional, moon watch out today
and put it on for this special occasion.
Its just so great to wear a watch like this,and when i get asked about it,
they can not believe its that old.

Incase some dont know,its Manual wind---50hours,and was the only watch
to pass all the tough stringent tests, before going to the moon.
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I'm a big fan of Omegas, especially the Speedys!

Picked up this Hamilton Khaki a few months ago. Affordable and quartz is nice for a daily driver.

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Took my 20 year old Omega speedmaster professional, moon watch out today
and put it on for this special occasion.
Its just so great to wear a watch like this,and when i get asked about it,
they can not believe its that old.

Incase some dont know,its Manual wind---50hours,and was the only watch
to pass all the tough stringent tests, before going to the moon.
Nice Speedy Wayne! Here's mine - slightly different bezel and different caseback...
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Really like this stuff:

https://www.christopherward.com/watches/aviation
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Slightly OT but do you guys have watch winders? Any recs?
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Just got my Omega Seamaster Aquaterra back after having it serviced by their official shop (Tourbillon) in Seattle. It had been worn daily for 9 years with no service. I had honestly never timed the thing before getting it serviced, but I was nervous after the fact, and timed it down to the second against my phone. +4 seconds per day. Impressive in my book.
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Slightly OT but do you guys have watch winders? Any recs?
The jury seems to be out on watch winders. There's lots of BS online about their use.

IMO It's much better to wear a watch and keep it going "naturally" but if you have a small collection this isn't particle.
So you can either let the watch run down and hope the lube doesn't go gunky or you can use a good watch winder. I would not go "Hong Kong cheap" on one of these.

One of the best winders right now is the Boxy Watch winder. It's modular so you can add boxes as your needs grow. Adjustable and programmable.
I don't own one but I've been doing some research and these have a good reputation.
Not cheap but nothing good ever is.

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I have an inherited Rolex I want to sell.
What is a good approach? Ebay?
It needs a service (runs slow) and a replacement back because the current back has engraving. I think it is about 20 years old, doesn't have the date, just time.
How do I find out an idea about the value?
I may have the model number written down. I took the band off to see the model number but I can't find that note right now.
I'll need to pull it out of the safety deposit box and take pictures if people here need to see what it looks like to advise me what to do.
Thanks very much Pelicans.
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You should take it to a watch dealer (not an Authorised Rolex Dealer -"AD") and get it valued properly.
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I have an inherited Rolex I want to sell.
What is a good approach? Ebay?
It needs a service (runs slow) and a replacement back because the current back has engraving. I think it is about 20 years old, doesn't have the date, just time.
How do I find out an idea about the value?
I may have the model number written down. I took the band off to see the model number but I can't find that note right now.
I'll need to pull it out of the safety deposit box and take pictures if people here need to see what it looks like to advise me what to do.
Thanks very much Pelicans.
Post a few photos here.
Some great knowledge of these watches right here on the bird site.
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Thanks very much guys.
I'll get the watch out and get some pictures on this thread.
I found a watch shop but they were a Rolex dealer.
? How to locate a non-Rolex watch dealer for an evaluation.
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eBay is your friend for finding the value of comps.
The case back engraving may or may not hurt you, depending on what model it is. There are some folks out there who are on the hunt for the obscure.
Do a search on eBay and elsewhere for "Rolex Model XXXXX" and you will likely find similar watches.

If you want to get it repaired - I would beware of non authorized dealers. I went this route, and ended up getting it redone by my local dealer. I just picked it back up thursday - and they did a great job. Looks new. Prices start around $750 and go up. Depends somewhat on where you are located. The problem with non authorized dealers is that they cannot get replacement parts. Rolex ONLY sells parts to their dealers.
Service done by an AD or Rolex USA carries a 2-yr warranty.

I'm curious what type it is and will be checking back here frequently. (I'm a watch geek).

Good luck!

Here is my 16-year old Explorer II. I feel nekkid without it.
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My wife had it in the safe in the house.
What other info. do I need to help find the value on the web somewhere?
Says 14k on the back.
There is a model number but I have to take the band off to see it again.


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holes -
eBay is your friend for finding the value of comps.
The case back engraving may or may not hurt you, depending on what model it is. There are some folks out there who are on the hunt for the obscure.
Do a search on eBay and elsewhere for "Rolex Model XXXXX" and you will likely find similar watches.

If you want to get it repaired - I would beware of non authorized dealers. I went this route, and ended up getting it redone by my local dealer. I just picked it back up thursday - and they did a great job. Looks new. Prices start around $750 and go up. Depends somewhat on where you are located. The problem with non authorized dealers is that they cannot get replacement parts. Rolex ONLY sells parts to their dealers.
Service done by an AD or Rolex USA carries a 2-yr warranty.

I'm curious what type it is and will be checking back here frequently. (I'm a watch geek).

Good luck!

Here is my 16-year old Explorer II. I feel nekkid without it.
Thanks... that's a nice looking watch you have there. See my post with picture when you get a chance.

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