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by JerseyMo
Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cost of a watch service - Back in the day
Replies: 2
Views: 27

Re: Cost of a watch service - Back in the day

Let's say some of these guys are pushing 90, so they'd have started out around 1950. Adjusted for inflation, that's around $52. Let's say the guy who said $2.50 is pushing 100 and go back to 1940, then it would be $44. That must have been nice to have a watchmaker on every other corner charging suc...
by JerseyMo
Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:41 am
Forum: What are you wearing today?
Topic: WRUW June 19, 2017 thru June 24, 2017
Replies: 27
Views: 282

Re: WRUW June 19, 2017 thru June 24, 2017

GreenBayStamps wrote:
Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:34 am
Hey Mo that is an interesting watch!
Yes, it has what looks like a Seiko auto movement inside. The stainless steel construction is very good too.
Should last for years to come.
by JerseyMo
Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:38 am
Forum: What are you wearing today?
Topic: WRUW June 19, 2017 thru June 24, 2017
Replies: 27
Views: 282

Re: WRUW June 19, 2017 thru June 24, 2017

and for today another repair watch our for a test -
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by JerseyMo
Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cost of a watch service - Back in the day
Replies: 2
Views: 27

Cost of a watch service - Back in the day

While chatting with my watch maker friend today, he mentioned having gone to a local meeting of watch makers. Begin he is 70 now he is among the youngest! One topic of discussion was what a watch service cost back in the day. Would you believe $5.00 and that would include mainspring, stem and or cro...
by JerseyMo
Wed Jun 21, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: What are you wearing today?
Topic: WRUW June 19, 2017 thru June 24, 2017
Replies: 27
Views: 282

Re: WRUW June 19, 2017 thru June 24, 2017

This one came in for repair due to poor time keeping. I spotted the rotor was not snipping. The issue was no more than some plastic from the movement space rubbing up against the rotor.
Cool watch....maybe I'll get one in 40 years when it is more "vintage". :roll:
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by JerseyMo
Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Generation of Vintage Collectors
Replies: 12
Views: 177

Re: New Generation of Vintage Collectors

afire wrote:
Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:51 am
Maybe he meant "professional" in the literal sense. Like he was expecting that being from 1971, it would have bell bottom jeans for a strap and a pimp hat for a crown.
No, I'd say that was not the intent of the use "professional".
by JerseyMo
Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Generation of Vintage Collectors
Replies: 12
Views: 177

Re: New Generation of Vintage Collectors

Very cool Morris but let's see how it hold up to discovering girls.......... :lol: Well to quote him "I had to wait awhile but it was totally worth it". Sorry, are you talking about watches again, or not??? :) hmm...good point.... each will present challenges! I can advise him on the watch part but...
by JerseyMo
Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Generation of Vintage Collectors
Replies: 12
Views: 177

Re: New Generation of Vintage Collectors

watchdoc wrote:
Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:22 am
Very cool Morris but let's see how it hold up to discovering girls.......... :lol:
Well to quote him "I had to wait awhile but it was totally worth it".
by JerseyMo
Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Generation of Vintage Collectors
Replies: 12
Views: 177

New Generation of Vintage Collectors

While attending a graduation party recently I had conversation with a young watch collector and his dad. He told me he had many watches but sadly "all 4 of them" were broken. "Wow 4 watches", I told him 4 watches is a good start and that I knew the perfect watch for him since he was a Boy Scout. So ...
by JerseyMo
Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Double set of Spring Bar holes
Replies: 3
Views: 56

Re: Double set of Spring Bar holes

stryfox wrote:
Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:22 am
That is the panama. Late 40's early 50's. One set of holes is for the matching factory bracelet the other set is for a strap.
ah, very cool thanks.