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More Tools To Buy!

#1 Post by GeneJockey » Wed Jul 18, 2012 6:41 pm

I think I'm approaching the end of the road with my ad-hoc cleaning set up. I've been using mesh teaballs and pickle jars, and doing the work in the fume hoods at work, but I'm finding it hard to take 4 hours out of a Saturday to go up to work and clean watches, especially when I could do it more conveniently at home.

So, I'm looking for cleaning machines. Of course, I saw a nice looking L&R with all the accoutrements on Dashto a month or two back, for under $100. But he who hesitates is lost, and I hesitated. So, I'm reduced to checking on Ebay. I've got a good idea what they go for, and what I want to pay - or more accurately what I'm willing to pay! This means I have to stop buying watches for a while, so stay under the Spousal Disapproval Level.

Mind you, she's got a job now, and is looking to buy a Macbook, so I think I might be okay.
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#2 Post by GLADIATOR » Thu Jul 19, 2012 6:09 am

GeneJockey wrote:I think I'm approaching the end of the road with my ad-hoc cleaning set up. I've been using mesh teaballs and pickle jars, and doing the work in the fume hoods at work, but I'm finding it hard to take 4 hours out of a Saturday to go up to work and clean watches, especially when I could do it more conveniently at home.

So, I'm looking for cleaning machines. Of course, I saw a nice looking L&R with all the accoutrements on Dashto a month or two back, for under $100. But he who hesitates is lost, and I hesitated. So, I'm reduced to checking on Ebay. I've got a good idea what they go for, and what I want to pay - or more accurately what I'm willing to pay! This means I have to stop buying watches for a while, so stay under the Spousal Disapproval Level.

Mind you, she's got a job now, and is looking to buy a Macbook, so I think I might be okay.
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#3 Post by indyago » Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:49 am

Yeah, Doug....Go ahead buy one.....With the mild climate in CA, the dog house can't be that cold this time of year! :lol:

I have been selling some watches to try to build up some good will and lower that spousal disapproval level................ Interesting thing is, I haven't taken a bath on anything I have sold. So, my new way of thinking is that watches are cheaper than golf. I can't sell my clubs and scorecard each time I end a round. But, I can sell a watch after I have admired and enjoyed it for a while, and to this point for at least what I have in it.

You need to determine what else you could clean around the house with the machine, thus adding intrinsic value.......... :mrgreen:
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#4 Post by GeneJockey » Sat Jul 21, 2012 7:33 pm

Well, I bought one. L&R 'Master' with all 3 jars, with lids, and the basket.

I was trying to work some 'Best Offer' haggling, and accidentally hit 'accept' for their counteroffer instead of 'parry and riposte' - er, I mean 'counter-counter offer'. Still, $30 off the original BIN price, with 3 jars and a basket, ostensibly in working order.

Will update when it arrives!
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#5 Post by GeneJockey » Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:00 am

Got a message from the seller today - they tested before sending, and the rheostat's damaged, so we canceled the transaction.

Oh, well. Still looking, I guess!
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#6 Post by GLADIATOR » Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:06 am

GeneJockey wrote:Got a message from the seller today - they tested before sending, and the rheostat's damaged, so we canceled the transaction.

Oh, well. Still looking, I guess!
Ah well, at least they were honest. Better that way,
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#7 Post by N2FHL » Mon Jul 23, 2012 12:30 pm

GeneJockey wrote:Got a message from the seller today - they tested before sending, and the rheostat's damaged, so we canceled the transaction.

Oh, well. Still looking, I guess!
Rheostats aren't too bad. Here's one on eBay-$28.50:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Replacement-Rhe ... 0746288088

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#8 Post by GeneJockey » Mon Jul 23, 2012 12:52 pm

N2FHL wrote:
GeneJockey wrote:Got a message from the seller today - they tested before sending, and the rheostat's damaged, so we canceled the transaction.

Oh, well. Still looking, I guess!
Rheostats aren't too bad. Here's one on eBay-$28.50:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Replacement-Rhe ... 0746288088

Steve
Yeah, but I'd only pay the price I did for a fully functional unit. And I'm no electrician!
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