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Good morning people. I want to share the watches I bought at one auction yesterday. Eight watches, six lots, with little time to spare because I didn’t know about the auction. I think I got really lucky on all of it, but one in particular is unlike any I have seen before. I’ll whip through the first seven watches quickly then on to my unusual one. I hope somebody here can tell me about it.

1 – A Paul Dupree Aquamatic, which I’ve never heard of. Looks early 70s.

2 – A Rensie 14k (so they said), don’t know this one either, but late 40s maybe? Incabloc.

3 – A pair of women’s watches, one Banner and one other.

4 – A Wittnauer 10k.

5 – A 21j Rockford pocket watch, open face gf case. I could not read the serial number in the pix but I am thinking it is a grade 645 model 2.

6 – The doozy: a pair of older pocket watches, one billed as Elgin and the other one – the super cool one – has no indication of maker. Has anyone ever seen a movement like this? I have quite a few ideas about what it all is but hopefully someone can tell me, and if not it will be here soon enough.

The second most amazing thing is how little I paid for them all. Waiting to see what postage will be, but most might just make your 404 club.

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48 minutes ago, Galilea said:

Good morning people. I want to share the watches I bought at one auction yesterday. Eight watches, six lots, with little time to spare because I didn’t know about the auction. I think I got really lucky on all of it, but one in particular is unlike any I have seen before. I’ll whip through the first seven watches quickly then on to my unusual one. I hope somebody here can tell me about it.

1 – A Paul Dupree Aquamatic, which I’ve never heard of. Looks early 70s.

2 – A Rensie 14k (so they said), don’t know this one either, but late 40s maybe? Incabloc.

3 – A pair of women’s watches, one Banner and one other.

4 – A Wittnauer 10k.

5 – A 21j Rockford pocket watch, open face gf case. I could not read the serial number in the pix but I am thinking it is a grade 645 model 2.

6 – The doozy: a pair of older pocket watches, one billed as Elgin and the other one – the super cool one – has no indication of maker. Has anyone ever seen a movement like this? I have quite a few ideas about what it all is but hopefully someone can tell me, and if not it will be here soon enough.

The second most amazing thing is how little I paid for them all. Waiting to see what postage will be, but most might just make your 404 club.

pd collage.png

rensie 14k collage.png

c2 lady collage.png

witt 10k collage.png

rockford pw coll.png

2 sm acollage.png

noname.png

Haha Nessie are you attempting to enter the Guinness world records for most owned watches 😆. Ps there is a waiver on the postage for the 404.

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2 minutes ago, Neverenoughwatches said:

Haha Nessie are you attempting to enter the Guinness records for most owned watches 😆

Well now, if I didn't have to collect in a vacuum I'd have known my collection was larger than normal. Plus, I heard someone say there are  neverenoughwatches, and I was foolish enough to believe it.  Plus, when I did come clean, seems I told a birdy that likes to sing. Ah well, I guess it's true: You're only as sick as your secrets.

Now onto the real question: what's up with that movement, my last pic? All kinds of critters in it. 

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2 minutes ago, Galilea said:

Well now, if I didn't have to collect in a vacuum I'd have known my collection was larger than normal. Plus, I heard someone say there are  neverenoughwatches, and I was foolish enough to believe it.  Plus, when I did come clean, seems I told a birdy that likes to sing. Ah well, I guess it's true: You're only as sick as your secrets.

Now onto the real question: what's up with that movement, my last pic? All kinds of critters in it. 

Haha, i refer you to your introduction young lady, sooooooo much watch stuff. If you want to live to 100 years old, then Rich is here for you to offload your sins 🙂

55 minutes ago, Galilea said:

Good morning people. I want to share the watches I bought at one auction yesterday. Eight watches, six lots, with little time to spare because I didn’t know about the auction. I think I got really lucky on all of it, but one in particular is unlike any I have seen before. I’ll whip through the first seven watches quickly then on to my unusual one. I hope somebody here can tell me about it.

1 – A Paul Dupree Aquamatic, which I’ve never heard of. Looks early 70s.

2 – A Rensie 14k (so they said), don’t know this one either, but late 40s maybe? Incabloc.

3 – A pair of women’s watches, one Banner and one other.

4 – A Wittnauer 10k.

5 – A 21j Rockford pocket watch, open face gf case. I could not read the serial number in the pix but I am thinking it is a grade 645 model 2.

6 – The doozy: a pair of older pocket watches, one billed as Elgin and the other one – the super cool one – has no indication of maker. Has anyone ever seen a movement like this? I have quite a few ideas about what it all is but hopefully someone can tell me, and if not it will be here soon enough.

The second most amazing thing is how little I paid for them all. Waiting to see what postage will be, but most might just make your 404 club.

pd collage.png

rensie 14k collage.png

c2 lady collage.png

witt 10k collage.png

rockford pw coll.png

2 sm acollage.png

noname.png

I love the last one it has some kind of jungle theme going on and even has a  compass. It seems magnetism in a watch wasn't an issue in those days. 🙃

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7 minutes ago, Neverenoughwatches said:

Haha, i refer you to your introduction young lady, sooooooo much watch stuff. If you want to live to 100 years old, then Rich is here for you to offload your sins 🙂

Ok, and if this watch community was not allergic to letting me give things away, then a) I could stop looking for a charity to give it all to, and b) I could walk across my home more freely, as could my poor dog, because there would be room for a floor.

While we're at it, those aren't the only ones I bought yesterday. However, I did suceed in swearing off auctions for two moths beforehand, and today I am NOT looking. 

Finally, it's an investment in my old age. As unpopular as the idea is, I buy the gold ones only when I get the at 1/3 spot price, now that ain't  all bad. I am kind of old, and I have to care for my mother, who is even older than I am.

OK I admit it, I am going for the world record, only prefer it was for some distinction other that Crazy Watch Lady. 

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9 minutes ago, Galilea said:

Ok, and if this watch community was not allergic to letting me give things away, then a) I could stop looking for a charity to give it all to, and b) I could walk across my home more freely, as could my poor dog, because there would be room for a floor.

While we're at it, those aren't the only ones I bought yesterday. However, I did suceed in swearing off auctions for two moths beforehand, and today I am NOT looking. 

Finally, it's an investment in my old age. As unpopular as the idea is, I buy the gold ones only when I get the at 1/3 spot price, now that ain't  all bad. I am kind of old, and I have to care for my mother, who is even older than I am.

OK I admit it, I am going for the world record, only prefer it was for some distinction other that Crazy Watch Lady. 

Lol you are funny. Nobody is stopping you give things away, but why buy them and then want to give them away ? I get the investment bit, its one reason i started, 10 years to go before my retirement age so plenty ( unlikely ) of time to build my collection. Crazy watch lady is better than crazy cat lady, all that fur and pee and dead birds for presents 🤢 🤮.  

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5 minutes ago, Neverenoughwatches said:

Lol you are funny. Nobody is stopping you give things away, but why buy them and then want to give them away ? I get the investment bit, its one reason i started, 10 years to go before my retirement age so plenty ( unlikely ) of time to build my collection. Crazy watch lady is better than crazy cat lady, all that fur and pee and dead birds for presents 🤢 🤮.  

Lol, my mother's calling me, it's my bedtime, I need to wash my car, ...um, I don't think I fed the dog...and more or I would gladly explain why I buy them to give them away. Darn it, if I had more time... 

If, however, you are inclined to tell me about the Noah's Ark - like movement I posted a pic of, I'll be sure to be right back.

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1 minute ago, Galilea said:

Lol, my mother's calling me, it's my bedtime, I need to wash my car, ...um, I don't think I fed the dog...and more or I would gladly explain why I buy them to give them away. Darn it, if I had more time... 

If, however, you are inclined to tell me about the Noah's Ark - like movement I posted a pic of, I'll be sure to be right back.

Aw bugger, it looks like we've hijacked this old major thread, i take full responsibility.  I shall behave, ( for now) . Tbh i have absolutely no idea about the watch, its very unusual and very dirty and unless anyone here has come across one before you may not find answers. If you are lucky some watchmaker may have specialised in something like this and is recognised. It may also have been a one off, part of a run of similar themes or maybe even a craze or fad among makers. Hopefully it has some markings inside that will point us to some answers. I think thats covered most variables and is rather vague and unhelpful i do apologise. Post it up when it arrives, lots of photos from every angle. 

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4 hours ago, Neverenoughwatches said:

There's something else as well. 

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I think that's either a giraffe or a two headed serpent...here is a negative with various features colored differently, I am still not sure.

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1 minute ago, Neverenoughwatches said:

Dare i ask ? 🤔

Lol,  please don't.  I was just thinking, well, or not....

Speaking of thinking (or not), did you tell me last night we were hijacking this thread? New though I am, I assume that means going off topic, and furthermore that such a thing is frowned upon.

I have one suggestion, maybe we could start a whole new area instead of continuing to meet this way. It would be called "Watch Out", or "Mainsprung", maybe "The Click". Anybody funny might enjoy it, and I think you could be the boss of the whole thing. Well? 

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4 minutes ago, Galilea said:

New though I am, I assume that means going off topic, and furthermore that such a thing is frowned upon.

Yeah it kinda is, as you can guess I've been trouble for it before. It can be a bit disrespectful to the original poster if they are keen to get answers or an old well used thread like this. A little way off topic i would suggest is ok if it has some relevance, but not to carry on a conversation with no regard for anyone else who posts on popular thread. I sense a telling off coming 😁

10 minutes ago, Galilea said:

Anybody funny might enjoy it, and I think you could be the boss of the whole thing. Well? 

I would be the boss ?  Now the mind boggles 😁.  I have an inclination my humor is too out there for most people, and know for a fact some don't particularly like it or me. So j would say that a no go situation 🤣

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10 minutes ago, Neverenoughwatches said:

Yeah it kinda is, as you can guess I've been trouble for it before. It can be a bit disrespectful to the original poster if they are keen to get answers or an old well used thread like this. A little way off topic i would suggest is ok if it has some relevance,

I actually call this hijacking the discussion which I frown upon. typically people come into a discussion with my watch has the same problem but they fail to grasp that basically each watch is unique and even though it may share similar problems it should be a unique discussion. Otherwise it becomes a very confusing discussion and somebody might not actually get the help they seek. plus for those trying to help it just becomes very confusing as which watch are we talking about now?

for this discussion we are currently at 44 pages of the discussion titled Which Watch Have You Got Coming In The Mail ?   my interpretation is this is where we show off our nifty things that are coming to us and maybe a little bit of discussion about them.

41 minutes ago, Neverenoughwatches said:

I sense a telling off coming

how about if I interpret what this means with a link. Here's a discussion kinda similar look at my watches I need some help with them and you'll notice that Mark replies and I gave him a thumbs up. Maybe I'm getting it wrong what's going on here but I have a feeling it looks like it's heading in that direction.

https://www.watchrepairtalk.com/topic/26922-scott’s-watches/

 

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Neverenoughwatches said:

Yeah it kinda is, as you can guess I've been trouble for it before. It can be a bit disrespectful to the original poster if they are keen to get answers or an old well used thread like this. A little way off topic i would suggest is ok if it has some relevance, but not to carry on a conversation with no regard for anyone else who posts on popular thread. I sense a telling off coming 😁

Ha Ha Ha. I'm watching you.😇

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30 minutes ago, JohnR725 said:

Otherwise it becomes a very confusing discussion and somebody might not actually get the help they seek.

I hear that John! However, to paraphrase the Rolling Stones, I can't always get what I want, but I get what I need. I need to find a way to clown with  others that is not disrespectful to the rest of the group, amen. If neverenoughwatches has been in trouble for it I cannot be far behind. I will uncharacteristically fade away to the land of focus, make like a Beatle and Let it Be. Thank you.

Speaking of which, John,  I am still curious about this watch. If you can point me in a direction I'd appreciate it. Like Cat Stevens said, I'm on the road to find out.

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27 minutes ago, Galilea said:

I need to find a way to clown with  others that is not disrespectful to the rest of the group,

go back to the homepage of this discussion group scroll down to the section titled WRT LOUNGE look at the various subcategories I think you'll find what you need there.

 

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1 hour ago, oldhippy said:

Ha Ha Ha. I'm watching you.😇

I dont know whst you mean OH, I am  the epitome of kind and thoughful behavior 😁

2 hours ago, JohnR725 said:

I actually call this hijacking the discussion which I frown upon. typically people come into a discussion with my watch has the same problem but they fail to grasp that basically each watch is unique and even though it may share similar problems it should be a unique discussion. Otherwise it becomes a very confusing discussion and somebody might not actually get the help they seek. plus for those trying to help it just becomes very confusing as which watch are we talking about now?

for this discussion we are currently at 44 pages of the discussion titled Which Watch Have You Got Coming In The Mail ?   my interpretation is this is where we show off our nifty things that are coming to us and maybe a little bit of discussion about them.

how about if I interpret what this means with a link. Here's a discussion kinda similar look at my watches I need some help with them and you'll notice that Mark replies and I gave him a thumbs up. Maybe I'm getting it wrong what's going on here but I have a feeling it looks like it's heading in that direction.

https://www.watchrepairtalk.com/topic/26922-scott’s-watches/

 

 

 

 

Actually John i think the guy was just after making a few quid on some broken watches.  How much to repair them and how much are they worth once fixed. Thats kinda taking the pee dont you think and not what i thought WRT is really about. Unlikely he will revisit. 

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29 minutes ago, Neverenoughwatches said:

I dont know whst you mean OH, I am  the epitome of kind and thoughful behavior 😁

Actually John i think the guy was just after making a few quid on some broken watches.  How much to repair them and how much are they worth once fixed. Thats kinda taking the pee dont you think and not what i thought WRT is really about. Unlikely he will revisit. 

If this hijacked vessel can handle one more stowaway observation, I find it somehow sad and disappointing when people amble through forums like this one asking how much their watch is worth. It's even worse when it was handed down to them from generations gone, especially when it says Quartz on it.

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