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Websites and Online Tools for Vintage Collectors

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Websites and Online Tools for Vintage Collectors

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Post by watchpalooza » Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:28 am

Starting this thread for members to share online resources for the vintage collector, excluding purchase sites (saving those for another thread). All resources related to determining watch history, researching potential purchases, movement identification, dating, finding repair parts, etc. Below are the ones I have found most useful (visible only to members). Please feel free to share your own.
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Post by yinzburgher » Mon May 13, 2019 3:16 am

Great idea and thanks for putting this all in one place! I'm not really a vintage collector but part of the reason is that I'm too intimidated. Some of the resources here could definitely help. I sometimes think about picking up a vintage King Seiko but then I usually remind myself that I know nothing about them so I'll likely pay too much and get a poor example. I found a guide from Fratello Magazine that could maybe help me or others. I know your not exactly a Seiko fan [mention]FTE[/mention], but it's ok, we love you anyway. :lol:

A Vintage Seiko Buyer’s Guide to Affordable Goodness
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Post by watchpalooza » Wed May 22, 2019 3:51 am

Added resources for vintage Timex’s, Citizen and digital watches.
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Post by deckeda » Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:52 am

What about blogs or sites that feature vintage watch repair and methods?

I stumbled on this one, that seems like a serious time-sink of anecdotes and information for the brands/models/projects covered. https://adventuresinamateurwatchfettling.

Strictly speaking it’s not reference site but seems to fit the intent for someone wanting to learn.
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Post by deckeda » Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:04 pm

yinzburgher wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 3:16 am
... I sometimes think about picking up a vintage King Seiko but then I usually remind myself that I know nothing about them so I'll likely pay too much and get a poor example. ...
My link above has some KS examples with some trials and tribulations involved. Ever since I saw the KS that WatchGeek (YouTube) featured (a 4502) I’ve been lusting after a similar case with those twisted angular lugs.

My particular why-aren’t-people-doing-this involves NH36 mods for (vintage) cases that do not rhyme with “SNK” or “SKX.” Movement spacers, stems/crowns seem to be the knowledge areas lacking in a flood of available mods happening there.
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