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Re: $35 Mechanical Field Watch Challenge

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Post by Sporkboy » Tue May 19, 2020 1:08 pm

TheJohnP wrote:Well my entry came in today.
Listed as working. Wouldn't run when wound.

Back to the drawing board...sigh.

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That is too bad, but I appreciate the gif. Definitely contact the seller to try and return it or get a straight refund. In the past when a watch wasn’t working when sold that way, I have gotten to keep the watch and get my money back.
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Re: $35 Mechanical Field Watch Challenge

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Post by TheJohnP » Tue May 19, 2020 1:33 pm

Sporkboy wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 1:08 pm
TheJohnP wrote:Well my entry came in today.
Listed as working. Wouldn't run when wound.

Back to the drawing board...sigh.

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That is too bad, but I appreciate the gif. Definitely contact the seller to try and return it or get a straight refund. In the past when a watch wasn’t working when sold that way, I have gotten to keep the watch and get my money back.
Already packed up and being sent back for a refund.
Seller was very accommodating when I let him know it didn't arrive in working condition.
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Re: $35 Mechanical Field Watch Challenge

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Post by peskydonut » Wed May 20, 2020 9:30 pm

@Sporkboy If it's not too late, I'd like to throw my hat in the ring.
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Post by Sporkboy » Thu May 21, 2020 10:56 am

Not too late at all. There is no requirement to pre-register this time. Closer to the time that the shopping period closes (end of June), I will have people lock in their participation status.
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Post by Sporkboy » Thu May 21, 2020 5:39 pm

Do you have what it takes to find a mechanical field watch for under $35, crush the competition (in a fun way) and earn the respect of fellow watch nerds? Find out by joining in
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Re: $35 Mechanical Field Watch Challenge

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Post by WPybus » Fri May 22, 2020 11:31 am

I’m in! Great idea, can’t wait to see what everyone finds!
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Post by Sporkboy » Fri May 22, 2020 6:03 pm

WPybus wrote:I’m in! Great idea, can’t wait to see what everyone finds!
Welcome aboard. It should be interesting to see what everyone comes up with. There is no telling what we will turn up. If the last challenge is any indication, we will probably see things and brands that many of us have never heard of.
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Re: $35 Mechanical Field Watch Challenge

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Post by BostonCharlie » Fri May 22, 2020 6:09 pm

I got hooked on this challenge and just spent a number of hours looking at candidates. I found some cool prospects, but I don't expect to throw my hat in the ring. So, @Sporkboy, my question is: how about if I just post some links here to what I found? Might give folks some ideas.
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Re: $35 Mechanical Field Watch Challenge

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Post by tinpusher » Fri May 22, 2020 7:37 pm

I'm in!! I love a good treasure hunt
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Re: $35 Mechanical Field Watch Challenge

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Post by Sporkboy » Fri May 22, 2020 8:49 pm

BostonCharlie wrote:I got hooked on this challenge and just spent a number of hours looking at candidates. I found some cool prospects, but I don't expect to throw my hat in the ring. So, [mention]Sporkboy[/mention], my question is: how about if I just post some links here to what I found? Might give folks some ideas.
Let’s not do that. I don’t want it to be too easy or too hard. You have some listings you’d like to share, so if anyone is struggling then they can contact you directly. I think that sounds fair.
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Re: $35 Mechanical Field Watch Challenge

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Post by WPybus » Fri May 22, 2020 11:23 pm

Gutted to wake up this morning and find I got ‘done’ on eBay for a 1940’s Peerex Hand winding beauty .... back to the drawing board!
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Re: $35 Mechanical Field Watch Challenge

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Post by Sporkboy » Sat May 23, 2020 9:52 am

WPybus wrote:Gutted to wake up this morning and find I got ‘done’ on eBay for a 1940’s Peerex Hand winding beauty .... back to the drawing board!
That will happen. I stopped after I won my BIN haggling and a Bulova that I was watching sold for about $26. I hope that someone in the contest won it since I am keen to see what is under the hood.
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Re: $35 Mechanical Field Watch Challenge

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Post by WPybus » Sat May 23, 2020 10:34 am

Sporkboy wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 9:52 am
WPybus wrote:Gutted to wake up this morning and find I got ‘done’ on eBay for a 1940’s Peerex Hand winding beauty .... back to the drawing board!
That will happen. I stopped after I won my BIN haggling and a Bulova that I was watching sold for about $26. I hope that someone in the contest won it since I am keen to see what is under the hood.
Luckily I cheered myself up when I made an offer that was over 50% less than the asking price and it was accepted.... standing by with horological tools in hand to investigate!!
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Re: $35 Mechanical Field Watch Challenge

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Post by cuica » Sat May 23, 2020 11:28 am

These challenges are very cool but what I'd really like to see is a MOT watch!
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Re: $35 Mechanical Field Watch Challenge

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Post by Sporkboy » Sat May 23, 2020 12:11 pm

cuica wrote:These challenges are very cool but what I'd really like to see is a MOT watch!
Like an MoT Watch Design Challenge?
Or maybe someone submitting an entry that has an MoT dial?
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