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Pay it Forward

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Post by Sporkboy » Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:51 am

Pay it Forward
WUS has an active Pay it forward (PIF) thread, and it has been a lot of fun. I figured we could do it better here.

The idea is that we all have watch stuff collecting dust that is too good to toss, but not valuable enough to sell. There are others on the forum that could put that stuff to a better use. The PIF Thread helps connect those with under appreciated stuff that are willing to give it to others that are in a different stage of their watch collecting journey.

All you do is list something here, offer to pay for shipping (or not, it’s your call) and send it to the first person to express interest. That person then posts something of theirs to pay forward.

You don’t have to claim something to post something and it is OK to claim something if you don’t have anything to post at the moment. The group here is exceedingly nice, so I don’t expect there to be any major problems.

Posters of items get to set any special terms (such as how shipping costs are handled and how to claim an item). Items can be anything watch related, tools, straps, watches, spare parts...

For reference/inspiration, you can find the WUS PIF thread here: https://forums.watchuseek.com/forum.ph ... cs/4912783

I will get things started.
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-I will pay for shipping within CONUS, if you want something shipped internationally and are willing to pay the difference, I am OK with that.
-You can only claim one item.
-PM me to claim.
-I only get to the post office every other week, so you may need to be patient.
-Since I am sending packages, I can also send some of my GShock/springbar adapter prototypes if you like (I know I still owe some to Wolfsatz).

Two watches that were given to me that I really tried to like, but I just don’t wear them.

1. Lucien Picard Moon Phase
All stainless, sapphire crystal, Ronda 706 movement, extra links. Just installed a new o-ring since it was missing. 40mm

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To me this is a strange watch with moonphase and a rotating bezel. It isn’t easy to read and good luck in telling the date at a glance. Still, it might be a fun mod project due to the case/crystal/movement. It could also just be a working movement for someone or because you need a moonphase in you life.

2. Skagen Dress Chronograph
Might be a ladies model. 37mm and fully functional.
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Not my style as I am more of a rough and tumble tool watch type. The strap is comfortable once you size it.

Share and enjoy!


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Post by ManOnTime » Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:56 am

Thanks for starting this. I hope to participate soon.
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Post by Bbrou33 » Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:36 am

I have some OEM Crystals that are just sitting in my drawer. They are for:
OEM Seiko SKX007
OEM Invicta 8926
OEM Orient Ray Raven II

Possibly will have one or two more in the near future but will post them here once available. I can take pics and post once I'm home from work today but wanted to add these to the thread.
Let me know if interested! All are in great condition
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Post by Wolfsatz » Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:27 pm

Awesome thread! Hope it gets popular!



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Post by TheJohnP » Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:57 pm

Let me know if anyone wants the external bezel and click spring wire (is that the right term?) that fits an Invicta 8926OB case.
Send me an PM and I can ship it out to you.

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Post by Sporkboy » Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:42 pm

Wolfsatz wrote:Awesome thread! Hope it gets popular!



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I hope it gets popular too. I worry that we may not have the critical mass required to get things really rolling. We may also not have enough newbies that would be interested in things the mid-level types have collecting dust.

The WUS thread took a while to get going, so maybe it will just take a little time.
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Post by Sporkboy » Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:00 pm

Vostok Amphibia that I got in a PIF on WUS. That included 2 Amphibias and this one didn’t click with my collection, so here it is.

Free shipping CONUS or you can pay the difference for global delivery. It may be a couple of weeks before I can get to the post office, so you will need patience.

First PM gets it.

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Lume isn’t so bad on this dial.
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Post by Sporkboy » Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:23 pm

Sporkboy wrote:Vostok Amphibia that I got in a PIF on WUS. That included 2 Amphibias and this one didn’t click with my collection, so here it is.

Free shipping CONUS or you can pay the difference for global delivery. It may be a couple of weeks before I can get to the post office, so you will need patience.

First PM gets it.

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Lume isn’t so bad on this dial.
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Post by ManOnTime » Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:36 pm

Since I claimed something, it's my turn to share something.

Timex Reef Gear from July 2004. Fresh battery within the last 6 months, and non-original strap as the original had broken.

I'll cover domestic USPS postage. International will have to pay the difference.

First to claim it via PM gets it.

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Post by ManOnTime » Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:19 pm

ManOnTime wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:36 pm
Since I claimed something, it's my turn to share something.

Timex Reef Gear from July 2004. Fresh battery within the last 6 months, and non-original strap as the original had broken.

I'll cover domestic USPS postage. International will have to pay the difference.

First to claim it via PM gets it.

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Claimed by [mention]Pachuco76[/mention]. Let's keep this rolling!
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Post by JoelBarrett » Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:03 pm

Cool idea even if not necessarily original. Imitation is the first step towards heroin. Oh wait, that’s either flattery or marijuana. Annnnywaaaay....



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Post by Robotaz » Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:07 pm

Once deal seeking merges with charity, this will collapse.


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Post by tennesseean_87 » Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:39 pm

Let me take a look in the parts drawer.


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Post by Pachuco76 » Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:53 pm

My turn... But watch head only. Sorry about that. It is an Invicta Specialty. Flame fusion crystal. Just installed a brand new battery so it’s good to go. First to PM me gets it. Shipping on me Conus only. International have to cover the difference.
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Post by Wolfsatz » Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:36 pm

Pachuco76 wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:53 pm
My turn... But watch head only. Sorry about that. It is an Invicta Specialty. Flame fusion crystal. Just installed a brand new battery so it’s good to go. First to PM me gets it. Shipping on me Conus only. International have to cover the difference.
Mr. Pachuco.. since no one has claim this one yet... I'll take it and see if I can do a simple mod with the bezel. Will try to make it a GMT ticker with a 12 hour bezel.
:arrow:... What time is it? :D
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