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    Oh my, I shouldn't go to estate sales (Longines Ultra-Chron content)

    Few of us really *need* another watch, do we? I certainly don't, so I try to avoid estate sales, for fear of just that. Today, though, I found something very affordable that I have been longingly looking at for several years - a mid-'60s Longines with their 36,000 BPH movement. At the same sale I saw a 1950 Tiffany 18k sold gold chronograph (well out of my price range) so I guess this deceased person had a few nice watches!

    I know it's a bit on the dressy side for many of your tastes, but those of you who know me here, might remember that I have quite a fondness for vintage watches, and I am not allergic to gold (although I don't generally seek it out, it's just that good-condition non-gold vintage watches are really scarce.)

    So with no further ado, I introduce to you my new mid-'60s Longines Ultra-Chron







    Too many watches, not enough wrists.

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    Retro cool. I try to stay away from estate sales for this very reason.

    I don't need another watch, but I will BUY another watch given the chance.......
    "Either He's Dead, Or My Watch Has Stopped....."
    Groucho Marx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nokie View Post
    Retro cool. I try to stay away from estate sales for this very reason.

    I don't need another watch, but I will BUY another watch given the chance.......


    Yup, in my case at almost any opportunity, it seems, alas.
    Too many watches, not enough wrists.

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    Now thats a Longines! Beautiful!

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    Beautiful.

    I've never been to an estate sale though there are quite a few around here, lots of old family money. I know a few people that have walked away with phenomenal deals from them. Perhaps one day..

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    You lucky guy....it's absolutely gorgeous! Great find, congrats!


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    That's a real beauty. I must hit some estate sales one day, too.

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    love it what a find....do any of us NEED another watch...
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    Wow! What an excellent find. That looks like it's in amazing condition.

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    Great find! I need to start finding estate sales around here.

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