04-09-2013, 12:45 PM
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In high school I had a Westclox Pocket Ben pocket watch. I thought it'd be fun to get a basic pocket watch that keeps reasonably good time. I've seen some lovely pocket watches in the $200-300 range, but I don't want to spend any more than $100. What brands should I look for? Any brands $50 and under?

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 04-09-2013, 12:53 PM
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Interesting thread. I have two but, sadly, cannot help you. One is my father's Bar Mitzvah watch and is almost 88 years old (and still works). The other was a modern day gift so have no idea of the cost. I'll be interested to know if anyone has any knowledge about pocket watches.

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 04-09-2013, 01:00 PM
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(04-09-2013, 12:53 PM)freddy Wrote: Interesting thread. I have two but, sadly, cannot help you. One is my father's Bar Mitzvah watch and is almost 88 years old (and still works). The other was a modern day gift so have no idea of the cost. I'll be interested to know if anyone has any knowledge about pocket watches.

Is that 88yr old watch a Timex? Is it true they keep on ticking? I remember the commercials. I've had watches by timex and most of them kept ticking for a few years but never that long, mind you I'm no where near to 88 so that might have something to do with it...lol but still.

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 04-09-2013, 01:52 PM
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Fab, it's a Waltham.

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 04-09-2013, 02:15 PM
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(04-09-2013, 01:52 PM)freddy Wrote: Fab, it's a Waltham.

Quality stuff.

They sure don't make stuff like they used to. I comprehend the idea behind planned obsolescence but I do not understand it, meaning I do not agree with it.

Fab

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 04-09-2013, 02:26 PM
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I am sure like a lot of regular watches pocket watches for under $100 are probably made in China. Good luck in your searchSmile

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