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Seiko Moonphase chronograph for $50?

  1. CBM1590 Oct 31, 2023

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    Also includes another Seiko. Both are quartz. Both appear rough. Thanks!
     
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  2. Walrus Oct 31, 2023

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    IMO look around a bit I think you can find those moonphases at decent prices but if something catches your eye what the hec
     
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  3. Syzygy Oct 31, 2023

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  4. CBM1590 Oct 31, 2023

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    I’ve been following that one. Good advice there. I’m admittedly prone to taking things that many would consider too far gone and breathing life into them. Watches just seem to be my newest horizon that strikes my fancy to try.
     
  5. Dan S Oct 31, 2023

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    I'm not sure what question is being asked. It's plausibly legit, if that's the question, but not collectible, so you probably won't find much information about it without the reference number. Outdated quartz watches from the 80s and 90s don't generally have any particular value.
     
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  6. CBM1590 Oct 31, 2023

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    The lot also includes a Swiss Army, a Movado, and a Citizen divers 200 with depth marker. Gives me some watches to take apart, study, and put back together with little investment on my end. Therein lies the potential value if they are legit. So, to answer the question, I guess there wasn’t one except I thought those moon phases were a bit more expensive than that. :)
     
  7. Dan S Oct 31, 2023

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    I'm not sure what you hope to gain from taking quartz watches apart, but if you're just looking for watches, at my local thrift store, I can usually buy a bag of 10-20 watches for $20 or less. I guess some people buy those bags and put them up on eBay, a few at a time.
     
  8. CBM1590 Oct 31, 2023

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    If your point is that they aren’t autos, then your point is made…but isn’t the exchange of info and ideas one of the hallmarks of this forum?
     
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  9. Dan S Oct 31, 2023

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    The watches you showed aren't auto, or hand-winding, or even mechanical. They are battery operated quartz watches. What additional info are you looking for? If you like the watches and have some use for them, I don't think I'd worry about $50. But if you are hoping to learn something about mechanical watch movements by studying them, you will be disappointed. Maybe the others are mechanical?
     
  10. Scarecrow Boat Burt Macklin, FBI Oct 31, 2023

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    It is, but to be fair, this is a confusing thread. The only question you pose is in the title, but it isn’t very clear. You don’t add any info to the OP, outside of two pictures, a brief observation, and end with “thanks!”, which to me reads as if you are looking for information… If you are ultimately wondering if if $50 is a good value for this, well that is really for you to decide. It’s rough and I can’t believe it to be collectible. If it comes as a “lot” and you want to take them apart to experiment/learn, than I guess $50 is low risk.

    Outside of that, as there is very little to go off with this thread, what exchange of info/ideas are you wanting? What are you trying to achieve through this thread?

    Edit to add- if these aren’t working and you want to “breathe new life” into them and are wondering if $50 is worth it… as you note, these are quartz. If that’s the case, I would pass.
     
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  11. CBM1590 Oct 31, 2023

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    All valid. I was looking for “that’s a buy that is worth the money regardless”. I did do some digging on eBay to check comps. I’ll be more specific in the future.
     
  12. Aroxx Oct 31, 2023

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    This is the type of stuff that clutters up a junk drawer. Don't waste the time or money. I still think your best bet is to buy a 6497 clone practice movement for $30 now to get started. Meanwhile, you can keep hunting for a fully cased cheap practice watch. Popping the case back off a watch and looking at a quartz movement will not teach you anything. A simple manual winder is good to start because even the automatic works and a date add unnecessary complication when trying to learn the basics.

    Also, I thought of this because I have it open in another tab. Check this out if you haven't already seen it. https://ciechanow.ski/mechanical-watch/
     
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  13. Bruce235 Oct 31, 2023

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    Also old quartz watches are often just dead and can’t be fixed. They last 20-30 years sometimes longer but eventually just die.
     
  14. CBM1590 Nov 1, 2023

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    Incredibly informative website! Many thanks!