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  1. wbaileyii Apr 9, 2021

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    A couple of weeks ago my wife took me with her while she went thrift store exploring. I made the best of it and actually found a Universal Geneve in a pile of costume jewelry and paid a whopping $3.00 dollars for it. The crystal was broken and it wasn't working.
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    After a couple (OK four) wrong crystal replacements, I finally found the correct one and did a quick movement cleaning and now she both works and looks good! Needs a better strap (preferably black) and she's ready to go out on the town!
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  2. JwRosenthal Apr 9, 2021

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    These are the best kinds of finds! Congrats and enjoy!
     
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  3. wbaileyii Apr 11, 2021

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    I got the black strap/band on it and I think it looks pretty good.
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  4. Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Apr 11, 2021

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    Cal 263? Screw or snap back? 34mm? Looks like an Outdoorsman.
     
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  5. wagudc Apr 11, 2021

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    Great find, good looking watch for 3 bucks! I think every collection needs an old patina-ed watch like this. I prefer the brown to the black strap, but you wear it how you like it!
     
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  6. bgrisso Apr 11, 2021

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    a good rule of thumb on these is cal 263 have “no tail” seconds hand, and cal 267 have tails
     
  7. wbaileyii Apr 12, 2021

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    267. Screw back with Magnetism shield. I believe it is an Outdoorsman as well, but I'm no expert.
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  8. Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Apr 12, 2021

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    Hell of a deal for 3 bucks!
     
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  9. berrychlossom Apr 13, 2021

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    @wbaileyii I'll give you $6, that's 100% profit!
     
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  10. JulianK Apr 15, 2021

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    Great find! Wish thrift stores were open up here in Canada.