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Restoring And Repairing Affordable Watches

Affordable watches that require work especially ones that may not have a particularly high resale value can present a problem, you may find yourself in the situation of not being sure if your cash is better spent on a new watch. I have been in this situation recently with three watches, one was an Rotary quartz watch given to me in 1998, another was the best bargain eBay find I have had so far – a Citizen quartz watch for £1.20 – and the third was a pocket watch my father asked me to enquire about.

All of these watches required work of varying degrees (some found to be far worse than previously thought) and all presented different associated costs and decisions about the value of any repairs. I thought I would write a short blog post about these decisions and the reasons behind my choices and why cost is not always the primary deciding factor.

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An unexpected spark that starts a fire

For many years I had not really given much thought to the watch on my wrist, it had been the same one for some time and my only real consideration had been how accurate it was.  The watch in question was radio-controlled and I would enjoy knowing that it was always precise in its time keeping and if it did drift it would be corrected, automatically.  The perfect functional timepiece.    So there it sat on my wrist day to day, always working, fulfilling its function whilst I did not give it a second thought.   

But one day something occurred which made me actually sit down and start thinking about watches again.

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