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Offline szabgab

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Old Astro for parts?
« on: October 22, 2012, 10:13:14 am »
Hi all,

I saw this one on the bay 300798156604.

I know, it is from an Indian vendor (-1 point) it looks ugly and polished (-1 point) the hands are... well most likely made out of tin foil, the back of the watch is probably unoriginal as is the crown and sports a fugly leather strap (I suppose all of these -100 points). Now, according to the seller the dial is original (and blue) and the movement works OK. What would you think, how much is some pile of junk with a 'good' dial and a 25j movement is worth? (To be honest, I would need only the movement, or part of it).

Thank you guys,

Gabriel

P.s.: and one that had a possible astro past 230776158559 ;)

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Re: Old Astro for parts?
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2012, 10:57:21 am »
I would think that you can expect to pay about $50 for a Zodiac movement through a donor watch. But someone else may think that watch is worth a lot more than that. (Or at least the seller will!!)

In Sept. I got lucky and only paid $38, delivered, for a cal. 72 in a beat to shit, faded dial, very worn gold plated Corsair with an aftermarket crown and a cracked crystal.

It is what it is. The prices of Zodiacs, even the obviously shot models (your first #) or ones that are not original (your second #) seem to be bringing prices that astound even I.
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Re: Old Astro for parts?
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2012, 11:20:01 am »
Hi Butch, thanks for the swift reply. Looking at the movement, do you think it is in any good shape? The cogs are of strange colour...

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Re: Old Astro for parts?
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2012, 12:32:45 pm »
Sorry, not my area of expertise. I can see that it is a worn movement though, but most anything can be repaired.
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Re: Old Astro for parts?
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2012, 11:54:13 am »
Woa... at the end somebody must have thought this pile to be worth quite a lot (125 USD in fact). You were right Butch, people are crazy :)

 

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