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Dear All,

Wanted to post some of my new flea market finds. These were picked up before Coronavirus engulfed the world in chaos but did not find the time to post it. Hope everyone is indoor and safe.
First are a couple of Seiko 6119 watches. Both were nonrunners but looked promising below their scratched crystals. Both had non polished cases which were quite crisp. I got both for below $40/- .
This one had an original Seiko bracelet in good condition.

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Next is also a 6119 , head only. This had great case with original finish and little wear. It is a large watch and looked great under a scratched crystal.
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These watches have since been restored and are keeping great time.

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Next is a Seiko vintage LCD which I found for a modest $2/-. It is also a non runner but has a great case and a full length original good condition bracelet. Would love to get this working but do not know where to start. Would original modules or screens be available if defective ? Looks like it has acid damage but have not tested it with a new battery yet.

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Thanks for watching this rather long post. All comments welcome.
Please stay safe.
JaRe.
 

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I love hunting round flea markets, boot/yard sales etc.

Much harder to find stuff nowadays but I guess my best finds were a 1946 IWC and a really unusual Omega for £3 each which I still have. Although I did find a Precista military for a £1 that I sold later for £500.

Unfortunately Coronavirus has put paid to my expeditions. 😕
 

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Love the 6119s. I have several that will be my first foray into watch servicing after my 7s movement experiments.


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Well done! I need to get back to my roots of hunting at yard / estate sales, but Corona is messing that up. Also, I typically sleep in on weekends, but the early bird gets the worm! The bracelet alone on the digital is probably worth $30 - if I were you I would just start hunting eBay for a replacement movement. It'll pop up if you are patient - in the meantime I would take it apart and clean the crap out of it. I found that a standard jewelry cleaner will knock off most of the DNA. :) The others cleaned up nicely!
 

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Why you like collecting junk watches?!?


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Some Seiko enthusiasts look at it more like rescuing a watch, and find great satisfaction in bringing it to its former glory. A much more rewarding part of the hobby than pulling a trigger on a brand new Sumo or Samurai.

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I agree with Scubarob99. That is the best part of the hobby.
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