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Unread 03-20-2005, 03:22 AM
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a few more that may or may not be listed (Maurice)?

1. parted out watches, recreated with mixed and matched up components

2. Those horrible dials repaired in England with opoxsy(spell?)

3. Getting first crack at a watch collection--many times the first in (forst chance) pays too much, esp if one does not know the market.
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Unread 03-20-2005, 04:01 PM
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how about this one?

Asking the wrong guy!
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Unread 07-07-2006, 02:32 PM
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this is a must reading for all watch collectors--the original PITFALLS!

As a collector and student of horology for nearly 50 years, many of my thoughts have been incorported over decades of thought and experience.

This was published by the nawcc!
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Unread 07-07-2006, 07:01 PM
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Thank you to chapter 149 for the great job on pitfalls. I gleaned much from this project!

I sure know where to go for watch help and knowledge.

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Unread 07-17-2006, 07:00 PM
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Barry,

More will be coming on the 149 message board under a diffwrent topic, Perials in Collecting--I wasn't allowed to use my pitfalls topic which I created 30 years ago before most of these boobs even knew watch a pocket watch was!

Of course there are always the malcontents and distractors but the point is to assist and help the new and unknowledgeable among the members. Nothing is worse than getting screwed and losing ones' money!
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Beware of ebay sellers who say "My great-grandpa worked for the railroad" or "This is my great-grandpa's watch that runs perfectly after sitting in a safe for 50 years".
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