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  • Love it OR List it...for TKite

    T,
    I thought I would shake things up a bit from the recent Love/List posts and give you something you might consider NOT listing.


    I submit for your consideration this 1970 Hot Wheels mystery watch:



    It has seen better days, but the dial and hands are in good shape.



    SWISS MADE MOVEMENT!...
    ...with one entire useless cap jewel and no adjustments (no, really?)



    It was a real beauty in its day. I wonder whether it came with any particular car, and what the straps looked like.



    Do you love it???

    PS. How many would you buy if they were still available new for $11?

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    I'm cracking up that the diver-style Swiss calendar watch above was less expensive than the Hot Wheels one.
    I think I have some of those vinyl straps, too.
    Last edited by Watch Carefully; 11-15-2019, 09:32 AM.

  • #2
    Gotta love that one
    TKite,
    Hydronaut

    I need a new watch

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    • #3
      Love it!

      Love the ad as well: "Budget Power can give your loved ones a Christmas to remember." Clearly from a bygone era.

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      • #4
        Very cool - thinking I might have had one of those back in the day.

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        • #5
          Love. I would definitely snap a few up for $11.
          Solve all your doubts through question mode.

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          • #6
            Hey, remember guys, things, including salaries, were much lower then. I went on active duty in Feb of 71 and was damn proud to be making $400 a month.

            George
            Cardigan American Princess Celeste says, "It's too quiet. You guys get up off your butts and start doing things."

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            • #7
              Originally posted by mosswood View Post
              Love it!

              Love the ad as well: "Budget Power can give your loved ones a Christmas to remember." Clearly from a bygone era.
              Apparently Budget Power was a local chain of hardware/department stores in Minneapolis/St. Paul...

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              • #8
                D*mn, Brad, and I thought it was a business thinking that customers should be responsible!

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                • #9
                  I located a replacement crown, installed it, and regulated the movement a bit.
                  If it weren't so darn tiny, I would be wearing this for the week!



                  Here's a video of the seconds disc in action:

                  http://www.fototime.com/1AFC031CC6430AD/convx264.mp4

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                  • #10
                    Very cool, Brad!

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