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I don't know if anyone else here does it or not, but every so often I'll hit up the local pawn shops for good deals. Today was one of those days. :)

With it being an off-day from my work, I decided to go motorcycle riding and hit my usual haunts; I'm glad I did, because when I stopped at the shop, there was a big sign on the outside wall that read 'Going Out of Business,' which for me translated out to 'we want this crap GONE.'

Walking in, it was obvious that quite a bit of stuff was already sold off. Looking in the jewelry counter however, I found a few el-cheapo watches ($10 Walmart specials mostly, along with a Rolex that had a dubious feel about it) but stuck in the back of the cabinet behind the "Rolex" were these two pieces that I picked up for $20 total...



An Invicta Speedway model 9211 (The older model 9211 with the Miyota OS20 and functioning Tachymeter, unlike the current POS 9211) and a vintage Seiko Sports Quartz, circa 1979. :D Truth be told, I had no intentions of purchasing another watch for a while since I just recently completed my Amphibia build a few days ago. What sealed the deal for me though was when the pawnbroker flat-out told me that he'll sell me any watch out of the case for $10 a pop and even install fresh batteries in them both. I figured they're worth the money I paid. :D
 

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Is that incredible or what?! :clapping-hands-abov Holy cow Vostok !!! TWO watches for $10?! :smileyface_hand_claThat might be the best deal have ever heard ! Boy oh boy, can imagine your reaction when you were told the price. ..Now you have two nice watches that you really won't have to worry about. They can act as the perfect beaters, or be worn to special occasions ! Unbelievable VG ! Enjoy these two, and dual, dueling congratulations to you !!
 

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Is that incredible or what?! :clapping-hands-abov Holy cow Vostok !!! TWO watches for $10?! :smileyface_hand_claThat might be the best deal have ever heard ! Boy oh boy, can imagine your reaction when you were told the price. ..Now you have two nice watches that you really won't have to worry about. They can act as the perfect beaters, or be worn to special occasions ! Unbelievable VG ! Enjoy these two, and dual, dueling congratulations to you !!
Thank you, my friend! Admittedly, the Speedway alone was worth the money spent, as its getting harder and harder to find the Miyota OS20 version. That movement made it arguably the best Daytona homage out there, and since the Daytona is out of reach for many of us working joes, it makes the Speedway that much more desirable from a collectors standpoint. The newer version has a completely different movement in it and lacks the tachymeter function, yet uses the same case with the tachymeter units bezel. That makes it more or less useless for anything but make-believe and is yet another testament to how Invicta is screwing their customers. The Seiko definitely was worth the money, as its a vintage piece that I haven't seen in 30 years, not to mention it's got that old 70s feel to it. :) These won't be used for beaters though; I've got digital watches for those!
 

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I don't know if anyone else here does it or not, but every so often I'll hit up the local pawn shops for good deals. Today was one of those days. :)

With it being an off-day from my work, I decided to go motorcycle riding and hit my usual haunts; I'm glad I did, because when I stopped at the shop, there was a big sign on the outside wall that read 'Going Out of Business,' which for me translated out to 'we want this crap GONE.'

Walking in, it was obvious that quite a bit of stuff was already sold off. Looking in the jewelry counter however, I found a few el-cheapo watches ($10 Walmart specials mostly, along with a Rolex that had a dubious feel about it) but stuck in the back of the cabinet behind the "Rolex" were these two pieces that I picked up for $20 total...



An Invicta Speedway model 9211 (The older model 9211 with the Miyota OS20 and functioning Tachymeter, unlike the current POS 9211) and a vintage Seiko Sports Quartz, circa 1979. :D Truth be told, I had no intentions of purchasing another watch for a while since I just recently completed my Amphibia build a few days ago. What sealed the deal for me though was when the pawnbroker flat-out told me that he'll sell me any watch out of the case for $10 a pop and even install fresh batteries in them both. I figured they're worth the money I paid. :D
Dude, depending on what you want for it, I'll buy that Invicta speedway from you right now. I'm as serious as a heart attack.

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Outstanding! Two nice working watches for twenty bucks with a fresh batteries is a major steal. That Speedway is easily worth twice what you paid for the both of them by itself alone. Congrats and thanks for sharing them with us. :smile-thumb2:
 

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Dude, depending on what you want for it, I'll buy that Invicta speedway from you right now. I'm as serious as a heart attack.

Thank you for the offer, but this one has been on my radar for a while now, so I've gotta decline. If I ever decide to sell it though, I'll keep you in mind. :)

Great deal, and I love that old Seiko.

Looks like it probably has the 7546 quartz movement in it based on the age.
It does indeed have the 7546! I don't know if it's ever been serviced or not, but it's chugging along like a champ. Funny thing is that I wasn't much of a quartz fan up until I got my Bulova... Now I have three, and I'm already looking at another. :)

Outstanding! Two nice working watches for twenty bucks with a fresh batteries is a major steal. That Speedway is easily worth twice what you paid for the both of them by itself alone. Congrats and thanks for sharing them with us. :smile-thumb2:
EXACTLY! The Speedway has always been a favorite of mine, but finding one with the right movement in it is becoming more and more difficult. Initially, I was thinking it was the newer model 9211, but when I saw that sub-dial at 6 with the hand sitting on the 50 second mark, I knew what I had found. :D The pricing though made it even better!
 

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Thank you, my friend! Admittedly, the Speedway alone was worth the money spent, as its getting harder and harder to find the Miyota OS20 version. That movement made it arguably the best Daytona homage out there, and since the Daytona is out of reach for many of us working joes, it makes the Speedway that much more desirable from a collectors standpoint. The newer version has a completely different movement in it and lacks the tachymeter function, yet uses the same case with the tachymeter units bezel. That makes it more or less useless for anything but make-believe and is yet another testament to how Invicta is screwing their customers. The Seiko definitely was worth the money, as its a vintage piece that I haven't seen in 30 years, not to mention it's got that old 70s feel to it. :) These won't be used for beaters though; I've got digital watches for those!
You got it Vostok ! :thumb: Thank YOU for all of the info on these two as well. Defintely are two winners, and have to agree, wouldn't use them as beaters either. They are too nice, and too cool !! :cool: :cool: Amazing find, along with gets. Hope you keep on enjoying them !
 
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