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Been looking for one these for a while. I owned one in the 70s, and when it arrived it was meeting up with an old friend. Timex oversized hand wind, made in 1975. This one is close to mint, and working well. It comes in at 43mm, although still has an 18mm lug width. Watches of that day were normally around 38mm.

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Is that cool?! Or what Mrs. Wiggles?!! 馃槑(y) Can see why you have
been after one of these, and it has to be just THE best returning one
back to the collection.

Really must be like seeing an old friend again ! Can't get enough of
the UFO-like case, but then mix of fantastic angles, and finishes. 馃憖
It has such a beautiful dial too with the sunray effect, and extra cool
markers, and hands also ! ..What a find MW !

Enjoy, and BIG congrats !!!
 

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Is that cool?! Or what Mrs. Wiggles?!! 馃槑(y) Can see why you have
been after one of these, and it has to be just THE best returning one
back to the collection.

Really must be like seeing an old friend again ! Can't get enough of
the UFO-like case, but then mix of fantastic angles, and finishes. 馃憖
It has such a beautiful dial too with the sunray effect, and extra cool
markers, and hands also ! ..What a find MW !

Enjoy, and BIG congrats !!!
Update. Whilst the second hand is moving freely, the minute hand moves one minute in ten. Damn, it's going back :cautious:
 

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Update. Whilst the second hand is moving freely, the minute hand moves one minute in ten. Damn, it's going back :cautious:
That is disappointing Mrs. Wiggles, but sounds like it is for the
best. You don't know how much something like that might cost
to get repaired. (y) You are making the right choice. ..Sorry
about it though.
 

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That is disappointing Mrs. Wiggles, but sounds like it is for the
best. You don't know how much something like that might cost
to get repaired. (y) You are making the right choice. ..Sorry
about it though.
With the money I am getting back I just won this on eBay. The watch is 40mm and even has sapphire crystal and ceramic bezel. Don't know if I am keeping it yet, but brand new for 拢12.50 ($15) can't be bad
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With the money I am getting back I just won this on eBay. The watch is 40mm and even has sapphire crystal and ceramic bezel. Don't know if I am keeping it yet, but brand new for 拢12.50 ($15) can't be bad
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Oh wow, how can you go wrong with that MW?!

Seriously looks amazing with the sterile dial, as well as terrific
looking strap it has on it. Very nice ! 馃檪 Actually, the strap alone
looks like it should be $15. Some incredible bang for the buck
looks to be on the way to you !
 

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With the money I am getting back I just won this on eBay. The watch is 40mm and even has sapphire crystal and ceramic bezel. Don't know if I am keeping it yet, but brand new for 拢12.50 ($15) can't be bad
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The watch pictured was $15? With ceramic bezel insert and sapphire crystal... I'm imagining child slavery or a team of trained chimpanzees at this point. Please don't tell me it's an automatic.
 

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The watch pictured was $15? With ceramic bezel insert and sapphire crystal... I'm imagining child slavery or a team of trained chimpanzees at this point. Please don't tell me it's an automatic.
Yep, it's probably a Seagull movement, which is an ETA clone. I have had this movement in a few watches, and it has proven to be quite accurate and very reliable. Oh, it's also made with a 316L stainless steel, and believe it or not the finishing is excellent. I would very much suspect the watch will be made using child labour, but if you take the labour away from the child, mum and dad will probably starve. It's not a nice world we live in. Anyway, when it arrives it will be going straight on eBay for 拢59.
 

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Yep, it's probably a Seagull movement, which is an ETA clone. I have had this movement in a few watches, and it has proven to be quite accurate and very reliable. Oh, it's also made with a 316L stainless steel, and believe it or not the finishing is excellent. I would very much suspect the watch will be made using child labour, but if you take the labour away from the child, mum and dad will probably starve. It's not a nice world we live in. Anyway, when it arrives it will be going straight on eBay for 拢59.
I too have been impressed with the Seagull movements, they're even nice to look at.
 

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I too have been impressed with the Seagull movements, they're even nice to look at.
Well my 拢12.50 watch arrived today. It's crazy, the strap is worth what I paid for the watch. Not only has the bezel got a ceramic inlay, it moves and feels like a bezel off of a luxury brand watch, with no back play at all. It hacks and hand winds, and up to now is keeping good time. I have tested the crystal, and it shows up at one bar, which indicates it's probably sapphire coated mineral.
 

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STOP PRESS STOP PRESS STOP PRESS
Your never going to guess. I was browsing eBay last week and noticed the watch in question was back on. I emailed the seller and asked if the fault had been sorted, and he assured me that it was. I bid on the watch and won it again. It arrived today, and at present all appears well. I have just ordered a a brown bund strap for it, and will post a picture when it arrives
 

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Wait, so you ended up getting the both of them Mrs. Wiggles? 馃樀馃樀
I was so happy when you were looking forward to the amazing
Timex. But then really disappointed when it had to be sent back.
However, now you actually have that watch back, AND have the
new $15 phenom too?!! 馃く(y) Well that is THE best, and one
terrific ending to the story.

A giant double dueling congrats here MW !!!
 

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Wait, so you ended up getting the both of them Mrs. Wiggles? 馃樀馃樀
I was so happy when you were looking forward to the amazing
Timex. But then really disappointed when it had to be sent back.
However, now you actually have that watch back, AND have the
new $15 phenom too?!! 馃く(y) Well that is THE best, and one
terrific ending to the story.

A giant double dueling congrats here MW !!!
At approximately 8pm it started it's old tricks again. Whilst the second hand continued to move, the minute hand kept stopping. It's gone back again, and I'm drawing a line under the whole thing
 

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At approximately 8pm it started it's old tricks again. Whilst the second hand continued to move, the minute hand kept stopping. It's gone back again, and I'm drawing a line under the whole thing
Was really hoping things would work out this time around Mrs. Wiggles.
However, it's sounds like that Timex just isn't meant to be in the collection. 馃檨

Hey, but you never know, another one is likely to pop up at some point.
Who knows, it could be the same one, or even another variation you like
just as much. Until then hope you are really enjoying that other beauty ! (y)
 
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