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[Source] Dead watches

Hello All,

I am looking for old (mechanical) watches --wrist watches, pocket
watches, small alarm clocks, whatever-- that have passed on. My
interest is in scavenging them for their internal parts so I
definitely want ones that are kaput. Smashed faces and/or trashed
casings are not a problem. In particular I don’t want to be trashing
ones that still have meaningful value to the repairs and refurbishment
market, if that can be avoided.

Can anyone recommend a good, reasonably priced, source for these dead
soldiers? I’d probably be interested in as many as 20 or 25 bodies,
more if the pricing was attractive.

Cheers,
Trevor F

Trevor,

Send me your address and I will send some of he dead ones that I
have. It might only be 4 or 5 but I suspect that you will get other
dead ones from other orchid members. We all have them somewhere in a
drawer.

Rodney
RC Gems

Yes me too have dead watches somewhere stuffed in a drawer

Teri
America’s Only cameo Artist
www.cameoartist.com

Trevor, an aquaintance of mine can supply as many dead watches as
you want.

Call Leslie Small
213-628-2738
607 S. Hill St Ste 241
L.A., CA 90014

David Barzilay
Lord of the Rings
607 S Hill St Ste 850
Los Angeles, CA 90014-1718
213-488-9157

Yes me too have dead watches somewhere stuffed in a drawer 

Hello Teri,

Thanks for writing. I’ll certainly take them off your hands if
you’re looking to clear out the drawer space. Of course I’d be happy
to pay you a modest fee for them and any shipping costs incurred to
send them my way. Please contact me off-line if you’d like to pursue
this.

Cheers,
Trevor F.

Trevor,

I was searching for old watch parts last month and found several
offerings on eBay priced very reasonably. Good luck!

MaryLou

S. Larose company sells watch parts by the bag full. Theye are
’sweeps’ from the floors of watch assembly factories, and parts that
have lost their pacages with part numbers. I paid something like 15
or 20 $ for a 4 oz bag, containing literally thousands of
miscellaneous gears, plates, etc… a few years ago.

Ed in Kokomo

    S. Larose company sells watch parts by the bag full. 

Hello Ed,

Many thanks for this. This could be exactly what I’m looking for.
FWIW, they are at http://www.slarose.com/

Cheers,
Trevor F.