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#1

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


#2

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


#3

Yes me too have dead watches somewhere stuffed in a drawer

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


#4

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


#5
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.


#6

Trevor,

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

MaryLou


#7

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


#8
    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.