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Posted 2 years ago

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pw-collector
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One more before the baseball game starts.
This is a Westclox Zodiak Time dollar watch.
It is dated 4 - 70 (April 1970)
Thanks for looking,
Dave

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  1. pw-collector pw-collector, 2 years ago
    Thanks BELLIN68 & officialfuel for the appreciation.
    Dave
  2. pw-collector pw-collector, 2 years ago
    Thanks blunderbuss2, Kerry & musikchoo for the appreciation.
    Dave
  3. Fishwhacker, 2 years ago
    I'll never get the dollar watch collecting thing, but I guess it is a nice piece considering.
  4. kerry10456 kerry10456, 2 years ago
    @ Fishwhacker, I can't help noticing you have several comments, but no postings. Do you have a modest or large collection of watch treasures? I collect cheapies, most of which didn't sell for more than $8.00 new. Most of which have a simple "pin-lever" movement and no jewels. But in their defense, several of those "cheapies" will fetch around $800 and up, some won't. In prospective that around 1000% increase in their value. Example to this: In 1933, at the Chicago's World Fair, a Mickey wristwatch sold for $2.95, and one of the poorer quality examples of one today will bring $400, and a MIB example has brought approx $6000. So the quality of the movement doesn't always determine the collectability of a piece.Some collectors have different taste and desires. I might not agree with some things people collect, but that's life. Will be looking forward to some of your treasures. Respectfully, Kerry
  5. pw-collector pw-collector, 2 years ago
    Thanks Kevin for the appreciation.
    Dave
  6. kerry10456 kerry10456, 2 years ago
    Dave, sorry for "Soap-boxing" on your posting, but thought it needed to be said. Kerry
  7. pw-collector pw-collector, 2 years ago
    Fishwacker,
    The dollar watch industry was a very innovative part of our countries industrial achievements. The dollar watch industry delivered a product that almost every American could afford and they were able to do it in mass production.
    The variety of dollar watches are almost endless. Dollar watch companies that come to mind are:
    The Ansonia Clock Co.
    The Auburndale Watch Co.
    The Bannatyne Watch Co.
    The E. Ingraham Co.
    Robert H. Ingersoll & Bro.
    International Watch Co.
    Knickerbocker Watch Co. (considered a dollar watch by some collectors)
    Manhatten Watch Co. (considered a dollar watch by some collectors)
    New Haven Clock Co.
    New Haven Clock & Watch Co.
    New York Watch Co.
    New York City Watch Co.
    United Clock Co.
    Western Clock Co.
    Westclox
    In some of these makers are many types and variations that would be a challenge to find one of each.
    I know these do not appeal to all watch collectors, in fact probably only to a few, which I am one of . I enjoy seeing all pocket watches, non-jeweled, jeweled, low-grade & high-grade.
    I'm looking forward to seeing your watch collection or anything else you collect. My interest are numerous, and I enjoy looking at all collections even if they are not part of my special interest. Please share your interest with the rest of us and thanks for stopping by on a couple of my postings.
    Dave
  8. pw-collector pw-collector, 2 years ago
    Thanks thisoldwatch for the appreciation.
    Dave
  9. pw-collector pw-collector, 2 years ago
    Thanks toolate2 for the appreciation.
    Dave
  10. Fishwhacker, 2 years ago
    It certainly is one of the most handsome dollar watches I have seen. I did not realize the widespride history of that dollar watch, thanks for the history lesson. I primarily collect old american watches, but recently my collection has been going european, I've added two fusees to it over the past few days, the first I've owned. While we may not collect the same style of watches, the passion of collecting still applies and is something I can appreciate.

    Thanks for sharing
  11. pw-collector pw-collector, 2 years ago
    Fishwhacker,
    I'm glad I was able to give a little information to you about the collecting of dollar watches. I suggest you don't start buying them unless you are ready to get "hooked" on a very addictive part of watch collecting. Seriously, I have had a lot of fun searching for the not so common ones.
    I also collect mostly American made pocket watches, but have added a few, very few European watches. I will be posting a lot more over time, so I hope you will check in once in awhile.
    Thanks for the note of appreciation.
    Dave
  12. pw-collector pw-collector, 1 year ago
    Thanks pops52 for the appreciation.
    Dave
  13. pw-collector pw-collector, 1 year ago
    Thanks Kevin for the appreciation.
    Dave

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