Watch case head (new old stock)

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$1.43
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$1.43
+ $13.77 shipping
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Preparation takes 3-5 business days
Arrives from United Kingdom

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A never been used new old stock item.


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Preparation takes 3-5 business days
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If you are not happy with your watch just post it back to me on receiving it or within 3 days and I will refund the the price of the watch to you, providing it is in the same condition I sent it to you.


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VARIOUS VIEWS ON WHAT WATCH TO BUY

Why a Mechanical Watch?

Like all watches, a mechanical watch is a device for keeping time. However, what separates a mechanical watch from other types of watches is that it uses NO electric power. The history of mechanical watches dates back around 400 years, when they evolved from spring-powered clocks. In addition to their striking appearance and high style, mechanical watches are special because they use no electric or battery power. Instead, mechanical watches are powered by a mainspring, and can typically run for about 24-40 hours on one full wind. This removes the need to purchase and change batteries, and is an environmentally friendly way to power timepieces. The best reasons to choose a mechanical watch over a quartz watch are:

1. Environmentally Friendly

The very definition of a mechanical watch highlights its environmentally-friendly characteristic. A mechanical watch uses NO electrical power. Just imagine how many millions of batteries are needed each year to power other watches. Go Green with a mechanical watch.

2. All Natural

A mechanical watch is truly an ecological product. All the watch parts, with the exception of a rubber parts, are made of metal and minerals—completely natural materials.

3. Distinct Durability

One of the best characteristics of this type of watch is its durability. Mechanical watches can be passed down from generation to generation. Each watch part is replaceable, and regular maintenance is suggested; however, overall this type of watch is known for its long-lasting quality.

4. Unparalleled style that is classic and never goes out of fashion.

5. Reliability that is gained from engineering and craft, a well made and maintained mechanical watch is a triumph of good time keeping that can be passed on down the generations. A mechanical watch can be maintained, serviced and repaired just like a classic car.


Why would I want a mechanical/automatic watch when quartz is more accurate?

Simple. Quartz is clearly better on accuracy. But there are many other advantages and pleasures from wristwatch ownership beyond just measures of precision levels that are beyond the notice of many people.

Frankly, quartz watches and many other technologies don't really do anything significant to better people's lives. People with quartz watches are no more reliably on time than people with mechanical ones. People driving cars with manual or automatic transmissions still get where they are going equally well. People still enjoy music about as much as they used to, even though CDs play it more clearly that tape or LPs did. You are not likely to have any smarter thoughts simply because you wrote them down with a computer than with an ink pen. You can easily spend as much time playing golf or football on an accurate computer simulation game as on a real playing field, but the experience is not any more fulfilling at the end of the day. And you can certainly do a lap around the lake faster in a speedboat than in a rowboat, but what have you really accomplished?

The newer technologies often gain a level of efficiency that makes them... uninteresting. In many cases, the older ways and technologies were more than sufficient, and it is their minor failings that give variety and character to doing things that way. With the older ways, you usually have to be more aware of details, understand more of what you are doing, and take more time being involved in the process. That greater interaction makes the process more personal and enjoyable for some people.

With the newer ways, you can be pretty assured your quartz watch is on the right time, your car's automatic transmission won't miss downshift on the way home, your CD will play exactly the same as it did yesterday, your computer will catch and correct your typos and misspellings, your video game won't stop in the middle because of rain or a player injured in a tackle, and you certainly won't be bothered seeing much of the detail and wildlife on the lake at high speed from your motorboat. How boring.

Mechanical watch enthusiasts often compare the movements, the finishing, the level of adjustment, types of certifications, performance under different circumstances and other esoteric measures of mechanical timepieces.

Quartz watch enthusiasts compare... mostly accuracy measures.

So if efficiency is your main desire, then quartz is for you. If you are tired of efficiency and want something interesting instead, try a mechanical watch.

Many people choose to have a collection of various watches and will wear the appropriate one they feel is correct for the purpose in mind. I am open to any offers for the watches displayed if you want to add to your collection or just want something different.