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    I am a newbie with a limited budget who is looking for an affordable vintage watch in working condition. Bracelet/strap is optional, I can provide that if necessary - of course if one is not provided, I would need something fairly standard in size and attachment type.

    Here is the basic criteria I am looking for:

    -- manufactured prior to 1970 or so - may be somewhat flexible on this
    -- working condition and keeps reasonably good time, enough that I could wear it occasionally and put it on in the morning without being too concerned about it losing or gaining a big chunk of time before I took it off that evening - not looking for something for daily wear, just occasionally
    -- reasonable aesthetics, intact crystal with no cracks, I'm not expecting perfection by any means

    I'm flexible, but again, on a limited budget. In my very limited experience so far, I was thinking maybe something like a common 1960s Gruen Precision, for example? But not locked into that.

    Thanks for any and all replies and items to consider. I know this is a much different WTB post than normally seen here.
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    Dont be afraid to look for automatics from the 60's - '80's too. Many of them are very good value and no more difficult to maintain than a manual wind-up watch from the earlier years.
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    Very many choices available. What price range?

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    Right now as a beginner on a limited budget, I'm probably looking for something around $100, more or less. Less is better!

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    Very many choices available. What price range?

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