I LOVE vintage jewelry. Especially timepieces. If money was no object, I would probably collect watches. I thought for a minute (no pun intended!….OK, yes it was) that I was collecting them but thanks to minimizing, I both curbed the desire to accumulate more and purged some of the ones I had. But not before this little beauty was added:
Absolute love. I found it on Ebay last year. Paid a fair price for a watch that was “keeping time”. It wasn’t. I was able to take it to a Time Wizard and he got it all back into precise movement. Merci! A beautiful, art deco, 14K gold, Gruen timepiece for well under $200 (including purchase price and getting it fixed). An investment I will wear for a long time (yes, of course…pun intended).
Ebay and Etsy are great places to find the most amazing vintage watches. Just be prepared that you may not get exactly what you pay for. Thankfully, in this case, this one could be repaired.