|A 1930 Illinois Roslyn in the foreground
What can stretch your pocket book is the cost to have something serviced, especially if it requires hard to come by parts. My wife and I are fortunate that I can generally take apart, clean, oil, adjust and put a watch back together. But I digress.
|1928 Bulova Miss America
I've blogged about the 1928 Bulova Miss America above previously; it still remains one of the nicest in my wifes collection given the beautiful original enamal on the bezel. The Illinois Roslyn in the group above is a close second and is likely a bit rarer than the Bulova.
The Gruen above is the latest for my wife, a 2017 Christmas gift. I splurged a bit more than usual as the watch was serviced and ready to wear. You need to be careful when a watch you buy (especially online) is claimed to have been "serviced" unless you know the source you are buying from. I have generally been buying from reputable sellers when I am not looking for a project watch.
The Bulova and Waltham above round out some of the watches in my wife's collection. I have to many ladies project watches that I care to admit, so my wife's collection will continue to grow as I work on them.