|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.