Some people simply wish to purchase ONE watch at a
time. That's reasonable. You might see a watch that you like or
like one you had at one time. The watches here are mainly vintage
in that you won't see them in stores anymore. Production of
watches changed from Switzerland and the USA to Japan, the Far
East and China as technology changed from mechanical to quartz.
The quality standards changed too. Standards were high in
Switzerland and the USA and Japan. Good quality watches were also
made in the far east but quality in China changed over the years
as they took over most of the watch production business. Let me
give you an example.
Recently I was in a Giant Tiger Store in Canada
and they were having a sale on watches from China originally
priced at $10 and they were marked down to $6. They came in cases.
So when you do the math those watches were likely made for around
$1 or $2 each. Lets give them the benefit of the doubt and suggest
that they sold their watches to the retailer for approximately $4
each delivered. They used the cheapest possible parts and here is
the problem When the battery wears out after about one year the
cost to change the battery exceeds the selling price. So people
often toss their watches and buy new ones. You may think that that
is stupid but in fact China understands the market and they are
purposely selling millions of very inexpensive watches each year
because they know that after about one year they can sell you
another one! And since the watches all have quartz movements if
you replace the battery they will continue to work well for
This is why as a hobby and because we just like
watches we have started to recycle watches. The vintage watches
are actually a higher quality than they cheap watches you see
So here are some more watches available as single
sales. If you want more than one just email me because I can
reduce the shipping costs.