Thrift store score

Saw this Fossil at a thrift store by me today, $25 bucks, solid feeling metal, pretty cool. The price was right, but still a gamble. Luckily I got it open easily and had a replacement battery sitting around. The chronograph seconds run in the 6 o'clock dial, measures up to half hour on the 9 o'clock dial. Seconds hand doesn't line up with seconds markers, eh okay. Resized it myself! 3 micro adjustment holes. The watch is a bit beat up, but thats okay, as that means I won't baby it. But I should keep in mind the O ring gasket isn't in best shape. It's big, but the nicely downturned lugs really makes it hug my wrist. Pushers are a little mushy, but they work. Maybe the bezel can be changed to new one, it's clearly scratched, but is this really a tachymeter if the orange seconds hand constantly runs? It's the only Fossil I've ever had, I see the brand is considered a fashion brand, but the Fossil watches I see people wearing look cool. 

Second thrift in 2 days. Yesterday I saw a "Rolex" so fake I almost bought it as a joke, but decided I'd rather save the 7 bucks. Also saw a Seiko 5 which was cool, but not my style. But the lady running the counter was impressed by it and decided to buy it for herself. There's was also a citizen eco drive, kinda field looking watch, but 75 bucks for a watch I only sorta like is too much and I'd rather let someone else enjoy it. 

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Bargain hunting for watches is half of the fun for me!

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It's still a tachymeter but you'll just have to wait until the second hand gets to twelve before you start measuring. I hear people saying that Fossil watches are crap and then others saying they've had one for decades and really rate them but for $25 it's probably right price for used Fossil and it looks good. 

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JDinAZ

Bargain hunting for watches is half of the fun for me!

For sure! I only have 1 watch I got for more than 100 bucks, but even then it was covered by a gift card. 

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You can't argue at 25 USD! Great find!👏

I never find anything when I go in places 🙁

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morganthedruid

It's still a tachymeter but you'll just have to wait until the second hand gets to twelve before you start measuring. I hear people saying that Fossil watches are crap and then others saying they've had one for decades and really rate them but for $25 it's probably right price for used Fossil and it looks good. 

At work I see some costumers wearing Fossil watches, one had a great looking gold chronograph by Fossil ("I have an embarrassing amount of watches, but this the one I wear."). If I paid more than I did, I might not like this watch as much as I do. 

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Deeperblue

You can't argue at 25 USD! Great find!👏

I never find anything when I go in places 🙁

It's always such a gamble, I couldn't wait to get home to see if the watch would revive! A smarter me would've held off tbh! But I couldn't resist the colors on this one.

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Good find.  I used to look down on Fossil watches but have been refurbing my son’s old Fossil chrono and even with a no-jewel Miyota quartz movement it keeps good time.  It will become my second work watch beside my Timex.