What vintage watches have you picked up for less than US$100?

I have fun experimenting and digging around trying to find unusual NOS vintage watches or very lightly used for incredibly low prices. These NOS references are ones that no one wanted and remained in the vault from the 1970s until someone decided to dump them on the market.

Here are a few that I've found in the past couple of years. Show us what nuggets you've found for less than US$100.

Lucerne Dress Watch - $26

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Lucerne Dress Watch - $22

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Lucerne Vintage Skin Diver - $75

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Festina Tank - $75

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Aureaus (Edox) Acapulco 202 - $90

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Rodelino - $90

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Butex Small Seconds - $95

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Adanac Rally Diver - $95

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BWC for 75€ - at the time, that was around $85 I think.

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Wow, that Adanac Rally Diver 🙌🤩!

I love Canada spelled backwards, it adds a level of coolness 🤓😎.

All of these I picked up for less than $100USD. I will confess...all of these where sold for a nice profit 😅.

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Out of all of them, I miss my Tissot SEASTAR 😊.

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SimplyVintageWatches

Wow, that Adanac Rally Diver 🙌🤩!

I love Canada spelled backwards, it adds a level of coolness 🤓😎.

All of these I picked up for less than $100USD. I will confess...all of these where sold for a nice profit 😅.

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Out of all of them, I miss my Tissot SEASTAR 😊.

I never clued in that it was Canada spelled backwards now I want to find one

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thatguy306

I never clued in that it was Canada spelled backwards now I want to find one

They mostly made military watches - they are part of Marathon - which is a much more familiar watch brand in the military watch space.

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ChronoGuy

They mostly made military watches - they are part of Marathon - which is a much more familiar watch brand in the military watch space.

I did a little googling after I saw it nice find for under $100

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Been having some fun in the vintage digital watch market.

Seiko

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Citizen

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Texas Instruments

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And of course, Casio

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Candide3693

Been having some fun in the vintage digital watch market.

Seiko

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Citizen

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Texas Instruments

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And of course, Casio

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This is what I love about watch collecting - there are so many avenues to explore and it is something everyone can share in regardless of economic status.

It's great getting to see what each other is passionate about.

Thanks for contributing to the dialogue!

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SimplyVintageWatches

Wow, that Adanac Rally Diver 🙌🤩!

I love Canada spelled backwards, it adds a level of coolness 🤓😎.

All of these I picked up for less than $100USD. I will confess...all of these where sold for a nice profit 😅.

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Out of all of them, I miss my Tissot SEASTAR 😊.

If it's not a secret recipe from you 😁 where did you find an Omega Electronic for less than a 100?? Good catch! 💪🏻

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1950s Stowa with a manual wind caliber from Laco inside. The case is made out of laminated gold. It's a bit too small for me at 32mm, but I still like the numerals and case. Less than 100€, Ebay purchase from a German seller. 

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TheLeftyWatchNerd

If it's not a secret recipe from you 😁 where did you find an Omega Electronic for less than a 100?? Good catch! 💪🏻

I agree that's a fantastic find for less than 100. I picked up a mint constellation from a dealer in Albania, but it cost me $400. I thought I was getting an amazing deal, yours is beyond better.

I still love this one though - it's good fun to listen to the humming of the tuning fork.

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TheLeftyWatchNerd
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1950s Stowa with a manual wind caliber from Laco inside. The case is made out of laminated gold. It's a bit too small for me at 32mm, but I still like the numerals and case. Less than 100€, Ebay purchase from a German seller. 

Thanks for sharing - yes you can really find some great value in the sub 34mm range. Most are too small for my wrist, but I enjoy collecting them anyway. Nice pickup and great price for Stowa.

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Pete_NSOW
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That OSCO looks great - I found this item about OSCO on WUS:

"OSCO is Otto Schlund & Co. KG , wristwatches, Schwenningen (Black Forest), Germany. Osco Parat is one of their models (mail order, Walmart like stores). They went out of business under not so positive circumstances, but this is another story."

Apparently there are more OSCOs out there in NOS condition. I'll have to see if I can find one.

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ChronoGuy

I agree that's a fantastic find for less than 100. I picked up a mint constellation from a dealer in Albania, but it cost me $400. I thought I was getting an amazing deal, yours is beyond better.

I still love this one though - it's good fun to listen to the humming of the tuning fork.

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Beautiful 👌🏻

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ChronoGuy

Thanks for sharing - yes you can really find some great value in the sub 34mm range. Most are too small for my wrist, but I enjoy collecting them anyway. Nice pickup and great price for Stowa.

Thanks man!