What’s Your Greatest Thrift Store Score?

Tonight, after a friend and I stuffed ourselves silly with Enchiladas De Mole at our favorite local Mexican restaurant, we thought we’d complete the evening by stopping to peruse the wares at Savers thrift store — where once in a happy blue moon I come across something special. And tonight had me on its VIP list for just that!

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Behold, the Seiko QXH102BC chiming, dark brown solid oak Schoolhouse Clock with spun brass swinging pendulum! It has curved, convex glass crystal and selectable Westminster/Whittington chimes that activate every quarter hour. The chimes can be adjusted for volume and can be selected to chime always, during the day only, or can be turned off entirely!

This clock cost me only $10.99! I cleaned it up with some furniture polish, popped in a C Cell…and it came to life! It looks brand new! The best part is I looked it up and found that at Walmart it was sold on-line for $229.50! What a find! I’m over the moon!

What Is Your Greatest Thrift Store, Flea Market or Garage Sale Watch or Clock Find?

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What's the lug to lug on it?

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thekris

What's the lug to lug on it?

21” x 13” x 4”.

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Great find, bud! Twas meant for you. Cheers and enjoy! 🍻

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hakki501

Great find, bud! Twas meant for you. Cheers and enjoy! 🍻

Thanks my friend!

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What a great find Mate! it was meant to be🍻

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That is a really cool find at a fantastic price. Looks like you really hit the 🎰. I know you’ll enjoy it!

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Interesting find. Bit big for my wrist. 

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I got this at an estate sale.  It was day 3 and everything was half price.... $12.  

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CashKat88

What a great find Mate! it was meant to be🍻

It’s crazy what people give up! I mean…it looks brand new.

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wxboss

That is a really cool find at a fantastic price. Looks like you really hit the 🎰. I know you’ll enjoy it!

When it comes to thrift shops, every once in a while the stars align.

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mpower5266
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I got this at an estate sale.  It was day 3 and everything was half price.... $12.  

That’s nice! Have you dated the Bulova?

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DariusII

That’s nice! Have you dated the Bulova?

I was from the 60's.  I sold it to help fund my Black Bay 58 purchase.  

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What an awesome clock! My greatest flea market find was a NOS Avia (25€)

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TheLeftyWatchNerd

What an awesome clock! My greatest flea market find was a NOS Avia (25€)

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Dang!…that is sweet!

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I’d like to know more about the mole enchiladas!