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Old 07-21-2010, 12:47 PM
 
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Hi, looking for a place in the city where I can get a restored/working old woman's watch. Someplace with good selection. Thanks.
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Old 07-21-2010, 05:29 PM
 
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Louis Martin Jewelers in Rockefeller Center has a great selection of vintage watches. But beware that they vastly inflate the prices of these vintage pieces, so be prepared to bargain. I personally think the best place to buy a vintage watch is on eBay. There is a ton of competition with many long-time collectors and established stores that sell there. The "refine search" feature once you are on the wristwatches page really helps to narrow down how many results you get.
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Old 07-21-2010, 05:45 PM
 
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Aaron Faber on 5th at 53rd is also a great shop for vintage timepieces, depending upon the type of watch you want. Some small shops like Marilyn's Diamonds on Johnson Avenue in Riverdale also have some vintage watches. With Aaron Faber, you can browse online, but for Marilyn's you would need to give them a call as they do not have a web presence.
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Old 07-21-2010, 05:58 PM
 
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I almost forgot--Central Watch Band Station in an out-of-the-way and sometimes hard-to-find area of Grand Central Station, the 45th street passage. It's a family-owned place and because it is in such a small area (it's more like a concession stand than a walk-in store!) their overhead is far less than the average watch store. They have a nice selction of vintage watches at realistic prices. The store is something of a NYC institution.

Central Watch - Straps,bands, watches and repairs (Don't go so much by the limited selection on the website. They are probably just showing the most expensive ones. They have a good selection of affordable vintage watches.)
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