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Found a Pac-Man Nelsonic watch in the wild today...

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Anonymous
May 15, 2005 7:10:16 PM

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Set out to the flea today like I normally do on the weekend. Found some
miscellaneous items while there such as a GB Pocket for $5, a few
miscellaneous wristwatches worth some cash, and a stack of 2600
manuals. Set off for home and decided to take the scenic route, came
across a community yard sale. Went in this family's back yard to look
around, didn't see anything until it was time to go and then I saw a
watch that caught my eye. Picked it up and saw it was a Pac Man watch.
Didn't know its value but went ahead and gave the guy the $.25 he
wanted for it and set off for Rat Shack to buy watch batteries. Watch
worked, and I tried the watch game out, and it stunk, but what can you
expect from a 20+ year old game. Well, I just checked ebay and found
that the same watch I bought is in an auction currently at ~$300.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=...

Granted, I don't think my watch is in as good condition as this watch,
but the watch is near mint except the battery cover which has seen
better days, it's one of the ones that you remove with a penny, and
someone has gotten overzealous trying to remove it, which is
unfortunate, because it would be a perfect specimen. I'm going to try
to find a similar watch to buy cheap just for the cover, but I thought
this was a find worth bragging about.

Also: PING CHUCK WHITLEY
May 16, 2005 12:59:15 PM

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"Carey85" <carey_85@adelphia.net> wrote in message
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> Set out to the flea today like I normally do on the weekend. Found some
> miscellaneous items while there such as a GB Pocket for $5, a few
> miscellaneous wristwatches worth some cash, and a stack of 2600
> manuals. Set off for home and decided to take the scenic route, came
> across a community yard sale. Went in this family's back yard to look
> around, didn't see anything until it was time to go and then I saw a
> watch that caught my eye. Picked it up and saw it was a Pac Man watch.
> Didn't know its value but went ahead and gave the guy the $.25 he
> wanted for it and set off for Rat Shack to buy watch batteries. Watch
> worked, and I tried the watch game out, and it stunk, but what can you
> expect from a 20+ year old game. Well, I just checked ebay and found
> that the same watch I bought is in an auction currently at ~$300.
>
> http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=...
>
> Granted, I don't think my watch is in as good condition as this watch,
> but the watch is near mint except the battery cover which has seen
> better days, it's one of the ones that you remove with a penny, and
> someone has gotten overzealous trying to remove it, which is
> unfortunate, because it would be a perfect specimen. I'm going to try
> to find a similar watch to buy cheap just for the cover, but I thought
> this was a find worth bragging about.
>
> Also: PING CHUCK WHITLEY
>

Nice, I'd love to find one of those for my pacman memorabilia collection.
Anonymous
May 16, 2005 12:59:16 PM

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"John" <junk@junk.com> wrote in message
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>
> "Carey85" <carey_85@adelphia.net> wrote in message
> news:1116195015.969788.183040@g44g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> > Set out to the flea today like I normally do on the weekend. Found some
> > miscellaneous items while there such as a GB Pocket for $5, a few
> > miscellaneous wristwatches worth some cash, and a stack of 2600
> > manuals. Set off for home and decided to take the scenic route, came
> > across a community yard sale. Went in this family's back yard to look
> > around, didn't see anything until it was time to go and then I saw a
> > watch that caught my eye. Picked it up and saw it was a Pac Man watch.
> > Didn't know its value but went ahead and gave the guy the $.25 he
> > wanted for it and set off for Rat Shack to buy watch batteries. Watch
> > worked, and I tried the watch game out, and it stunk, but what can you
> > expect from a 20+ year old game. Well, I just checked ebay and found
> > that the same watch I bought is in an auction currently at ~$300.
> >
> >
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=...
> >
> > Granted, I don't think my watch is in as good condition as this watch,
> > but the watch is near mint except the battery cover which has seen
> > better days, it's one of the ones that you remove with a penny, and
> > someone has gotten overzealous trying to remove it, which is
> > unfortunate, because it would be a perfect specimen. I'm going to try
> > to find a similar watch to buy cheap just for the cover, but I thought
> > this was a find worth bragging about.
> >
> > Also: PING CHUCK WHITLEY
> >
>
> Nice, I'd love to find one of those for my pacman memorabilia collection.
>

Even better, I'd like to have newbie bidders bidding mine up to $300. :) 

Dane.
May 16, 2005 8:26:32 PM

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"Dane L. Galden" <chigroup(at)ix.netcom.comCHANGE(at)TO@> wrote in message
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> "John" <junk@junk.com> wrote in message
> news:D 68k83$5l9$1@perki.connect.com.au...
>>
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>> >
>> >
> http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=...
>> >
>> > Granted, I don't think my watch is in as good condition as this watch,
>> > but the watch is near mint except the battery cover which has seen
>> > better days, it's one of the ones that you remove with a penny, and
>> > someone has gotten overzealous trying to remove it, which is
>> > unfortunate, because it would be a perfect specimen. I'm going to try
>> > to find a similar watch to buy cheap just for the cover, but I thought
>> > this was a find worth bragging about.
>> >
>> > Also: PING CHUCK WHITLEY
>> >
>>
>> Nice, I'd love to find one of those for my pacman memorabilia collection.
>>
>
> Even better, I'd like to have newbie bidders bidding mine up to $300. :) 
>

If that's Hong Kong dollars, I'll take it!
!