Friday, December 21, 2012

Undervalued Elegance, Helbros 17 Jewel Ladies Watch

 This is my Ladies Manual Wind Helbros 17 jewel wrist watch is one of the most elegant Ladies watches I have ever had the good fortune to acquire. It's in Near Perfect condition and runs beautifully and is also very comfortable to wear.

In this age of chunky, cheap watches this example hearkens back to a gentler time when women finished their daily toils to dress for dinner. I am no watch expert by any means, but I am sure this watch was made in the 1950s-1960s.

The elegant domed crystal is it's finest feature, there is nothing prettier than viewing the time through the magnification of genuine crystal!

The reason I am posting about this particular watch in my collection is because I was shocked to find an ebay listing for THIS exact watch style at the embarrassingly low price of $14.00.

HERE is the listing, if you are interested, I may have to pick it up myself! (This is not my listing, my Ladies Helbros is not going ANYWHERE!).

Men's 17 jewel watches are selling for a hundred dollars or more in working condition and yet Women's watches are lagging behind in value.

Why? I'm not sure. It sure makes it easy for a watch Fanatic, like myself, to snatch these treasures up for next to nothing, but I would love to see my collection worth more than scrap value someday, perhaps it will take time for them to catch up.

In the meantime, I will spend my evenings over a fine coffee, listening to vintage music and trying on my lovely manual wind collection like an 8 year old dressing her Barbies.

If you feel the same way, drop me a comment below, it sure would be nice to meet women of a like mind.... next I am going to feature my love of everything Timex.. especially the INDIGLOS!


  1. I have a nice one cannot believe it is only worth 14.00 I would keep it myself for that.

  2. I have a nice one cannot believe it is only worth 14.00 I would keep it myself for that.

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