Re: [CR]reissues. reproductions. etcetera

Example: History:Norris Lockley

Date: Fri, 21 Feb 2003 16:03:41 -0700
From: Chuck Schmidt <>
Subject: Re: [CR]reissues. reproductions. etcetera
References: <A5E72E8AE73AD311954A009027887CFFC391C3@SLSERVER>

Grant McLean wrote:
> Chuck
> There is a practical reason to owning something "brand new" vs a 60 year
> old item. Old mechanical things break often, and require lots of
> service. New ones can be much more reliable, especially in watches.

I'd disagree about watches. Any watch after the mid-forties has shock resistance, a good main spring, 17 jewels etc. and is perfectly reliable in my experience. And CHEAP too!!!

And bikes from the 1950s? Equally as reliable.

Chuck Schmidt SoPas, SoCal