A while ago this fine opponaut enlightened the world to the treasure trove of cheap vintage watches available on eBay.

Well, a few weeks and $14 later, I am now the proud owner of a new 4 decade old Oris watch. I was slightly bummed when I took it out of the package because it was not running, but then I took a look back at the original listing and (!) it’s a mechanical watch. YouTube videos helped me figure out that process, which was easy enough, and it’s now keeping perfect time as best I can tell.

Plus, being manual and all, it’s the most Jalop form of watch.