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Damn eBay snipers...

I really really hate those people. I can respect losing an auction to someone who wants it more than I do, but to just have it cost me more is annoying. I think it's the whole seeing the auction price go up as it's bumped up in annoying increments. I wish they'd disallow price increased due to sniping in the last 5 minutes if the sniping doesn't actually win the auction.

Oh, and did I mention that I'm sick (and by extension cranky)?

Anyways, the bright side, I did win the stupid auction.

Now what would you do with 150+ of these (and other assorted bits and pieces):

I know what I'm planning on doing :-D


Heh, I can pretty much tell you now, I'm going to have extras. I may have rediscovered my geeky building-random-things side but I seriously doubt I need the parts to 150+ old mechanical watches (plus another smaller batch I bought earlier this week).

I'll take photos once I have things sorted out and see if anything is useful for you.
Whee fun! Can't wait to see what you decide to do with them, too.
Heh, neither can I.

Seeing some of the newest entries, I'm starting to wonder how mine will fare against the pretty ones.
Hopefully it will stand out like whoa. ;)
Here's hoping. I should have most of the pieces by this weekend so I can get my mad scientist geek on :)

(if nothing else, at least it won't look like any of the other entries so far)
I suspect it'll stand up just fine. :) I liked your porch swing writeup, and anything with that many gears is going to be even better than a porch swing. (And I am very fond of porches and swings.)

Thanks for the vote of confidence. Seeing all the stuff people have entered makes me a little worried, but I like my ideas anyways. Now I just have to actually manage to build what I had in mind. Although I figured out some LED stuff recently so that should actually help :).

BTW, the bazillionty bits of old watches arrived yesterday. Unfortunately I have to pick them up from the post office this afternoon, but hopefully I'll be able to show you some photos of all the loot so if you see something you really like, I can send it your way.

I hope med school isn't beating on you too badly :)
So...what did you end up making? Is it posted? I haven't been watching instructables much lately.