Wanting: Micronta Cosmic Fire Away Game Watch

No mine doesn't have a box but it has brand new batteries and works great. I just had a Cosmic Fire Away watch as a kid and bought the Trek Watch because it looked like the CFA watch.  How long have you had yours?  I think they have 2 batteries, mine did and id they aren't all corroded it may still work.

 

Let me know 1. If you want to trade etc. Partial trade or Sell.  2. If it works, and if not I still want it but not for as much.

 

Thanks Stephanie.

 

Rick

FYI the batteries will run around $10 and if you decide not to spend that much in the off chance it may not work, try at least to see if the old batteries have leaked and done damage.   If you cant find a jeweler and don't want to open it up yourself, let me know and well work something out accordingly.  Again I can buy it or do some trading. 

 

Thanks again, Rick

 

 

Freckle, what do you think the watch is worth, working w/no box? I've researched everywhere and haven't found one that is available for sale or has sold, anywhere. I'm not sure if it makes it more or less valuable. I want to sell at a fair price since Rick's been looking for one, but I also do not want to short change myself because it appears to be so rare. I see the Fire Away watch was later branded as the Star Trek Wrath of Khan watch has fetched from $60 to $120 with box. But I also saw it was originally the Nelson Space Attacker watch, which has sold around $300 working, $60-$100 non-working, which makes it difficult to know whether this Fire Away watch is more or less valuable due to it's rarity.

Micronta(Tandy) made your watch to copy the Star Trek 2 wath in '83, but those and the Space Attacker were all pretty much the same.  I am guessing the Space attacker watch was much more expensive because it was metal, but idk.   In this case I think you need to figure out what the watch is worth to you.  The input from this board will be all over the place and I don't think anybody really knows. I have seen obscure watches listed on Ebay with outrages prices never sell because the seller thought because they were old, they were valuable. Sometimes that just isn't the case.  I am not saying yours it or is not, I just don't know. Like I said in the post above, the only one I saw on Ebay several years ago went for $15, but I'm sure its worth more now.

Originally Posted by LEDarray:

i guess its worth what someone wants to pay, have you tried seeing what interest you get from ebay?

 

i found this but its probably not relevant at all

 

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/VIN...;hash=item259cdf122c

 

Yea, I don't think this one is relevant as my Star Trek Watch is black and has two red buttons and goes for about $100 max.  Nice try.  This poor girl is gonna stick it too me now!   Lol.

Originally Posted by LEDarray:

it wasnt a 'nice try', but i can tell you are taking this in good humor :-)

 

i thought it was the same watch, then i realised it wasnt but thought I would post it anyway.

 

Good luck in your search, sounds like you deserve to find one your happy with.

Yea I was just kidding..

Originally Posted by Stephanie Christou:

Don't worry, I won't be asking $800 lol. I just want to make sure it's a fair trade or sale for both of us so we're both happy Let's see if I can get it to work as that will make a big difference I'm sure.

I totally understand, I made an offer above based on its current state.  I want it EVEN if it doesn't work, as its nostalgic to me. BUT if you get it working I will revise my offer a bit(obviously)..  but hurry....hurry i am getting excited.

This is the watch you are talking about I think.

 

 

I have one here, the one in the photo, unfortunately the case needs repair at the pin.

 

I think they are pretty rare as I havent seen many. Although rarity doesnt always mean lots of money.

 

Pay no attention to the Casio from Italy, its been there a while and is way too much money.

 

The rusty screws are hopefully just because of the quality of the screw. Base metal with a bit of chrome plate.

 

Good luck with the batteries

 

Adam

Originally Posted by DWL:

This is the watch you are talking about I think.

 

 

I have one here, the one in the photo, unfortunately the case needs repair at the pin.

 

I think they are pretty rare as I havent seen many. Although rarity doesnt always mean lots of money.

 

Pay no attention to the Casio from Italy, its been there a while and is way too much money.

 

The rusty screws are hopefully just because of the quality of the screw. Base metal with a bit of chrome plate.

 

Good luck with the batteries

 

Adam

 

Adam,  Are you selling this one?  Or just referencing it, JW Thanks

How do you check private messages?  Also, would it be possible to talk via phone, since I don't know you and you don't know me?  I have never bought anything on a site like this, where I pretty much have no protection.  I hope you understand.

CLOSURE - For those of you who have just gotta know if the watch works, keep reading. First I want to say thanks Stephanie your my favorite person right now. I really didn't think I would see another one of these watches again.  To most people its kinda generic compared to other similar ones that I have seen..

 

Anyway, I got the watch today and cleaned it up the band was old and looked kinda brittle. After cleaning it i took the screws out expecting to see leaking old batteries but instead it was really clean with no visible leakage.  Instead of taking 2 batteries like my Star Trek Game watch it took one CR2016(for those who may find one of these watches later), But after replacing it there was still no life, so I got desperate ad started 'squishing' around on it and saw bits of the digits.  So I removed the battery and used my pocket knife to clean the contacts and .."It works!"

 

It's been running for an hour and 14 minutes.. No light though, Oh well I am very happy.

aint that the truth!

 

once i discovered ebay a few years ago i searched the world looking for the exact ghetoblaster I had when I was a teenager in the mid 80's.

 

i can sleep easy now knowing i have a mint one in the original box :-)

 

congrats on your find too!

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