After all that explanation, you probably still want to know the value of your watch. Knowledgeable and when read thoroughly the instructions are clear. It is pretty obvious to state this but you can check easily from the and get a decent estimate before making any bids online. The Complete Price Guide to Watches is considered one of the best sources of collector's prices for vintage watches, but it should not be relied upon as a sole source of valuation. Some have up to 25. Locate The Serial Number The single most important factor when you are trying to determine the value is to locate the.
If you have any questions or would like to make a comment please feel free to do just that. As a world-renowned international watch buyer, Matthew Bain's vast knowledge of complicated watches includes chronographs, moonphase watches, minute repeaters, and pocket watches. Determining Value The number of jewels a pocket watch has, along with the number of adjustments meaning the calibrations a watch has to keep it running accurately regarding of the position in which it is held add to the value. Without sounding rude please never tamper with it yourself. Just wondered if you could tell me what this means. Buying and selling watches with Matthew Bain, Inc. Table of Contents While I'm not an expert, I believe the information on this page is correct.
Check for ones that have sold though, rather than what people are asking for them. For some watches, particularly Swiss or European watches, it is much harder to determine the age of the watch because there are no serial numbers. We hope that the information we've provided helps you learn more about your watch, and helps you become a more informed buyer or seller of vintage watches. It is certainly worth money and you could check locally if there are any trustworthy jewellers who could offer you an appraisal. Also, that is a service that people get paid to perform. Along with a lot of other information about your watch, toward the bottom will be a link to the search eBay logs for the same grade as your watch.
The serial number Is 11337483. References Matthew Bain is well known and highly respected by watch dealers, jewelers, auction houses, and watch collectors all over the world. That said, they can still be worth a considerable amount of money if you have the right one. Sorry for the reality check but always better to think on the low side and maybe be pleasantly surprised. I have included a video below that shows a gentleman opening three different watches.
The watch is then reassembled, oiled, a new mainspring is installed, and it is adjusted for time. I have the metal case that it came in. The prices do not seem as accurate as Shugart's Complete Watches book. I asked if it was possible to have a look. One of the most important is this: we do not ask our experts to set a value for your pocket watch.
All mechanical work is done on our premises in our shop, by the store owner and watchmaker, Rusty Tuggle. Just remember that the serial number we require can be found on what is often referred to as the workings of the watch or the actual movement. Above that appears to be the number 2 or 3. You might also be surprised to find out that Elgin pocket watches turn up in the most surprising of places. I watch many auctions on eBay for any Elgin pocket watch that is for sale.
In essence the Elgin production dates were from 1864-1964, almost 100 years of trading. Many antique pocket watches are surprisingly valuable and are almost certain to provide an excellent return on your investment. Unfortunately, determining your watch's value is a hard question to answer. Unlike auction sites, or most of the other antique watch sites on the www, our watches are fully guaranteed for 12 months from the date of purchase. Thankfully that is not that difficult to do. Serial number on the guts is 7407081. It is simple and not great looking shape but still runs.
The really good news is that has now ceased trading as a company. I would never get rid of it , no matter the value. If the watch uses a unique escapement, has a particularly low serial number, or introduced a new technological advancement, that can make the watch more valuable to the collector. It is true that nowadays the Elgin is much sought after by collectors. This is a good starting point in your initial Elgin pocket watch appraisal. The majority of these were called filled cases in that they were made with what is called filled gold. Authenticity is also a consideration, though we haven't seen examples of counterfeiting in American pocket watches.