7 edition of American Pocket Watch Identification and Price Guide, Book 2 found in the catalog.
American Pocket Watch Identification and Price Guide, Book 2
June 1985 by Heart of America Pr .
Written in English
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|Number of Pages||192|
Look up production dates online, on sites like Oldwatch. See our article on Watch Jewels if you're interested in learning more about why jewels are used in watches. The import duty on a watch in gold or silver case were much higher than on a bare movement. Vintage watches are a unique and relatively complex mechanical antique that can span a range of several hundred years of production, with millions of watches produced and thousands of variations
Why did Jackson choose to list the different shield shape marks for date letters on all the standards of gold and silver? If the book is a hardcover and has a dust jacket then tick the relevant box. With today's high gold prices, a solid gold case can add significantly to the value of a watch. For example, follow the shape of the sides, the lugs, shape of the crystal, then the more detailed drill-down of any bumps, steps, creases, relative thickness of features to each other distance from one edge of case to the crystal versus the distance from the smaller edge to the crystal edge. Before Gruen began using more marketable names such as the Croydon or Wesleyan, they used names such as "Strap ". Waltham and Elgin both produced over one million watches per year in their peak-production years!
Reprints will often have the original publisher's name on the pages in the book, but the book binding will identify the name of the reprint publisher. These books produce different data than the others. D in cameo was entered by the Dennison Watch Case Company. It means that the item has been assayed and stamped hallmarked by someone independent of the manufacturer. There is only one book that I am aware of, Jackson's Silver and Gold Marks, that shows the London Assay Office date shield shapes for the higher and lower standards of gold in addition to those for silver for each cycle of date letters.
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For instance, a Riverside grade watch will have "A. Scroll through the listings and read how the booksellers have described the books.
Because they exist to help perform identifications, they will of course be the core of the techniques discussed below. Left: Open face watch with bezel and crystal installed, Right: Same watch with bezel and crystal removed Demi-Hunter Case A minor variation on the hunter case is the demi-hunter style, which has a small "window" in the front cover through which the hands or part of the hands may be viewed.
Or take a few months. The marks were combined in a single "press punch" so that they were all struck in one go using a fly press. I don't know what the number is supposed to mean. I use the bits of data I found using the previous steps in these searches.
With gold at today's high prices, even small fluctuations can make a significant difference in the value of a gold watch. If you have been thinking of buying one, you can use this opportunity to see one way how they're used and make a more informed buying decision.
Sterling silver import marks British Import Hallmarks After 1 June all gold and silver watches imported into Britain were required to be assayed and hallmarked in a British assay office.
But please remember that an entry of, for example, "" really means to Corresponding years and serial numbers will be listed.
Look at the top and bottom of the crystal. You will need to search from this Manufacture Date going backwards in time in the identification books. No longer in print. If you own one of more of these books, then this tutorial will be of help in educating you on how to best use them.
Moving on Table of Contents. The information it will provide is the "era" as the book is in a linear order. Does it have a visually interesting or unusual dial, like a Montgomery, a Ferguson or a Canadian-style railroad dial?
What's important to know about antique American watches is that cases and movements were usually made by different companies. One exception is the Quadrons. Hallmarking has an extremely long history and can be surprisingly complicated and difficult to interpret correctly.
It also requires a fair amount of knowledge in order to interpret the values correctly. Take your choice. The punch mark of a standing bear for the higher silver standard was replaced by a duck.
Gather as much material that contain answers and then sift through it. If you're willing to invest a little time learning more about your vintage pocket watch, you may find that you not only learn its value but also discover the many pleasures and rewards of understanding and collecting vintage American pocket watches.
Each watch is a mystery waiting to be solved. Quality: Some watches were very cheaply made, while others used the best materials, and were very finely finished. So, the service is my way of at least helping the small number of individuals that are willing to pay for the time.
This is also on the movement and can be used to date the watch.Identification of Watch and Clockmakers Clockmakers Trademarks by Antike Uhren Hendriks; Database of Antique Clock Clockmakers' Names and Dates, Antique Clocks Identification and Price Guide; German Makers' Trademarks by Hans-Heinrich Schmid at [email protected], more than 1, marks; Historical Clock and Watch Research.
Need help pricing an antique pocket watch? Use this photo guide to help you identify and value your antique pocket watches. Pocket Watch Identification and Value Guide Learn about jewels, adjustments, and top brands No.works sporadically, 17 jewels, and 2" diameter.
Selling price: $ not including buyer's premium (Morphy Author: Pamela Wiggins. The second good guide book is the "American Pocket Watches Identification and Price Guide" by Roy Ehrhardt and Bill Meggers and available at the Heart of America Press.
The most recent version is from and is not updated every year. As the title implies, this book doesn't cover wrist watches, but it does, however, cover pocket watches more.
Pocket Watch Price Guide Book 1 over Actual Pocket Watches Priced ( pages) This is Roy's first price guide it was followed with sylvaindez.com books not only have information on price trends that Roy observed first hand in his travels around the U.S. but they also included wonderful material on early advertising that had come to Roy from the Parkhursts and other sylvaindez.com Rating: % positive.
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