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How Old Is My Watch?

How Old Is My Watch?

With many old pocket watches, it is difficult or even impossible to determine the exact date of production. In many cases, especially with lower grade European watches that were marketed under a variety of names, it is often impossible to even determine who the true...
Most Common American Watch Companies

Most Common American Watch Companies

American Waltham Watch Company (Waltham, MA. 1851-1957) Also commonly referred to as the “Waltham Watch Company,” the American Waltham Watch Company was the first company to mass produce watches in America and is generally considered to be the most important American...
“Real” Silver vs. Fake

“Real” Silver vs. Fake

Although silver isn’t nearly as valuable as gold, it’s still nice to know if your watch is in a silver case or just a silver-colored case. Watch cases made in Europe were often stamped with hallmarks to guarantee that they were silver, but this was not the...
Gold or Just Gold-Filled?

Gold or Just Gold-Filled?

For obvious reasons, it’s important to know whether your watch is in a solid gold case or whether it is merely gold-filled or gold plated [“gold-filled” consists of a base metal such as brass sandwiched between two thin layers of gold]. The only way to be...