Asking the “Experts” for Information about Your Watch

Hardly a day goes by that I don’t get e-mail from somebody wanting my help in identifying an old pocket watch that they just bought or inherited. Often the person includes a ton of detail about the watch, but at the same time fails to give me the information I actually need to help them. So, if...

Who Made My Antique Pocket Watch?

The question I am most often asked is some variation of “Who made my watch?” This question usually occurs because the watch has no visible maker's name or brand, and the answer is not quite as straightforward as you might think. There are various reasons why an old watch does not carry a visible...

What’s the Difference Between Grade and Model?

The model of a watch is the overall design of the watch’s movement. In general, the model defines the size and shape of the plates and/or bridges. The model especially defines the layout of the (gear) train and the design of the vast majority of the parts. Waltham watches have model numbers which...
Antique Pocket Watches vs Vintage Wirst Watches

Antique Pocket Watches vs Vintage Wirst Watches

When it comes to timepieces, there are two categories that often come up in conversations: antique pocket watches and vintage wrist watches. Both have their own unique appeal and history, but what sets them apart? In this blog post, we will explore the key differences...

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Selling Your Antique Pocket Watch: Tips and Best Practices

Selling Your Antique Pocket Watch: Tips and Best Practices

Welcome to our guide on selling antique pocket watches. Antique pocket watches hold a great deal of history and value, making them a highly sought-after item in the collector's market. However, selling an antique pocket watch can be a daunting task. In this blog post,...

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Identifying and Authenticating Your Antique Pocket Watch

Identifying and Authenticating Your Antique Pocket Watch

Antique pocket watches are fascinating timepieces that date back to the 16th century and were cherished until the early 20th century. These exquisite watches were often passed down as family heirlooms and feature intricate engravings and unique designs. Due to the...

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