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    any clue what i could have

    any one have any info on these watches or a clue if they are rare and what they may be worth?

    all have been serviced and run great
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    Re: any clue what i could have

    The one with the black enamel bezel was called 'Piping Rock' by HAMILTON
    Your pictures are so poor and the hands cover the maker, but I think yours is a WALTHAM or ELGIN - 'Piping Rock' look- a - like

    Hamilton launched theres in 1928 it sold for $125
    It was launched in appreciation of New York Yankees and especially Lou Gehrig

    Thats a little history
    I have a WALTHAM version
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    Re: any clue what i could have

    The two "Waltham" watches are late 60's or early 70's examples from the post-waltham era where a new company was importing generic swiss watches under the Waltham label. Generally not worth any more then any other similar watch from a unimportant company.
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    Re: any clue what i could have

    Your pictures are so poor and the hands cover the maker, but I think yours is a WALTHAM or ELGIN - 'Piping Rock' look- a - like
    That is the Elgin version based on the box and the movement picture. You see these around not all the time, but not really uncommon either. Looks to be in good shape. It is the very basic 7 jewel version.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paleotime View Post
    That is the Elgin version based on the box and the movement picture. You see these around not all the time, but not really uncommon either. Looks to be in good shape. It is the very basic 7 jewel version.
    Cool
    I knew it was one of the two.
    Its a nice looking watch.
    Wanted to sell mine for a few hundred $ - but its stopped running
    That is Spain for you.
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    Re: any clue what i could have

    its an elgin legionnaire with a thick layer of gold filling no one really knows value some said 800 20 years ago

    the golf waltham is also known as the dexter watch from the tv show he wears the silver version. a dew years ago they werre selling for 600 due to the show which is crazy.

    i would love to sell the elgin its just rare and dont know what to ask

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    Quote Originally Posted by ameyers6 View Post
    its an elgin legionnaire with a thick layer of gold filling no one really knows value some said 800 20 years ago

    the golf waltham is also known as the dexter watch from the tv show he wears the silver version. a dew years ago they werre selling for 600 due to the show which is crazy.

    i would love to sell the elgin its just rare and dont know what to ask
    The WALTHAMS do nothing for me, and I believe worth little.

    The ELGIN - being enamel and early 1930 watch with enamel bezel, is worth the most.

    Do an ebay advanced searxh with BOTH completed listing and World Wide.
    There you will get an idea
    Do the search as HAMILTON Piping Rock
    Vintage ELGIN
    Vintage WALTHAM

    You will come up with a lot of hits, is Elgin worth more than Elgin? Possible yours is the Tonneau shape.
    If the tin (box) is original to watch then add another 20%
    Let us know how you get on
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    Re: any clue what i could have

    i know it was a gift to my great grandpa and box is original was bought in illinois . found one on ebay for buy it now 1200 .

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    Quote Originally Posted by ameyers6 View Post
    i know it was a gift to my great grandpa and box is original was bought in illinois . found one on ebay for buy it now 1200 .
    BIN is a good start, but also look for completed listings
    Bottom line is condition is also important - and your pictures can not confirm or deny that.
    You MUST post good pictures and description to realize good sales price
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    Re: any clue what i could have

    ya sorry for the pics snapped them with my cell cam
    condition is great i will post some better pics

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