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    Best antique pocket watch websites

    Hi All

    I'm hoping to buy my dad an antique pocket watch for his 60th birthday and I am a bit lost with it all. My budget is approx £500. I've seen some nice antique pocket watches on www antique-watch com and I just wanted to know if this is a good site. I think they also go by the name of 'Pieces of Time'. The prices seem very high, so I just wanted to make sure I'm not being ripped off before I buy anything. I've done some research but still don't have a true concept of what's classed as good value for money and therefore I don't feel confident buying off eBay. If anyone knows anything about that particular site or can recommend any other websites that sell good quality antique pocket watches for a good price, please let me know. Thank you

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    Re: Best antique pocket watch websites

    Hi there,

    Quote Originally Posted by Lijah View Post
    ....The prices seem very high
    Unfortunately prices have no relation to quality and condition.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lijah View Post
    .... I just wanted to make sure I'm not being ripped off
    You can be ripped off everywhere, and therefore you can buy everywhere. So if you have neither knowledge nor experience, it is a good idea first to look for a sort of friend - in this case a watchmaker. He can tell you whether you've done well or not with your purchase. If you then restrict to sellers who offer a return privilege, you can ask the watchmaker, what needs to be done on your watch, and what it costs. Then you can decide whether to have this work done, or return the watch.

    Regards, Roland Ranfft

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