I have not been active lately in this and other forums because of selling big guitar collection. Not as easy as selling good old watches. Converting guitars to mostly gold watches as better inheritance situation for daughter and fun for me. Main interest lately continues to be never ending variety of old Gruen p.w..
Notice a little more competition lately in bidding for the exceptional, unknown examples that appear on ebay. Many interesting to me tiny Gruen made gold cased pendants with high quality Swiss movements from the the best makers. Will show a few soon. Subject here is heaviest 1890 multicolor gold hunter I have seen. Typical original arrangement with cheap model 83 movement in very fine thick Solidarity case. An heirloom showing no surface wear and a cut in thick bow to prove solid gold. Showing this, using Gilbert's of Ashland permitted ebay photos, as example of my good purchasing experience for it.
Listed with the usually justifiable Buy It Now price for fine condition serviced watch from Ashland. My best Gruens and big mc golds are from there. Reporting only my experience with them. Not a promotional for personal gain in any way. This purchase was like others where no offers occurred so I bid a significant discount price that was only a little over scrap value that was immediately accepted. I have so far not had an offer refused. So do not be discouraged by high asking price.
But also do not waste efforts trying unreasonable offers. art b.