This weekends nice fine MAY be a solid gold ladies watch. I really can't tell for sure, but it certainly looks like it is. I picked up this cool looking watch for $5 taking a chance that it may be solid gold... here is the before pic:
Here is a pic of the inside back and the marking on the side of the case:
There are no wear marks anywhere on the watch that would lead me to believe it is gold filled or plated but I am still not 100% sure it it solid gold. Any thoughts would be welcome.
One thing I learned by working on these tiny ladies watches over the years is that there are many companies that used the same movement. With that in mind, I looked through a shoe box I have that has over 300 of tiny cocktail watches and found 5 or 6 that I could scavenge a dial off of. I didn't have a Gotham dial so I replaced the dial with this cool looking Peninno dial. For now it will work fine, as I try to decide if I should get the Gotham dial repainted. BTW, when swapping dials, I usually swap out the hands that go with it. If I get the Gotham dial repainted, I'll put the Gotham hands back on too.
Here is the finished pic.. for now. :)