Ok men, I have to completely plead ignorance here.
I'm a watch fan, I own many, I understand mechanical movements, etc, however my experience is relegated to new watches, current brands, etc.
Today my wife saw a watch she absolutely loved at a local antique watch store.. The man carries several hundred vintage watches as well as lighters, etc etc.
The watch in question is what the man claims to be a 1920s era Helbros, he says the case is white gold and that the diamonds [small] on it are real. He wants $500 for it. I am at a loss as to whether or not this is a fair priced for a precious stone and metal timepiece that is over 100 years old, or if he is charging about $490 too much. I would hope someone here could weigh in on whether such things even exist, and whether the price would be fair in any case. For example, if you heard someone was charing $10,000 for a drug store Timex, you'd feel something was wrong.. . is there anyone familiar with this brand? Thanks you VERY much for ALL replies.