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    Help Identifying Watches!

    I was recently going through my grandfathers collection and was wondering if anyone could help identify / give some information on any of these timepieces. Thanks.

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    I mentioned in an earlier thread today that I know next to nothing about Patek Philippe, but the two PP pocket watches are in very fine-looking shape... the kind of shape a person who knows their value would keep them in... I'm not at all sure if the value of Patek Philippe extends to their pocket watches (up to now I didn't know their history included pocket watches), but if it does, and those are real, then your grandfather has a very nice collection!

    Someone is bound to drool over the Breitlings, PPs and IWC, but I am more impressed with the center-second chronograph pocket watch that has probably been on Earth more than 100 years and still looks as nice as it did the day it was put together. All of the watches appear, at least outwardly, to have been well taken-care-of. If all those are real, then I hope your grandfather has an insurance agent apprised of his collection.


    I'm sure someone here will be able to tell you what you have. It is, however, hard for anyone to give you a definite answer without seeing the movements in those watches. Some of the pocket watches look familiar enough to me (like the Waltham), though I wouldn't be able to tell by the dial what grade movement they have.
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    You have a few special watches in there; your grandfather had/has superb taste. The watches that leapt out at me are the Patek Philippes and Tiffany pocket watches, the Heuer Chronongraph, the Brietlings, the Jaquet and the International Watch Company. All of these are highly desirable and I have to stress that you ought to get them professionally valued and insured. We don't do valuations here, but you can see what prices people ask for them on eBay.

    Pocket watches in general are less valued, but still highly collected; the Aureole, Waltham and X? would be worth far less, to my knowledge. There are a couple whose names I couldn't make out, and someone with more expertise in pocket watches will be along in a moment, no doubt.

    The Angelus Chronograph is also a very good watch, but in comparison to the other watches shown here, it's more modestly valued. The Bulova is a classic, but rather common, I'm afraid and once again in a different class compared to the those in my first paragraph. There is a watch with a black face I can't read. Another chronograph, once again, a bit typical of the type - good, but not exceptional.

    As with all these things, it's hard to tell which is solid gold, which are plated and so on. But if you don't have insurance in excess of around USD $15k-20k, you ought to look into it. If you were to sell them, I would suggest a specialist house such as Antiquorum, Sotheby's or Bonhams, depending where you are based.
    Hope this helps, but no idea what you had hoped for.
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    Re: Help Identifying Watches!

    Thanks so much for your input! The black faced watch is an automatic Tissot, which I believe is 14K.

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    I thought it was! I have a similar era Tissot, an 'Antimagnetique.' Very sweet watches; although being a sister company to Omega around that time, they are valued for less (sadly). But good movements and great looks, all the same.

    Once again, the chronographs [the Angelus and the Enica (?)] would have good movements, but there seems to be a de facto level for the value of these watches, regardless of brand. The greater value is, of course, if they are gold. The Heuer is highly collected, the Angelus a little less so, so expect the Heuer to be worth a bit more.

    All the same, I am hugely jealous of you both and tip my hat once again to a man of great taste.
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    Wow that is quite the collection! I agree that you should get them appraised and insured. Very nice!
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    Re: Help Identifying Watches!

    Quote Originally Posted by lakerfan692 View Post
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    You will get more information if you post your watches one at a time with the image embedded in the post. Start a new thread for each one.

    You have some great pieces.

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    Thanks.


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    Hi can someone kindly help me determine the year model and price for this aureole watch. i found it from my mother's things. thanks
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