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    Help with info and possible valuation of the watch

    Hey guys

    So I inherited this watch from a dear old friend of mine. He got it from an old lady many moons ago.

    Can anyone help me shed some light on origin, authenticity, value ect.

    Thanks for all your help

    Thanks a million guys

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    Re: Help with info and possible valuation of the watch

    Again, no valuation done here.

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    Re: Help with info and possible valuation of the watch

    The valuation is not important would really just like some more info on the piece :)
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    Re: Help with info and possible valuation of the watch

    Are there "buttons" on the exterior sides of the case? Is this possibly a repeater? If so, and if it is working, it should have some serious value.

    Photos of the movement and the buttons would help. Others here know much more about pocket watches than I do.
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    Re: Help with info and possible valuation of the watch

    Quote Originally Posted by Gary123 View Post
    Are there "buttons" on the exterior sides of the case? Is this possibly a repeater? If so, and if it is working, it should have some serious value.

    Photos of the movement and the buttons would help. Others here know much more about pocket watches than I do.
    It reads minute repeater on the back (in French)

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    Re: Help with info and possible valuation of the watch

    Moved to the more suitable forum.
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    Re: Help with info and possible valuation of the watch

    Value?! Distinctly above average!!!

    If you can open it up carefully and post a picture of the movement, we might be able to identify it for you. My guess would be Le Phare who specialised in that sort of thing. If you feel uncomfortable opening it up for fear of damaging it, please forget it. The possible value range is (as always) quite large but in this case (minute repeater, perpetual calendar and chronograph - adding up to the classic Grande complication), it will definitely be a case for the experts and the insurance company!

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    Re: Help with info and possible valuation of the watch

    Wow!
    Seems a MULTI complication, day, date, month and moon phase + CHRONOGRAPH. - Wow
    POSSIBLE a 'minute repeater' (not sre?
    Gold and WORTH A LOT

    Lovely, fantastic piece
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    Help with info and possible valuation of the watch

    I can confirm it is a minute repeater. There are stamps that indicate it's 18 karat gold. It has a 585 stamp on the ring above the crown

    I would not be comfortable in opening up the back side.
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    Re: Help with info and possible valuation of the watch

    That is one of those pocket watches that I will never own in my lifetime. The kind of watch that I would rather have than any Rolex or Patek Philippe, etc... and that has a price tag to match that desire.

    Search eBay for "minute repeater pocket watch", pick the most expensive one listed, and figure that the insurance estimate will likely be more than that (disregard the repeater watch once owned by Roosevelt, though... it has a value blown way out of proportion simply because of supposed ownership).

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