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    Re: My Great Grandfather was a Watchmaker

    not sure if you know this, but I'd recommend using eBay subscriptions, and you could also use google subscriptions for when new things that match your search pop up.
    For eBay, subscribe to your search on the eBay UK site, you'll have the most luck there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by clydefrog View Post
    not sure if you know this, but I'd recommend using eBay subscriptions, and you could also use google subscriptions for when new things that match your search pop up.
    For eBay, subscribe to your search on the eBay UK site, you'll have the most luck there.
    I was not aware of these subscriptions, so I'll definitely look into them. Thanks you very much for the suggestion.

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    Hi, I have been left a carriage clock that was manufatured by J P Genge. I have tried to get it valued several times but no one knows what value to give it as it is so unusual. Can anyone help here? Marshall

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    Well, as one of one of the stickies here will tell you, there's a policy of not giving valuations here, so I'm afraid you won't get any responses.

    It will be difficult to find out a fair value, I think. Most jewellers would lack the real expertise to comment on the particular clock, as it's kind of special. And jeweller's valuation tend to be a bit fantastic in my experience, as they are optimistically pricing something for an insurance company and want to talk it up. Not sure how many inflated valuations get paid out.

    eBay "completed listings" is what we here usually suggest, but I think this clock is too niche to give you much back in the way of information.

    Depending where you are, therefore, I'd suggest contacting specialist auction houses, companies with experts who actually know the market. In the US, you may find help from companies such as Aspire or Heritage; in the UK, you should see if Watches of Knightsbridge or Gardiner Houlgate can help. All easy to find on the internet. Take a look at The Saleroom.com, a portal for dealers and see if any there seems up your street. No doubt there are antique dealer out there who specialise in clocks and may know more, too…

    Good luck.
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    This thread is awesome!
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    Re: My Great Grandfather was a Watchmaker - Advice Required

    Quote Originally Posted by Marshall68 View Post
    Hi, I have been left a carriage clock that was manufatured by J P Genge. I have tried to get it valued several times but no one knows what value to give it as it is so unusual. Can anyone help here? Marshall
    I'd love to see some pictures. Feel free to post them in this thread.

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    Great thread, awesome story, what a meaningful collection that would be, keep us updated!

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    Re: My Great Grandfather was a Watchmaker - Advice Required

    Great story, and good luck with your search. On a similar note I found out years ago at a family reunion that my great-great grandfather was a clock repairman. One of the relatives, who I had never met before, actually had a posed portrait of him working or pretending to work on a clock. It was probably pretending since it was a staged portrait. They were good enough to provide me with a copy of it. I also found out that I had another cousin who was a watchmaker although he was long dead by then and we never met. Interesting how things like that happen, isn't it?
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