Hello everyone, I have just joined this site in a last attempt to get some HONEST advice!!!
I was left an Oris pocket watch and watch chain by my uncle a few years ago when he passed away.
For the past few days I have been trawling round all the local jewellers and pawnbrokers to get a valuation of these items.
All only seem to be interested in the chain, (and offer less than scrap value!), and all have said the watch is worthless (which tbh, I also thought)....except one!
This one person did give a valuation for the chain,(much higher than the others) but stated he didn't want to buy it. He then asked to see the watch.
After few minutes, he told me not to take the advice of the previous people as he knew the name ORIS was well respected. However, he was not an expert and suggested I do a bit of research.
The watch is in excellent condition and perfect working order (as you will see from my photographs)
He did manage to tell me that the watch was probably c. 1950 and was gold plated.
The rear case on my watch looks like it is only meant to be removed by a specialist, so I haven't attempted to look at the movement.
Is this watch worth something, and have the local pawnbrokers been trying to take advantage?
Any advice you can give will be much appreciated as I plan to sell the watch and chain and give to my aunt.
Sorry the pics are upside down!!!