Pocket Watch Case Gram Weight

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    Pocket Watch Case Gram Weight

    I was wondering if anyone had a "rule of thumb" they use to approximate the gram weight in a solid gold pocket watch case for the different sizes without removing the movement and actually weighing it.

    I did some research on the web and couldn't find anything.

    I know it would never be exact because some cases of the same size may be heavier then others, just looking for a rough estimate.

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    Re: Pocket Watch Case Gram Weight

    An interesting question and I've never seen anything about this either. I suppose if there are old case maker specification books around somewhere that could help. I was thinking that a typical 18S pocket watch might weigh 75 grams so a case would be in the order of 30. Of course in a 14K case only 60% or so is gold.

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    Re: Pocket Watch Case Gram Weight

    I saw a reference on the web to a 14K 12S that weighed in at 22.8 grams without the movement or crystal, that was the only thing I could find.

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