Stunning IWC Pocket Watch (1902)
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    Stunning IWC Pocket Watch (1902)

    Hello all,
    I found this stunning IWC pocket watch, its silver 0.900 with full inscriptions and beautiful beautiful Grandprix symbol. Looks very clean and nice for its age (1902), unfortunate tiny dial dent near 12 o clock. Do you think is the sale potential of this watch?
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    Nice watch. We don't do valuations and normally tell folks to peruse completed eBay auctions. But this watch is rare enough you have to do that search over many months to find a comparable. Don't be surprised if it is lower than you feel it is worth. Quality pocket watches were often retained. Many have been built over the years. But demand is not high so they often go for a mere fraction of their original price (inflation adjusted).... to me that is one of their attractions - you get an awful lot for the price!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eeeb View Post
    Nice watch. We don't do valuations and normally tell folks to peruse completed eBay auctions. But this watch is rare enough you have to do that search over many months to find a comparable. Don't be surprised if it is lower than you feel it is worth. Quality pocket watches were often retained. Many have been built over the years. But demand is not high so they often go for a mere fraction of their original price (inflation adjusted).... to me that is one of their attractions - you get an awful lot for the price!
    Thanks, nice thoughts. Never sold a watch before so pls forgive, :) Do you think an auction house might be interested in something like this?

    PS: When I took this watch in my palm I felt like a little heart beat. The weight, sound, shine is just wonderful. It "feels special", ah something hard to describe...just feels valuable,:)

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    Quote Originally Posted by yourronny79 View Post
    Thanks, nice thoughts. Never sold a watch before so pls forgive, :) Do you think an auction house might be interested in something like this?

    PS: When I took this watch in my palm I felt like a little heart beat. The weight, sound, shine is just wonderful. It "feels special", ah something hard to describe...just feels valuable,:)

    Others with more experience will probably know more but it is my observation auction houses are great for rare expensive pieces but often don't even fetch eBay prices on lesser pieces.
    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

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    You need more than just a great design. You need to create an atmosphere around the product.
    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
    People need to be able to identify the watch with themselves. It's based on emotion." - Ralph Furter

    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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    Re: Stunning IWC Pocket Watch (1902)

    That is a stunning watch! Congrats!
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    Re: Stunning IWC Pocket Watch (1902)

    Quote Originally Posted by yourronny79 View Post
    Thanks, nice thoughts. Never sold a watch before so pls forgive, :) Do you think an auction house might be interested in something like this?

    PS: When I took this watch in my palm I felt like a little heart beat. The weight, sound, shine is just wonderful. It "feels special", ah something hard to describe...just feels valuable,:)
    I would talk to a local watchmaker in your local area who is familiar with pocket watches and see what he says....

    Going on ebay is a option... but you need someone who is experienced to see what the watch would actually be worth... but what is also important is does it run and how accurate is the watch...

    Seriously, get a local opinion in your area.

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