Need help identifying value of a vintage Elgin watch

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    Need help identifying value of a vintage Elgin watch

    Hello everyone, I am entering the buy/sale watches world but I'm still not an expert identifying the value of some watches and I need some help.

    A local watch salesman is offering me a vintage Elgin watch, serial number K639462, model 683USA.

    I made a google search and it looks like it was made around 1953, I checked the movement and it runs perfectly, he says the case and bracelet are made of gold.

    The man wants $150 for the watch, but on Ebay it costs around $65-$200 but I have noticed that the cheap watches from ebay don't have the serial number.
    I would like to know how much this watch should cost, thanks beforehand for your help.
    The watch looks exactly like this one:

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    Here is the original link from Ebay:

    VINTAGE ELGIN 17J WRISTWATCH CALIBER 683 RUNS GOOD!! | eBay
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    Re: Need help identifying value of a vintage Elgin watch

    We don't give valuations here but if the watch has been serviced recently it's a fair price I'd say. For that price you'd be getting gold filled or gold plated though. Doubt it would be solid gold. If the watch hasn't been serviced add another $100 for service.

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