From an estate clear-out, we have found some old watches that we have some questions about. I have read the threads about radium watches and am getting more nervous and confused the more I read.
In a small plastic box is a Gruen watch face with the crystal off, along with a Patek Philippe watch (not sure if the Patek is real) and some plain gold rings. Would like to have them restored but am reluctant to handle them at all. Should I be concerned if the Gruen has a radium face and/or hands and if so, do I need to dispose of both these items? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Can they be safely stored in an attic in a plastic box/cardboard box? I am making a big deal out of this and really don’t know how to proceed. These don’t have sentimental value but I don’t want to overreact. We are not watch collectors as you can probably tell.