1940s Longines with 8LN movement - scrap or keep?

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    1940s Longines with 8LN movement - scrap or keep?

    I have some older solid gold watches in my collection- namely one is an 8LN-based solid 14K Longines from the 40s. The dial is in "ok" shape with some black marks and pitting where the original crystal was cracked and missing. I have replaced the crystal, but the watch is... well.. not horribly attractive.

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    Given the scrap price of gold, I'm on the fence on liquidating it, and selling the movement. What are the thoughts from the Longines community?

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    Re: 1940s Longines with 8LN movement - scrap or keep?

    While I notice that the winder is not solid gold, it is undoubtedly worth more as a complete watch than it is as scrap. It may not be attractive to you, but this shape of watch is very popular. Have a look at tha kind of prices they sell for on E-bay before you decide to take it apart.

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    Re: 1940s Longines with 8LN movement - scrap or keep?

    Better yet, try to find out the scrap price and still put in on ebay for a higher amount..... you'll never know!
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