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Old (collectible) watches thread

Folliwing the latest threads regarding watches, I decided to start a thread on old and and possibly collectible watches. I came across a Longines pocketwatch from 1889 (in immaculate condition) and was wondering, if anybody could provide me with a link to a store/appraisal service, where I can get it checked out.
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Re: Old (collectible) watches thread

Oh please do you have a picture ?

Longines for the appraisal, though you'll find quite a bit online.
Perhaps: http://www.vintagewatchresources.com...identifier.php


I collect old watches a little nuts but anyway. Seriously, I should stop but I have difficulty resisting watch fleamarkets. My latest find is a fine old automatic Slava with the calendar in cyrillic
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Oh please do you have a picture ?

Longines for the appraisal, though you'll find quite a bit online.
Perhaps: http://www.vintagewatchresources.com...identifier.php


I collect old watches a little nuts but anyway. Seriously, I should stop but I have difficulty resisting watch fleamarkets. My latest find is a fine old automatic Slava with the calendar in cyrillic
Thanks for the link! I will certainly organize some pics.
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Re: Old (collectible) watches thread

Mens watches are far more collectable than Ladies, which in some ways is sad as so many vintage ladies models are often scrapped for the gold value of the cases.
We often get asked about what brand should you look for, but Vintage Rolex, Patek and some of the high end brands will always keep their price investment wise.
Military especially the IWC Mk10, Mk 11 are always wanted. Have a look at some of the forums/blogs they usually have a collecting section.
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Re: Old (collectible) watches thread

I attached some pics, although the quality is not great, you can still recognize the ellaborate engraving in the back.
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Re: Old (collectible) watches thread

I'll show the photos to a buddy of mine who collects and deals in old watches (he also designs new high end watches) and get back to you.
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Re: Old (collectible) watches thread

That's a beautiful timepiece, LiB.
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Re: Old (collectible) watches thread

LiB- can you take a better pic close up in the area circled? I'm curious about the escapement and regulator on this piece.
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Re: Old (collectible) watches thread

We took an old, handed down through the family Longines pocket watch direct to Longines in St. Imier for revision/ price evaluation. They said it's from the 1920's and gold. 7 months and a few CHFs later, it's ready for pick up. Basically it's worth is what we invested for the revision or a bit more so what Longines told us. I'm just glad it's in working order again.

This summer we are planning to be back in Jura region and we'll bring my FIL's 1950's Rolex in for revision. It's stainless steel case and the original band was croc, but that has been long changed out.

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Re: Old (collectible) watches thread

LiB, write down the serial number on the movement/case. Longines will be able to date it for you.
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Re: Old (collectible) watches thread

LIB -Have checked with Mr S and this is what he said -
This is a calibre produced by Longines - calibre No 19.57. It was first produced in 1891 43.15mm in diameter, 7mm high, with 15 rubies This movement is a development of earlier pocket watch hunter movements of that period.

A very interesting aspect is the patented geared index- adjuster.

He tells me Longines at this time made some of the finest movements in Switzerland, and this is one of them.
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Re: Old (collectible) watches thread

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LiB- can you take a better pic close up in the area circled? I'm curious about the escapement and regulator on this piece.
I can certainly do that.

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LiB, write down the serial number on the movement/case. Longines will be able to date it for you.
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LIB -Have checked with Mr S and this is what he said -
This is a calibre produced by Longines - calibre No 19.57. It was first produced in 1891 43.15mm in diameter, 7mm high, with 15 rubies This movement is a development of earlier pocket watch hunter movements of that period.

A very interesting aspect is the patented geared index- adjuster.

He tells me Longines at this time made some of the finest movements in Switzerland, and this is one of them.
Thank you for the detailed info.
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Re: Old (collectible) watches thread

Don't mean to hijack this thread but I need to advice regarding two liberty gold coins. I got both original coins but with different dates than the examples below:

10$ golden coin



and 20$ golden coin



Would you keep them as valuable collectors items or rather sell them?

There are no certificates but all I know is that they were gifted to my parents long ago and kept safely. I saw eBay offers and they vary. Just wonder if anyone has similar ones or collects those.
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Re: Old (collectible) watches thread

Mud, as requested, hope this works for ya.
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Re: Old (collectible) watches thread

Good idea to have a thread on watches, particularly in this country. A long time ago my father gave me his golden Longines wrist watch which was once a kind of small pendulum watch given to children by their godfather on the occasion of their baptism. On the back are his initials in relievo. My father was born in 1904 so it dates back to this time. He must have had it converted into a wrist watch in his youth. I do wear it sometimes. I am not a collector of watches but noticed at East European flee markets lots of pocket watches of long gone brand names, and there must have been hundreds of makes. During the Soviet times I did acquire Russian officers watches. There was for every branch of the arms a watch (i.e submarines, tanks, pilots etc.). They were difficult to get and came in little shabby cardboard boxes with a guarantee. The most valuable ones for collectors must have the box and guarantee. In the mid 90's the Russians started to reproduce them, and are of course not of great interest, but you need a sharp eye to distinguish them from the genuine Soviet ones. Not being a collector, my eye is not sharp enough.

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Re: Old (collectible) watches thread

I am just starting out on this path.
I have a used, working, automatic, gentleman's Omega Seamaster Diver 300 meter watch

the new images below, taken from web site http://www.omegawatches.com/collecti...21230412003001




Co-axial is NOT stated anywhere on my watch.

The name "Seamaster" is not in red at the top, it is under the center,
Seamaster
Professional
Chronometer
300m / 1000 ft

I have no idea of the history, I will take it to a shop and find out more.

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Re: Old (collectible) watches thread

I also have a used Omega automatic, working gentleman's watch. Again, history unknown
Similar to this image below, probably NOT co-axial

http://www.omegawatches.com/collecti...12310382101002

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again, I will go to a specialist, and get serial and model numbers.
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Re: Old (collectible) watches thread

My daughter also gave me this ladies Gucci 9000L watch to sell.
I have tried a new battery, this watch is not working.

Similar to this Gucci 9000L watch, steel, partially gold plated,


http://watchesdb.com/inf/24920-gucci...ld_plated.html

Once again, I need time to do more research.
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Re: Old (collectible) watches thread

Since you're in Murten, might want to take it to La Chaux-de-Fonds where Guuci has their watch making factory. Most watch makers have no problem taking a look and they could provide an estimate on how much it may cost to fix it.

I had a similar problem with my Balmain after having the battery changed. I brought it to them in St. Imier. They took it and fixed it for nothing (it was a year or 2 after the guarentee was up).

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My daughter also gave me this ladies Gucci 9000L watch to sell.
I have tried a new battery, this watch is not working.

Similar to this Gucci 9000L watch, steel, partially gold plated,


http://watchesdb.com/inf/24920-gucci...ld_plated.html

Once again, I need time to do more research.
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Watches [Louis Erard in particular]

Hey all,

Are there many watch collectors on the forum? I recently bought my first Swiss watch, a Louis Erard 1931 automatic - made in Le Noirmont in Jura. I hadn't heard of the brand before but I love the watch and it seems high quality (and from what I heard & read).

It's this exact model: http://www.sbswatch.com/louis-erard-...llection-1931/

I was wondering if anyone else has an opinion on these watches and anybody keen to show their collections or personal favourites?
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