I HAVE A WALTHAM POCKET WATCH S#5114354,WALTHAM MASS.P L BARTLETWOULD PLEASE TELL ME ABOUT HOW MANY WERE MADE,AND THE PRICE.WHEN IT WAS MADE.THANK YOUSUZY
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THE WATCH IS SILVER
Hi Suzy.I'm an Arkansas girl too. =)Is that number from the gears of the watch or the case?Thanks,Diana
from the case
where in arkansas are you?
Do you have the number from the gears? Here's a site with some tips on how to open your watch in case you need it:http://www.thewatchguy.com/pages/OPENCASE.htmlI'm not currently there, but I am from there. I'm originally from central ar. =) How about you?~DianaDianaF41036.9689174769
im from north ar ...i live in scott ar now,been here 41 years
#5114354......#1511881...p l bartlet.
Wow.My family started in the farming areas of McGee and Helena, oh about 125 years ago before moving more toward the little rock area. =)That's the number I needed.Based on the records of that serial number, it's a 1877 model. It should be a size 18. It dates to around 1881. It should have about 11 jewels. Most of these came with either coin silver or silveroid. Sterling cases will be marked 925 or sterling.Based on my records of those specs, the guts of the watch are typically valued in the range of $125 to $300. A coin silver case adds about $100 to the value. A silveroid case will add about $50 to the value. Exact pricing will depend on the condition and where you sell it.At an auction, you're really dependent on the audience unless you stick a reserve on your watch. They can go high or low. Plus you might have dealers in the audience, so they might try to get values lower so they can make a profit later on. So, auction prices generally fall around dealer prices.Online markets (like Ebay) tend to go for less...sometimes as much as 25% less. Trade and shows and dealers won't offer as much.Your best values will come from a private sale to another collector. Many specialize in vintage and antique jewelry and some will allow you to sell on consignment.Craigslist is a worthy shot because it's free. Etsy and Amazon are turning about to be a great alternative to Ebay. Rubylane, Tias, and Cyberattic are great online stores for selling old watches and do sell worldwide.
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I meant to tell you, if you decide to sell on Ebay, I would definitely consider using a reserve price. Prices there tend to go much lower and this will help make sure you get the best value.
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