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rarewares, Antiques and Collectibles Researcher
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Experience:  Antiques dealer for over 10 years specializing in porcelain, glass, art, furniture, coins, watches, sterling silver, pocket watches, and jewelry.
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Found a pocket watch in my Grandfather's stuff. It is silver

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Found a pocket watch in my Grandfather's stuff. It is silver in color. Has a Dueber case with serial number(###) ###-#### ***** by Elgin National Watch company. Is serial number 699380. Not running. Has key. Worth fixing? Thanks Rich
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  rarewares replied 11 months ago.

Hello Rich,

This is a size 18, 7-jewel silver pocket watch made by Elgin in 1880 with a grade 7 key wind movement. This watch has a value of $35 not running and $50 if running, so it would not be worth the $65 or more to get it fixed, in my opinion.

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