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rarewares, Antiques and Collectibles Researcher
Category: Antiques
Satisfied Customers: 6748
Experience:  Antiques dealer for over 10 years specializing in porcelain, glass, art, furniture, coins, watches, pocket watches, and jewelry.
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Looking for the value of a 18k Waltham ladies pocket watch.

Customer Question

Looking for the value of a 18k Waltham ladies pocket watch. It is engraved and dated 2.4.97. I have validated online that the serial number dates to the batch that was manufactured starting February 1, 1897.
Submitted: 25 days ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  rarewares replied 25 days ago.

My name isCustomerand I would love to help.
Please use the Add Files feature to add pictures of the watch, dial, inner case and the movement.
The serial number on a watch is on the movement (guts) and not on the case.

If you are not able to add photos, then I need to know if the watch is an open face or a hunter case (a gold cover over the dial)

size of the watch and the serial number written on the movement. Thanks!

Customer: replied 25 days ago.
see attached, hunter care, size 0.
Expert:  rarewares replied 25 days ago.

This is an 1897 Waltham 18k gold hunter case size 0

15-jewel pendant watch with a grade 65, model 1891 movement.

The value of this watch is $1200 to $1500 retail.
Some sites that I recommend for selling are,,, Ebay and
You can also go to or and search their directory for an auction house near you and consign to them.

To finish, I will need you to click the five stars at the top of your screen and hit the submit button, thanks!

Expert:  rarewares replied 23 days ago.

I am following up to see if you have read your answer and need further help with this item.
Please do let me know.

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