Antiques

Have Antique Repair Questions? Ask an Antique Appraiser

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Antiques

I own a Hamilton Railroad pocket watch circa 1920. the watch

Customer Question
belonged to my father who...
I own a Hamilton Railroad pocket watch circa 1920. the watch belonged to my father who was employed by the Pennsylvania RR for almost 50years as a Tower Operator and Train Dispatcher. He was required to use this particular for his duties and had to have the watch checked for accuracy by a RR approved locksmith. Does the watch have value and where could I go to sell same?
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Antiques
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Antiques Question
Answered in 1 hour by:
10/8/2015
Antique Expert: Glenda B., Antiques Appraiser replied 2 years ago
Glenda B.
Glenda B., Antiques Appraiser
Category: Antiques
Satisfied Customers: 25,219
Experience: 40+ yrs. Experience, 40+yrs.Dealer buying/selling antiques.14+ yrs. Antique Store Owner. Member of AOA, AADA. Advanced studies in Antiques at University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
Verified

Hello,
My name is***** will be happy to help you.
.
PLEASE DO NOT RATE THIS UNTIL AN ANSWER HAS BEEN GIVEN. EVEN IF YOU GET EMAILS PROMPTING A RATING. I mention this because you may get random prompts asking you to rate me before I've submitted an answer. Ignore them. They are automatically generated by the system (it doesn't seem to be able to distinguish an answer from preparatory back-and-forth and information gathering) and don't come from me.
.
Brief Explanation of how the appraisers work on Just Answer for you. The appraisers, do not work for the just answer site, we come to the site to answer questions customers ask there. We do not send customers any messages through email. We only communicate with a customer in this message box. We do not send emails asking for anything. After we type a communication to you, you get notified by the site we sent you a message. Just like when you send us a response we get notified so we come to this message area to respond to you.
.
Please Note: I am sorry I am unable to do live conversation per phone. There is data that needs to be obtained, this is always best in written form, in order to give a correct, honest appraisal.

I need the serial number off the inside of the watch it is located by the gears.

.

It is very important to be able to see what the customer has in order to give a correct informed value!
.x
Here are instructions for sending images several ways, you can choose which one best fits you , be sure it is uploaded to your computer,
.x

If you do not see the blue button that states attach file at the bottom of your page here are instructions to upload images !
x
Click the link: for instructions on uploading images
x
http://ww2.justanswer.com/how-do-i-send-photo-or-file-expert
.x
Or you may use this method:
.x
Go to www.imgur.com
.x
click on Computer
.x
Select the picture file from the box that pops up.
.x
Hit open.
.x
Click on Start Upload
.x
And then copy the link they give you (it will look similar to this http://www.imgur.com/xxxx) and paste it here.
x
.x
.x
.x
.x
.x
x
This a completely free photo hosting site, it does not cost one thing to use it.
x
http://www.photobucket.com/ it is very easy to use, you log in, create an account , make a user name, do not use an email address as user name , then upload your pictures, making them public, then come give me your user name, I have an account and can log into them and see them...
x
.x
x
Or:Send them like this: In an Email! This can take awhile depending on how busy they are at Just answer, they do forward them to me.
.x
.x
Send the picture to ,***@******.***, in the subject line put " Pictures for Glenda B in Antiques".
x
.x
x
In the body of the message put , your user name and name.
x
.x
x
Make sure to send these from the same address that you registered with just answer with , so they know who you are. If you send from a phone the email address on the phone you use has to match the email address you used to register on the justanswer site with.
x
.x
x
.x
x
Sometimes it can take over 24hrs, depending on how busy the site is. We the appraisers are not employees of the Just Answer site, we come to the site to answer questions, we do not work there. They get photos in from customers, they then send them to the correct departments ( categories, ) then they are forwarded to the appraisers. I have no control over how fast all of this happens. I will let you know as soon as they send them to me.
x
x
x
Glenda

Ask Your Own Antiques Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
The number found inside the Hamilton R.R. Pocket watch is(###) ###-####and the watch is gold filled. What is the value? How do I go about selling same?
Antique Expert: Glenda B., Antiques Appraiser replied 2 years ago

Hello
.

The Hamilton R.R. Pocket Serial,(###) ###-####has an estimated value on the current market for an average of $400.00-450.00, depending on the condition and where it is for sale at. These will typically sell higher in an Antique Shop or Private sale compared to an auction. If you are thinking of selling, you might want to check your local Antique Shops in the area to see what yours or one like it would sell for or has sold for, then you can decide to sell online or locally.
.
Keep in mind that not all estimated values are obtained, your geographic area plays a big role in what prices can be obtained. If you plan on selling this I would list this for sell on the internet where it will have the largest shopping market. There are some great sites you can sell from. You can sell in your local area or a larger city near you with Craigslist, it is free, and when they item sells the buyer picks it up.
.
You can sell on Etsy, which is a great place to sell from, you list Vintage Items, they can stay until they sell. Much like having a little store online. There is also Rubylane, which is a more upscale site where people sell more expensive items. There is also Tias and GoAntiques, which is on the same scale of Rubylane. There is Amazon Market Place, ArtFire and of course Ebay. All of these sites get you a lot of World Wide exposure and bring the best traffic. They are all great! If you sell to a dealer, antique shop or resell shop you can expect to get about 30-40% of what it is worth since they have to resell the item.
.
If you have any further questions or problem about your answer, please reply to me before deciding to leave a negative rating, which does effect my job.
.
If you would like to work with me on further questions you might have, it would be a pleasure to work with you again. All you have to do is put my name ( Glenda ) at the beginning of your question.
.
Please keep in mind I am only compensated from the site for my answer, if you rate me positively.
.
You do so immediately following this answer by clicking one of the top two Smiles, or Stars depending which one you see on your answer! Please let me know if you rate this answer, if it did not go through then I can take appropriate measures to make sure I am credited for this. Thanks for letting me know.
.
Thank you so much!
Glenda

Ask Your Own Antiques Question
Ask Glenda B. Your Own Question
Glenda B.
Glenda B.
Glenda B., Antiques Appraiser
Category: Antiques
Satisfied Customers: 25,219
25,219 Satisfied Customers
Experience: 40+ yrs. Experience, 40+yrs.Dealer buying/selling antiques.14+ yrs. Antique Store Owner. Member of AOA, AADA. Advanced studies in Antiques at University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Glenda B. is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

He answered my question promptly and gave me accurate, detailed information. If all of your experts are half as good, you have a great thing going here.

DianeDallas, TX

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Kim D.

Kim D.

Certified Appraiser & Antiques Expert

5,090 satisfied customers

25 Yr Decorative & Fine Art, Historic Objects Expert, CAGA, AOA

C&amp;A Appraisals (Randi)

C&A Appraisals (Randi)

Antiques and Collectibles Researcher

1,502 satisfied customers

ISA Certified fully accredited USPAP. 30+years experience. Speaker, TV, Radio, Newspaper Featured.

AntiquesExpert

AntiquesExpert

Accredited Appraiser

74 satisfied customers

Accredited Member of ISA; passed USPAP; full time appraiser; collector for 20+ years

Doris

Doris

Antiques Appraiser

6,983 satisfied customers

Antiques store owner 10+yrs.Best of City Two Years. Collector 56+yrs.USPAP compliant. Member AOA.Founded part of antiques, silver & art collection at local museum.

Glenda B.

Glenda B.

Antiques Appraiser

25,219 satisfied customers

40+ yrs. Experience, 40+yrs.Dealer buying/selling antiques.14+ yrs. Antique Store Owner. Member of AOA, AADA. Advanced studies in Antiques at University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Nora

Nora

Expert in Fine and Decorative Arts: Renaissance through Contemporary

11,130 satisfied customers

Liberal Arts BA College Degree, Post-Graduate Christie's Education in London, 10 Yrs Art World Experience in NYC, President & Founder own Corporation. Member AOA & ISA USPAP Compliant through 2019

Frank

Frank

Antiques and Collectibles Researcher

5,970 satisfied customers

Expert in gold, silver, jewelry and American antiquities.

< Previous | Next >

Related Antiques Questions
I recently bought a storage container at an auction. I found
Hello! I recently bought a storage container at an auction. I found this copper horse statue in it. I've tried looking it up but can't find it. Was wondering if Mabye you could help?… read more
LadyTanya65
LadyTanya65
Certified Antique Appraiser/ Speaker
112 satisfied customers
I have an original landscape picture signed just. Which
I have an original landscape picture signed just Andy. Which Andy painted this? … read more
Nora
Nora
Expert in Fine and Decorative Arts: Renaissance through Contemporary
Post-Graduate from Christies London
11,130 satisfied customers
Im not sure. Sirry that was terribly rude of me. Forgive my
Im not sure. Sirry that was terribly rude of me. Forgive my abruptness. … read more
Nora
Nora
Expert in Fine and Decorative Arts: Renaissance through Contemporary
Post-Graduate from Christies London
11,130 satisfied customers
I recently purchased an original oil painting by Manor
I recently purchased an original oil painting by Manor Shadian from an online auction site. I paid $4,250 for it. I am having doubts now as to the actual value because I can't find any information abo… read more
Rarewares
Rarewares
545 satisfied customers
Have a Chadwick Violin copy of amarti with label inside
Have a Chadwick Violin copy of amarti with label inside which looks like AOC 98 OB. What does this mean? … read more
Wayne
Wayne
722 satisfied customers
CAN YOU GIVE ME ADVICE AS TO THE PRICE FOR A BRONZE
CAN YOU GIVE ME ADVICE AS TO THE PRICE FOR A BRONZE SCULPTURE OF A GORILLA CAST IN 1892 AT CIRC C VALSUANI PERDUE AND SIGNER BOUTAREL… read more
LadyTanya65
LadyTanya65
Certified Antique Appraiser/ Speaker
112 satisfied customers
I have a black Starr and gorham sterling service for 12 (14
I have a black Starr and gorham sterling service for 12 (14 pieces per place setting) plus 3 serving spoons and 2 sets of carving knives and forks. The set was purchased in 1932 (approx.) from BS&G on… read more
Doris
Doris
Antiques Appraiser
Bachelor
6,983 satisfied customers
I have a few family books i would like to know the value of.
I have a few family books i would like to know the value of. no1/ THE WONDERLAND OF KNOWLEDGE vol,1 to 12 ENCYCLOPAEDIA. CANT SEE A DATE BUT KNOWN TO BE 1930 TO 1935. no2/ WONDERS OF THE WORLD forward… read more
Kim D.
Kim D.
Certified Appraiser & Antiques Expert
5,090 satisfied customers
I have a Goebel W. Germany 1955 Hummel. The number is 174
I have a Goebel W. Germany 1955 Hummel. The number is ***** and I believe it is called "She loves me, She loves me not. I was wondering its' value and how one would go about selling this item. michele… read more
Kim D.
Kim D.
Certified Appraiser & Antiques Expert
5,090 satisfied customers
I inherited a minature pistol and am curious about what it
I inherited a minature pistol and am curious about what it is … read more
Nora
Nora
Expert in Fine and Decorative Arts: Renaissance through Contemporary
Post-Graduate from Christies London
11,130 satisfied customers
I purchased a wax crayon drawing signed by Edgar Hatten.
I purchased a wax crayon drawing signed by Edgar Hatten. It's approximately 3x3 in a large mat, and the subject is a table and chairs. Do you have any idea what this is worth? … read more
Rarewares
Rarewares
545 satisfied customers
I have a three volume set of wealth of nations london 1819
I have a three volume set of wealth of nations london 1819 in good condition whats its value … read more
jennem22
jennem22
Appraiser
Bachelor's Degree
57 satisfied customers
I have a client who has a dining table that looks to be mid
I have a client who has a dining table that looks to be mid century with a metal lable underneath that reads John Stuart. She is looking to sell it and we're trying to place a value on it.... … read more
Glenda B.
Glenda B.
Antiques Appraiser
25,219 satisfied customers
I have a 20.75 inch Limoges fish platter with 2 fish on it,
I have a 20.75 inch Limoges fish platter with 2 fish on it, trimmed in gold. There are also lily pads in the pattern. I am thinking mid to 1800 to early 1900's. The mark on the back of the platter is … read more
Rarewares
Rarewares
545 satisfied customers
What is the value of a antique tiffany lamp shade that has a
what is the value of a antique tiffany lamp shade that has a couple of cracks and broken end pieces that have been glued back into place leaving the cracks and areas that were broken and glued still n… read more
Judith-on-Antiques
Judith-on-Antiques
Appraiser, Author, TV Personality
Bachelor\u0027s Degree
4,324 satisfied customers
Hhi. I want to buy a painting signed dw chastel. Its a big
hhi JA: Hi. How can I help? Customer: i want to buy a painting signed dw chastel JA: I always love having an appraiser look at my stuff. Sometimes its turned out to be surprisingly valuable. Tell us w… read more
Nora
Nora
Expert in Fine and Decorative Arts: Renaissance through Contemporary
Post-Graduate from Christies London
11,130 satisfied customers
Glenda: Looking for information about the on the back of
Glenda B: Looking for information about the mark on the back of these sterling earrings, and what do you think the green stone is? Thank you!… read more
Glenda B.
Glenda B.
Antiques Appraiser
25,219 satisfied customers
I have a Certificate of Authenticity from Sills Gallery on
I have a Certificate of Authenticity from Robert Sills Gallery on this painting: Artist Du Bois, "Promenade", Origional Oil, registration #4-14786 … read more
Nora
Nora
Expert in Fine and Decorative Arts: Renaissance through Contemporary
Post-Graduate from Christies London
11,130 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x