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Value of 1896 elgin open face pocket watch serial numberJA:

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value of 1896 elgin open face pocket watch serial number(###) ###-####JA: I always love having an appraiser look at my stuff. Sometimes its turned out to be surprisingly valuable. Tell us what else you do know and the Antiques Appraiser will be able to better assist you.
Customer: the watch is in working order and has been in my dresser drawer for many years.
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Antiques Appraiser should know?
Customer: I`m ready to sell.
Submitted: 8 days ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Diana F. replied 8 days ago.

Hi. My name is ***** ***** I'll be glad to help.

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Is that serial from the case or from the gears of the watch? If it's from the case, do you think you can open it up and get the number off the gears?

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Here's a site with some tips on how to open your watch in case you need it:

http://www.thewatchguy.com/pages/OPENCASE.html

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Also, do you know what your case is made out of? Is it gold, silver, etc? Does the case have any marks on it?

Thanks,

Diana