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The pictures will speak for themselves. It has the name and everything. It is very very old and rare. Need to know more about it and the value

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Antique Expert: Diana F., Antiques Appraiser replied 8 months ago
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Hi. My name is ***** ***** I'll be glad to help.

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Photos would be great.

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Diana

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
OK - I know this is a rare watch. Made in charleston SC in the 1800's by father and son. Names are ***** ***** watch. Marked 14K. I would like history on the makers and value of this rare piece. Thanks so much. Sending pictures.
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Antique Expert: Diana F., Antiques Appraiser replied 8 months ago

Hi. Thanks for the pictures. Unfortunately, they uploaded as very small pictures. I can't make out the name on the dial or the gears. Is there any chance you could send larger photos?

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~Diana

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I took them on my very new ipad and high high quality. I dont know why they would not be clear. I have used this just answer before and pictures are always good. Can I email them or text them to you?
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I am going to send you a few more pictures. The maker is on the front of watch. I can read my pics if you need help.
Antique Expert: Diana F., Antiques Appraiser replied 8 months ago

They're clear. They're just showing up as very small images on my end. It could be the site resized them in the upload process.

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If you want to try emailing them that would be great. Just send them to***@******.***. Tell them that you're trying to get pictures to DianaF in antiques.

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~Diana

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I took some new ones. Give me 5 and i will attatch
Antique Expert: Diana F., Antiques Appraiser replied 8 months ago

Great. Thanks.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Here are four new ones. You can see the makers, the jewels and the 14K gold. Thanks
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Antique Expert: Diana F., Antiques Appraiser replied 8 months ago

Those are perfect. Thanks. Let me see what I can put together for you.

~Diana

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Great. Thanks.....
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Any Luck...
Antique Expert: Diana F., Antiques Appraiser replied 8 months ago

Hi. I've been able to find a bit about the family, like birth dates, where they were in business, roughly when the father started it, etc. The biggest obstacle I've run into so far, is a lack of any sale records on their watches. I'm still looking, but so far I haven't managed to find even one.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
that is the same for me I found out about the family in Charleston just by Googling it. That is easy if you don't think you can put a value on it then I'd like to just move forward and try to find a watch expert and thank you for your time but hope not to be charged if you can't put a value on it
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Please let me know if I should try another route. Thanks
Antique Expert: Diana F., Antiques Appraiser replied 8 months ago

Hi. I'm sorry for just getting back with you. I actually reached out to a few others here to see if they might turn up something I couldn't find. They didn't have any luck either.

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I could value it because on the quality, but I do think you would be better off letting a more local watch appraiser appraise it. I can only go by what I see...not what I can inspect and feel, if that makes sense. There are some interesting details to the movement that aren't exactly like most American watches. You can see some of the Swiss influence that was likely picked up by the father. I think letting someone get their hands on it would be better since we can't turn up any definite record on their timepieces.

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I can try to help you find someone rather than just have this closed or I can just pass this on to customer service for a refund.

~Diana

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
HI, Thank you so much. Please just do a refund, I will try another avenue
Thank You, Joanna
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