Estimation Pocket watch

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Pocket watch

Do you own any pocket watch? Are you curious to know what they are worth? Our Experts can provide a free appraisal to give you an estimate of the market price, then help you to ensure the best possible price should you decide to sell.

How much is a pocket watch worth?

The pocket watch is a pocket model. It was usually attached to the garment with a chain or ribbon. It was used until the 20th century, until the arrival of the wristwatch. The pocket watch is said to have been developed in the early 1500s by the German watchmaker Peter Henlein, but this paternity is not universally accepted. The first watches were worn as pendants. This model was to spread throughout Europe, particularly in the 17th century through the intermediary of King Charles II of England. This object was also a fashion accessory. Thanks to the industrial revolution, the pocket watch spread rapidly.

To avoid shocks on the dial, a cover protects it. The materials used are diverse, some models are made of gold, silver or various metals. Some pieces are true works of art thanks to their guilloché, chiselled or enamel decorations. The mechanisms used are either mechanical or quartz. The winder can be located either above the number 12 or above the number 3.

The main large gusset watch houses are Hamilton, Longines, Omega.

Today, pocket watches are sought after by collectors. Some models can be expensive. Numerous replicas are circulating on the market, so it is necessary to be more vigilant. Old watches in working order are rare. It is therefore important to have them maintained. The evaluation of a pocket watch is complex. The characteristics taken into account include the precious stones in the mechanisms, the movement, the brand.

The most expensive pocket watch in the world is the “Graves” created by Patek Philippe. It reached a record price of 24 million dollars at an auction in 2014 at Sotheby’s in Geneva.

How do we appraise your pocket watch?

Requesting an online valuation of your watch is simple and entirely free of charge. You just need to complete our appraisal form with a brief description and some photos. This information will be sent directly to one of our experts who will provide you with a price range and sales advice.

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If you own a pocket watch, use our online form for a free appraisal.

You will then be contacted by a member of our team of experts and auctioneers to give you an independent opinion of the market price. Should you wish to sell your watch, our specialists will also advise you on the various options available for selling at the best price.

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