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    Default Keystone Pocket Watch, Hunter case marked "Warranted Fine Solid Gold"

    Opinions needed please.
    First time posting here. Hope the pics are showing up okay.
    The works are marked Keystone #577789, the case has an etched train on the front and is marked, "Warranted fine solid gold". (There is also a four leaf clover underneath this). I'm curious if gold fill or solid gold. Tests good but my jeweler questions if gold since "warranted" is usually used for gold fill.


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    Default Re: Keystone Pocket Watch, Hunter case marked "Warranted Fine Solid Gold" (By: Donna)

    Welcome Donna,
    My trademarks book doesn't show the mark, however someone will find it.

    The watch is an Illinois 4 size(very small ladies watch) that has 11 jewels.

    It is a hunting movement made in 1886 and a total of 37,500 were made of that grade.

    It is lever set and the plates are made of Gilt.

    It would be considered a "Private Label" because of the "Keystone" signature on the plate.
    Jim Haney

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    Default Re: Keystone Pocket Watch, Hunter case marked "Warranted Fine Solid Gold" (By: Jim Haney)

    Thanks so much Jim!

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    Default Re: Keystone Pocket Watch, Hunter case marked "Warranted Fine Solid Gold" (By: Donna)

    The Elgin Watch Case Co. trademark below is the only trademark that I could find that was anywhere close.

    Robert
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    Default Re: Keystone Pocket Watch, Hunter case marked "Warranted Fine Solid Gold" (By: Robert Sweet)

    Thank you. I'll check that out.

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    Default Re: Keystone Pocket Watch, Hunter case marked "Warranted Fine Solid Gold" (By: Donna)

    My bet would be on lower grade gold, something in the 8K to 10K range. If I remember right I had a similarly marked example a while back.

    Looks like a nice original watch and I like the oncoming train engraving within the Keystone shaped border.
    Fred Hansen
    NAWCC #109682

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    Default Re: Keystone Pocket Watch, Hunter case marked "Warranted Fine Solid Gold" (By: Fred Hansen)

    Thank you!

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    Default Re: Keystone Pocket Watch, Hunter case marked "Warranted Fine Solid Gold" (By: Donna)

    Donna,

    I'm with Fred on the gold content of the case and I am really with him on it being a nice watch. The Keystone on the movement paired with the keystone engraving on the case is really something. I love it.
    John Cote
    Watch Collector (pocket & wrist), Clock Admirer, Time Nerd...

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    Default Re: Keystone Pocket Watch, Hunter case marked "Warranted Fine Solid Gold" (By: John Cote)

    Thank you John!

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