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    Seeking info on what appears to be a Vacheron

    A colleague acquired this a while back at his store, and he is trying to identify the maker. There are no marks on the dial, or movement that we can find. The inside case back has the engraving as pictured. The case is 18 karat gold, and is 42 mm diameter. The crystal is glass , and has a...
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    $ 18 karat Longines pocket watch with enameled case and bow

    Thanks Bryan. I may try to refinish the dial myself. I think it was rhodium plated originally, so I may carefully remove all the old plating and do it. Do you have any contact information for Marty Bell? Thanks!
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    $ 18 karat Longines pocket watch with enameled case and bow

    I picked this up a while back. The movement was a 19 jewel 17.89, but it was rusted beyond repair. I was having zero luck finding another 19J, so I put a 17J in it, and just had it serviced. It has 18K hallmark inside case back. The case has some really nice blue enamel work, the bow is also...
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    Le Coultre 5 minute repeater?

    I have posted before about a 5 minute repeater that I acquired a while back. It is unsigned, but many thought it was possibly by Le Coultre. I found a photo today that was sent to me by the watchmaker that serviced it for me. It is a pic of the front of the movement with the dial removed. I had...
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    I clean American dials in Polident denture, safe to clean verge dials the same way?

    Re: I clean American dials in Polident denture, safe to clean verge dials the same wa Any elements of the halogen group, chlorine-bromine-iodine-fluorine, can break down the alloys in gold items. White gold is most commonly affected due to nickel content, but yellow gold is also susceptible. It...
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    Seeking info on this repeater

    Here are photos of the hallmarks on other case sections. It is not signed under the hammers.
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    Seeking info on this repeater

    A friend brought this to my shop today. It has a hallmarked 18K gold case, engraved T. F. Cooper, London on inside case back. It is a repeater, but unsigned. Did Cooper build his own movements? Watch is not running, so I cannot test the repeater. I noticed the balance has a rose cut diamond...
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    Need help identifying this pocket watch

    I took these pics with my phone, hence the poor quality. Next time I go to his store I'll take my camera and get some better photos.
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    Need help identifying this pocket watch

    I rotated the annoying sideways photo...
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    Seeking info on a Lord Elgin

    Thanks Doug!
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    Need help identifying this pocket watch

    A colleague just acquired this watch, and is trying to find some information about it. It has an 18 karat case, but appears to have a non gold inner case, as shown in photos. He isn't seeking the value, just age and maker. The crystal has a "dimple" in the center, and the back is enameled. Thanks!
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    Seeking info on a Lord Elgin

    I received this in 1982 from my parents for graduation, and I am curious how old it is. I'm assuming late 1940's or early 1950's. Is this about right?
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    Dial "Miracle"

    Cyanide is magical for removing tarnish. I used it for years to remove discoloration from gold. That was years ago when you could order hazardous chemicals and have them shipped cheaply. We also used it , along with tech grade hydrogen peroxide, to "bomb" gold castings. Heat the cyanide to near...

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