Any advice greatly appreciated

Discussion in 'European & Other Pocket Watches' started by Tina M Rodriguez, Oct 16, 2019.

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  1. Tina M Rodriguez

    Tina M Rodriguez New Member

    Oct 16, 2019
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    My name is Tina Rodriguez age 39 mom-of-three recently acquired a Jules Jurgensen watch and am looking for any advice or tips on how to figure out exactly what version it is? If you cannot tell I'm very new to this so any tips hints advice suggestions are much appreciated thank you and have a great day
  2. Ethan Lipsig

    Ethan Lipsig Registered User
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    Your first step should be to take clear, close-up pictures of the following features and post them in a reply to this message:

    1. The back of the case, and its front if it has a front cover.
    2. The dial
    3. The inside of the outer cover or covers.
    4. If the watch has a second back cover inside the outer cover, both sides of it.
    5. The movement.

    If your photos aren't clear, write out all the things written on the dial, the case, and the movement, except for tiny hand scratched or handwritten marks.

    The inner and outer covers likely pry open. Try doing that with your fingernail. If that doesn't work, have your local jeweler open the back covers unless you are sure you know what you are doing. Do not force them open.

    If your watch has a front cover, it probably opens by pushing down on the knurled knob used to wind your watch.

    Until you know what you have, don't do anything else with the watch, including winding it.

    Jules Jurgensen watches from the 19th Century that are in good condition are fairly valuable. 20th Century examples usually are worth little more than the scrap value of their cases.
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  3. Dr. Jon

    Dr. Jon Moderator
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    Ethan's advice is sound but he assumed you are posting about a pocket watch and we do not know that ( but since you posted in the pocket watch section Ethan's assumption is reasonable).

    If you have a wrist watch it is probably from the 1960's or 1970's when the brand made the cheapest gold watches, which were often given as event presents such as graduations.

    Let us know more and we can tell you more.

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