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Cordon women’s pendant watch

nightship538

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Hello,
I have received a family heirloom and am seeking some information about the watch and its value. The watch made by Cordon, and I was told that The Cordon name was registered by Swiss manufacturer Auguste Schiele of La Chaux De Fonds in September of 1900. I do not see a specific serial number on the movement, and have attached several photos. Thanks for any information you can provide.

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Dr. Jon

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It is a nice item mid level quality. Small "ladies" watches rarely have much value beyond the gold in the case. It is marked 14k but not hallmarked so the gold content is likely to be less than advertised.

The enamel work adds very little value, it would be more if it were more elaborate or a portrait and some is missing.

The watch has some condition issues since it is missing some enamel and a bow.

The look of movement is consistent with your research dating after 1900 but not much after, It is a cylinder escapement which was well on its way out.

Small ladies watches were usually worn by women who dd no expose them to much damage and were carefull cared for so this makes the watch less desirable. It is much more ornate than a watches used by nurses but if yor relative used ot for nursing there are probably stories it could tell.

It is probably a lot more valuable as an heirloom than a source of cash.
 

nightship538

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It is a nice item mid level quality. Small "ladies" watches rarely have much value beyond the gold in the case. It is marked 14k but not hallmarked so the gold content is likely to be less than advertised.

The enamel work adds very little value, it would be more if it were more elaborate or a portrait and some is missing.

The watch has some condition issues since it is missing some enamel and a bow.

The look of movement is consistent with your research dating after 1900 but not much after, It is a cylinder escapement which was well on its way out.

Small ladies watches were usually worn by women who dd no expose them to much damage and were carefull cared for so this makes the watch less desirable. It is much more ornate than a watches used by nurses but if yor relative used ot for nursing there are probably stories it could tell.

It is probably a lot more valuable as an heirloom than a source of cash.
Thank you for replying. It has been interesting to learn about pocket watches.
 

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