Watch age

Discussion in 'European & Other Pocket Watches' started by jestertab, Dec 3, 2007.

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  1. jestertab

    jestertab New Member

    Dec 3, 2007
    I have a pocket watch that was given to me as a child, some 35 to 40 years ago.

    It says Revlon 17 Jewels and swiss made on the inside.

    The cover has a hunting scene, a hunter with two dogs in the woods. I will try and get a picture of it up loaded tonight.

    Is there a good way to find out how old it is and what it might be worth?

    thanks for your help
  2. Don Dahlberg

    Don Dahlberg Registered User
    NAWCC Member

    Aug 31, 2000
    Welcome to the NAWCC Message Board,

    Please note, that NAWCC is forbidden by law from commenting on value.

    Our brief rules are in the upper left corner of the screen.

    Swiss watches are very difficult to identify. Incomplete or barely complete Ebauche movements were made by dozens of companies. These were then purchased by thousands of individuals or other companies and finished and cased. A given Ebauche movement could be finished to any level desired. They were then sold with no names or dozens of names that changed often. Most of these companies were not after brand loyalty, but rather wanted to hide who was making the watch.

    Sometimes we can identify the ebauche maker or even the finisher. This does not happen very often.

  3. LloydB

    LloydB Registered User

    Feb 24, 2006
    La Crosse, Wisconsin's West Coast
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    A picture of the movement would be some help.

    It's quite possible that this was a premium sent
    out to distributors or as a "prize" for sales reps.

    Revlon has been involved in branding watches
    for sale to the public -- but mostly wrist watches.

    In any event, most Swiss pocket watches
    from the 1960's (?) are not yet very collectible,
    but advertising items may be if you find the right
    party. If it runs, put it away until you find an
    interested Revlon collector. But don't keep it
    wound up, as that may cause damage.

    Good Luck LloydB

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