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    Farm field and woods around store and town produces gold...

    We've hunted this 17th century village for years but never bothered with some of the lower, wet spots between the store and woods - there were always better places. Although low, some of it was surprisingly sandy. Most fields around this old place have produced loads of relics so its not out of the ordinary to dig finds from different centuries. One area produced several Spanish silvers. I NEVER GOT ONE! But I did manage to get this gold Elgin pocket watch and save it from more plow damage. Some other interesting finds too (most of the modern stuff not shown). The 1819 large cent was on top of the ground. I saw it before the loop ever made a sound.

    The watch has all kinds of numbers scratched into it. It looks like 12-7-34. Could that be the date?
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    Re: Farm field and woods around store and town produces gold...

    your watch dates around circ.1890. numbers you see scatched inside the case are watchmakers scibble when the watch was serviced or broken and when he fixed it. :P

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    Re: Farm field and woods around store and town produces gold...

    Years ago, it was very common for a jeweler to scratch a date inside a watch when it was brought in to be adjusted, oiled, cleaned or repaired. Some watches that were very well taken care of, especially the gold ones, would have many dates scratched inside.

    Bob

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    Re: Farm field and woods around store and town produces gold...

    Thanks for the info.

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    Re: Farm field and woods around store and town produces gold...

    I really like that pocket watch. Lots of history there with the scribbled notes and markings. What beautiful engraving as well. Awesome find!!!!
    Always dig deeper....

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    Re: Farm field and woods around store and town produces gold...

    can I have it?
    when you tug on a single thing in nature, you'll find it's connected to the rest of the world. John muir

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    Re: Farm field and woods around store and town produces gold...

    That pocket watch is great! One of the best I have ever seen.

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    Re: Farm field and woods around store and town produces gold...

    I'm going to see if i can find the rest of it.

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    Re: Farm field and woods around store and town produces gold...

    Nice finds!

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    Re: Farm field and woods around store and town produces gold...

    Beautiful watch!

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    Re: Farm field and woods around store and town produces gold...

    that watch is gorgeous. congrats!
    Debby

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    Re: Farm field and woods around store and town produces gold...

    Quote Originally Posted by fistfulladirt
    Beautiful watch!
    Is that an AMX in your avatar?

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    Re: Farm field and woods around store and town produces gold...

    'Banner!!!!!!!!!! Gold pocket watches don,t come out of the ground everyday congrats

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    Re: Farm field and woods around store and town produces gold...

    Awesome gold watch!! Banner!
    God and country.

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    Re: Farm field and woods around store and town produces gold...

    Sweet finds and love the gold

 

 
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