Jun 02, 2012, 10:01 PM
Gold Pocket Watch
Well the Bezel anyway. I think it is plated but still a nice find. I found it in the side yard of a mid 1800's Brothel in North East Kansas. I didn't find anything else worth mentioning but pocket watches are not found very often, especially Gold plated ones.
Jun 02, 2012 10:01 PM
Jun 02, 2012, 10:17 PM
Groovy find! My favorite find early on when I started detecting last year is a pocket watch bezel similar to yours but of a baser metal. After cleaning, I shined up the dull brown metal with olive oil for a nice gleam. Yours being gold, even better. HH Andi
Jun 02, 2012, 10:26 PM
Cool find for sure
Jun 02, 2012, 10:37 PM
Originally Posted by OutBack Duo
Definitely a piece of history.
Last edited by CoilFisher; Jun 02, 2012 at 10:40 PM.
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Jun 04, 2012, 08:03 AM
Does anyone know if there were ever GOLD pocket watches that were not plated? Could they make a solid GOLD Bezel or wouldn't it be strong enough?
Jun 04, 2012, 09:03 AM
Jun 04, 2012, 09:07 AM
Breguet pocket watch, High end watch.
I picked one up years ago marked 14 k, Sorry to say it was just a Very Good FAKE.
Yes there is solid gold watches out there.
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