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    AMAZING Railroad Pocket Watch!! Gold??

    I actually found this a couple weeks ago, but I lost all the pictures on my phone when it updated . I ended up recovering them off the memory card, so I figured I'd post it! Anyway, I recently bought a new NEL Storm coil for my AT Pro, so I wanted to take it on a test hunt to get an idea of how it performed in the field. I took it to a buddy's place that was built in the 1830s or 1840s. We have hunted it a lot, I thought the NEL would be able to sniff out some deeper relics... and I was right! I got a strong, deep signal that ended up being this awesome pocket watch! The ground was thawing, so everything I dug was covered in a thick layer of mud. That being said, I couldn't see anything engraved on it while I was out there. Imagine my surprise when I finally was able to wash it off and saw a great train scene engraved on both sides! It appears to be gold, but I haven't had it tested yet. I doubt it is, and I don't want to risk breaking it by opening it. Gold or not, it's definitely a great start to 2018! Enjoy!

    PF
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    If you search long enough, you will find what you are looking for.

    2018 RUNNING TOTALS:

    Shield Nickels: 1
    V Nickels: 2
    Jeff Nickels: 6
    Silvers: 6
    Large Cents: 1
    Wheat Cents: 22
    Indian Head Cents: 3
    Civil War Bullets: 30
    Civil War Buttons: 13
    Rings: 3

    Awesome Relics:
    Uranium Glass Caddy, Silver Match Vesta, Railroad Pocket Watch, Patriotic Suspender Buckle(x2!), Civil War eagle piece, Civil War era gold mourning pin


    JUNK!: 50+ Lbs

    Total Hunts: 32

    Updated: 8/12/2018

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    Very nice find!

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    ARC

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    Ya gotta open it up... AFTER good soft external cleaning.

    All info is inside case.

    PS... The green "crust" is not a good sign of gold.
    Have permission... Fill holes... Dispose of trash. - Lurking in The RCT - Random Chat Thread - http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/ev...l-welcome.html

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    probably gold filled? Could be solid gold, though it is unlikely. Still even if it turns out gold filled it is a great find!
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    nice find! It contains at least some gold. I found one a while back that after a quick wipe looked really good. Turned out to be what's called "rolled gold" which is essentially a thick plate. Let us know what you find out

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    WOW what a great find!!

    I think it was more about getting your coil over the target this time, rather than I do the Storm coil (given the depth), but whatever the reason for the find I still thinks its pretty great!!
    Treasure is where you find it, trash is where they left it.

    John

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    I think it looks like gold ,no corrosion after being underground for over 150 years.?....A GREAT START ....

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    Sweet, congrats on that cool pocket watch. Don'tcha just love to see gold when the dirt is washed away.
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    Congratulations on your awesome score! Sorry about your phone update challenge .

    Hope it’s gold my friend!

    Cheers

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    Ryan

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    A pocket watch of that caliber is at the top of my bucket list. That is a gorgeous find, and a GREAT way to start 2018! Congratulations on a spectacular find!!
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    Nice pocket watch you dug there.
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    I'd take it to a jeweler, have him open it up and show you the letters, words and numbers that will be there.
    Ask him what they all mean.

    Don....
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    Congratulations on the nice find!
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    Now thats awesome regardless of the gold content. Sweet find!
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    Still working on getting this one! 😃👍

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    Cool as all get out mate. Love it regardless of gold content. SWEET!
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