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    1924 Illinois pocket watch

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ID:	1880656It's been awhile since I've done a blind hunt at night. Left my job site and swung by an old church. Went around outside the chain link fence and just dug signals from 23 up on the equinox. I'll go back and hunt it right when I have more time and light. Kept throwing everything in my pouch once I separated them from the dirt with no light. I got a sweet 31-32 and was thinking maybe aluminum can. To My surprise it was this 1924 Illinois pocket watch. The gears are all rusted, but I'm happy anytime I find a pocket watch. Thanks for looking and Happy Hunting!!!

    Sorry about the dirt on my scratch stone. I may have knocked it off the counter. The lines are from bottom to top-10kt,14kt,18kt. The bezel Looks to be 10kt gold, maybe 14kt.
    Last edited by Digger RJ; Nov 20, 2020 at 09:42 AM.
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    Pics?
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  3. #3

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    Wow looks high $

    Go back and see if you can find the back to it
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    cool!
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    Nice find! Interesting looking watch! Thanks for sharing with us.

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    It appears to have a solid gold bezel, have you been able to confirm this ?
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    WOW! Initially, I thought it was silver. AMAZING FIND! I want one sooooo bad! lol
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  9. #9
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    Cool old watch, congrats!
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    I thought it was Silver at first too. Figured the weight was just because the guts were still in it.
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    Nice one !
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    1724 - K.G. Half Penny *** 1736 - K.G. Half Penny *** 1783 - Half Real *** 1787 - Connecticut Copper
    1817 - Large Cent *** 1829 - Capped Bust Dime *** 1837 - Capped Bust Half Dime *** 1852 - Three Cent *** 1857 - Flying Eagle Cent *** 1865 - Two Cent *** 1872 - Shield Nickel *** 1877 - Seated Quarter

  12. #12
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    I love finding pocket watches whole/pieces. I have yet to find a whole one yet...just random pieces so far. My fascination with them has led me to purchase 2...I don't wind them very often unfortunately as the gentle ticking drives my wife crazy when it gets quiet...LOL! Congrats btw!
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    Running Totals-

    Silver Coins-8
    Buffalo Nickels-1
    V Nickels-2
    Large Coppers-0
    IHP-2
    Buttons-10
    Keys-15
    Tokens-10
    Gold Items-2
    Horseshoes-3

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    Pocket watches are right up there in my list of favorite things. Congratulations on finding a really nice looking one!



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    I have found a dozen pocket watches, even a solid silver one pounder rail watch. But never a gold... Awesome find!
    All relics, coins, or other items appearing in any of my signatures were found on PRIVATE PROPERTY with total consent and permission from the owners of said property.

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    Very cool! Good to see you still at it. Work has had me swamped for the last 3 months.
    My field test of the Sunray X-5 coil is published in the May 2010 Issue of Western & Eastern Treasures.

    My field test of the Sunray X-12 Coil is published in the June 2010 Issue of Western & Eastern Treasures.

    My field test of the Coiltek 5x7 Coil is published in the July 2012 Issue of Western & Eastern Treasures.

    My "Deep Coin" Explorer settings, and finds are published in Andy Sabisch's Minelab Explorer & E-Trac Handbook.

    Here's the story of my BEST FIND EVERhttp://www.treasurenet.com/forums/be...find-ever.html

 

 

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