How Old Is My Watch?

Discussion in 'Jewelry' started by TraceyB, Oct 21, 2020.

  1. TraceyB

    TraceyB Well-Known Member

    I'm hoping someome may be able to help me with the age of this little watch please. It was left to me by my Grandma. It has no hallmark that I can see but the case looks like the colour of rose gold.
    I think it says audemars on the face of the watch.
    Thank you. 20201021_193347.jpg 20201021_193408.jpg 20201021_193432.jpg
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  2. Marie Forjan

    Marie Forjan Well-Known Member

    I think th watch people will be along to look at this. I bet they will want a close up of the watch face.

    Can you open the back? Inside it would be marked for gold if it is gold.
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  3. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

  4. TraceyB

    TraceyB Well-Known Member

    Hi Debora
    Thanks a million. I will make contact with them. I can let you know the outcome if you like.
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  5. smallaxe

    smallaxe Well-Known Member

    Please do.
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  6. TraceyB

    TraceyB Well-Known Member

    I will. Thanks again.
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  7. Well-Known Member

    Like Marie Forjan said, can you open the back to see if there's a good marking? Sure looks like it.

    Unfortunately, it seems like women's watches are much less likely to sell than male watches...though I'm sure that depends in part on who the maker is. But if nothing else (and if it is gold), you can scrap the gold.
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  8. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Agree re resale value of vintage women's watches. I was hoping the OP was going to wear it, if only occasionally. Such a sweet thing with, at the very least, sentimental value.

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  9. Well-Known Member

    Wowsa, high prices on ebay for Audemars.
  10. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    It's a luxury brand. But women's vintage watches from the 1960s more desirable than earlier.

  11. Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I noticed that all the ones listed seem much newer than OP's.
  12. TraceyB

    TraceyB Well-Known Member

    Thanks everyone. I think I will get it cleaned up and as Debora suggests I will wear it occasionally :) I will let you know if there is a hallmark inside the back case.
  13. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    Make sure you retain that strap.
  14. TraceyB

    TraceyB Well-Known Member

    Yes. I think that's all part of the history and charm
  15. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

  16. TraceyB

    TraceyB Well-Known Member

    I'll post the finished result once I've had it cleaned up. I'm dying to know if there are any hallmarks inside the case. Fingers crossed.
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