Lady Hamilton 14K wristwatch. Issue... glue??

Discussion in 'Jewelry' started by Lucille.b, Feb 6, 2023.

  1. Lucille.b

    Lucille.b Well-Known Member

    Hopefully not going to lose money on this since I got it for $20 and the case is 14K w/2 tiny diamonds and watch works, but once home noticed what maybe looks like glue (?) or some kind of leaking oil (??) on close inspection. What do you think this gold colored stuff is around the edges?


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  2. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Can you open it to see or feel what it is? Try the back, and see if you feel up to going further.
  3. Lucille.b

    Lucille.b Well-Known Member

    Thanks for taking a look, AJ.

    It's under the glass crystal and the and everything is tight as can be. I see a small piece of it appears to have oozed out -- whatever it is has hardened. I'm thinking maybe the crystal fell off and someone glued it with a glue that turned color. The back is engraved with names and a date of 1956, so possibly this was done a while ago.
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  4. terry5732

    terry5732 Well-Known Member

    Crystal sealer

    Scrap it

    The metal exceeds the watch value
  5. Lucille.b

    Lucille.b Well-Known Member

    Thanks Terry. Crystal sealer would explain it.
  6. bosko69

    bosko69 Well-Known Member

    Research prices/sold on Ebay & just run it by a watch tech for an opinion.I'd think as scrap it'd be pretty light w/ all the movement,etc removed.
    $20 seemed a prudent gamble.
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  7. Lucille.b

    Lucille.b Well-Known Member

    Thought it was a no brainer when I saw the 14K Biggs Gold mark, and believe it or not you don't really see the sealer at first, however when I started photographing there was no missing it. The watch seems to be in working order.

    I'm going to put it up on Ebay AS IS with everything I know with a starting bid of $50. This brand seems to have a following, so we'll see what happens. Maybe some watch person or scrapper will grab it.
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  8. terry5732

    terry5732 Well-Known Member

    Scrap is likely over $100

    feebay is 15%
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  9. Lucille.b

    Lucille.b Well-Known Member

    Good info. Thanks, Terry!
  10. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    I wonder if women's watches like this will ever make a come back....?
  11. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    I'm thinking you're right.......
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  12. terry5732

    terry5732 Well-Known Member

    This is a Hamilton
    Your's may be slightly less. I figure $35/gram. The gold filled in the band is higher than sterling value.
  13. Lucille.b

    Lucille.b Well-Known Member

    Thank you Terry. That's an excellent comparison, also helpful info on the band.
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