Other watches exhibit a high degree of finish and decoration.

For example, polished and damaskeened plates, gold jewel settings, diamond end-stones, polished and blued screws, rounded spokes and/or gold-plated wheels, motor-barrels, "chiseled" teeth on the escape wheel...

Our Company History Pages have serial number information for most of the more common watch brands.

For some watches, particularly Swiss or European watches, it is much harder to determine the age of the watch because there are no serial numbers.

Most Swiss pocket watches did not have a unique serial number which can be used to date the watch, and for those watches the age must be estimated by the style of the movement and the way the watch is constructed.

Unfortunately, this requires a fair amount of experience and understanding of how watches were made over the years.

Once you have armed your self with the information about your watch, you can go to the Information pages to determine the age of the watch.

This identifies the watch as being made by the American Waltham Watch Co. This tells us the case was made by the American Waltham Co. The serial number on the CASE DOES NOT GIVE ANY MORE INFORMATION.

The level of movement finish and material is another important consideration.

Some watch movements are fairly rough, unadorned, and not very highly finished.

Новые товары — это абсолютно новые, неиспользованные, нераспакованные и неповрежденные товары.

If you've arrived on this page, it's probably because you're looking for an easy way to determine the value of your antique watch. " seems like such a simple question, and I wish we could offer you an Antique Watch Price Guide where all you had to do was type in your watch's serial number and up comes the watch's complete description and value, but it's just not that simple!

See our article on Watch Jewels if you're interested in learning more about why jewels are used in watches.