I have a watch very similar to this ended listing:
My watch reads "seven X jewels"- does this mean seventeen jewels? My watch also appears to have one ruby/garnet, and the rest of the jewels appear to be quartz.
Does anyone know the time period when these watches were made? I will try to get some good pics of mine tomorrow and add them. Mine was added to a black ribbon pendant, the kind they used to use on ladies wrist watches. Thanks for any help you can give me. I know nothing about watches!
The lapel watch that you reference is actually not a very good example.
While the dealer placed a starting price of $395.00 on the watch, he had little chance of achieving a price anywhere near that. I'm betting he meant to place a price of $39.50 on it, and even that is overly optimistic for a worn gold plated out of fashion lapel watch.
Hopefully you'll get some pictures on and we can all take a look.
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While it was overpriced somewhat, I have learned by researching it is a pool of lights piece- the front and back are rock crystal, and I have only seen two others in addition to that dealer's and mine! There is a current auction running if you search pool of lights.
It is a very basic movement, 7 jewels, cheap fashion watch from the latter part of the 20th. C. No interest to watch collectors, its only value would be as a watch to wear and use if you like the look.
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