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  1. merchantvice

    merchantvice Jul 18, 2016

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    I have what I believe to be a 9ct gold pocket watch, left to me by my Grandfather, I think its 1920s?
    Anymore information would be greatly appreciated.

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    Regards

    Mark - Hampshire UK
     
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  2. BlackTalon

    BlackTalon Jul 18, 2016

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    I don't have much to offer other then I think it is actually 18k, and not 9k (the 775 marking)
     
  3. merchantvice

    merchantvice Jul 18, 2016

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    Cheers, Looking closer at it, its actually 375, what does that number mean?
     
  4. Willem023

    Willem023 Jul 18, 2016

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    What have you found out yourself already on this watch? Googled ‘vintage Omega pocket watch" or 'Dennison' and looked for serial numbers to date the watch? What do the (gold?-)marks tell you?
    Looks nice a nice piece.
     
  5. merchantvice

    merchantvice Jul 18, 2016

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    I did look some stuff up a little, but I have no idea what to look for to be honest. I did look up Dennison a little while ago... I don't really know what the gold marks mean. Are there any sites to look up this sort of stuff?

    Cheers
     
  6. gatorcpa

    gatorcpa ΩF InvestiGator Staff Member Jul 18, 2016

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    That's the fineness of 9K gold measured expressed in a decimal format.

    9/24 = 0.375.
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  7. merchantvice

    merchantvice Jul 18, 2016

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    Ok, looking further, I have established that the case is 9ct (.375) 37.5% gold. Made in Birmingham. Case serial no. 208914. Assay letter of V, but I'm not sure what year it represents. I believe the watch was given to my grandfather during or after WWI
     
  8. merchantvice

    merchantvice Jul 18, 2016

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    Going by the serial number on the watch, it would make it around 1920
     
  9. Peemacgee

    Peemacgee Purrrr-veyor of luxury cat box loungers Jul 18, 2016

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    That V also puts it at 1920-21
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  10. gatorcpa

    gatorcpa ΩF InvestiGator Staff Member Jul 18, 2016

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  11. merchantvice

    merchantvice Jul 18, 2016

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    Thanks guys
     
  12. BlackTalon

    BlackTalon Jul 18, 2016

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    D'oh, sorry! I should have blown up the photo more.

    Pretty cool watch; congrats on having a really nice piece of family history.
     
  13. OMTOM

    OMTOM Aug 4, 2019

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    Dating early-1920s - but I know nothing about Dennison cases. Definitely 9 carat.
    David Boettcher's wonderful website http://www.vintagewatchstraps.com/casemarks.php gives more info.
    A high quality Omega movement, probably quality 'D' and known as a 'Leader'.
    Difficult to tell whether it's a 19''' (diameter 42.3 mm) or 20''' (diameter 44.5 mm).
    Recommend that you get it serviced!
    You have PM. Tom
     
  14. Mark79

    Mark79 Aug 4, 2019

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    Hi, did you find anything else about the watch, I have same one too, would be good to compare notes, Mark
    thankyou for the information, yes I will get it serviced and keep for a long time, regards mark