Collectors have a persistent interest in fine wristwatches & pocket watches, especially those with solid 10-, 14- or 18-karat gold cases. We frequently purchase high-grade or railroad-grade pocket watches by popular pocket watch brands. The watches we buy include Elgin pocket watches, Hamilton pocket watches, Illinois pocket watches, Waltham pocket watches, and popular accessories like antique pocket watch chains and fobs.
Antique Fobs and Chains
Antique watch fobs are small accessories that were added to the chains of pocket watches for personal flair and style, often themselves on short chains or ribbons. One common type of pocket watch fob was a personal seal on a ribbon, used for the wax on personal correspondences. Other common watch fobs include compasses, gemstones, miniature sculptures, and small pocket knives. Pocket watch chains varied widely in link style, length, and chain thickness, usually based on whether they were meant for women’s pocket watches or men’s pocket watches. These antique pocket watch chains were often made from gold fill, meaning they retain scrap value even though a pocket watch chain is no longer a common accessory, and even if the gold pocket watch chain is damaged or broken.
We also buy many vintage and antique wrist watches, especially those from popular makers or with gold cases. Included are Rolex watches, Elgin wrist watches, Waltham wrist watches, Bulova wrist watches, and other popular vintage wrist watch brands. Vintage wristwatches were also commonly made with some gold content, ensuring they retain value. As with most items, these watches become more valuable if they are associated with a well known person or a famous event.
We buy all of the above items in both our Saratoga NY and Albany NY offices. To make an appointment to discuss your watch, contact us today!