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Hello, I have pictures in which I need information and desperate for some opinions on experts. This is apparently over 100 years old, and i provided the picture with the information that i can read on the watch inside. where i live, there are no professional appraisers. Please help as much as you can with what brand this might be, and how much you believe its worth? ill send more pics if you need, i can only send 2 as i can see. thank you!

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Margaret,
You might want to have the stones tested if they are real diamonds they might make the watch worth authinticating the word brass makes me think they are not, however platinum indicates they might be.  It is very dificult to test and research with photos, there are lots of websites that have MFG marks you can research, I didn't see the mark on this site however you might find it, http://goldsmithworks.com/watch_and_clock_makers_marks.htm
This site should also be of interest to you:
http://www.vintagewatchstraps.com/casemarks.html
This site also had a good amount of information:
http://poincon.blogspot.com/

However without studying the watch closer it is hard to say if it was a custom made watch by a jeweler. I would try to get a local jeweler to test the metal and stones and then decide if you want to have the watch appraised after you ascertain if it is worth it.
Let me know if this helps.
Chris

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Chris Eilertsen

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I have been in the Jewelry Industry 20 years and Apprenticed as a silver smith took classes in Casting sculpting repair and trained under master gold and silver smiths as well as some experience in Faceting and diamond cutting and polishing for repair. Plating, Wax work, Diamond Setting, Engraving, Carving, Mold Making, design, some watch repair, tool making, enamel work, refining, mining, sales, sand blasting, casting. Have worked in Platinum, Gold, Silver, Pewter, Brass, Bronze, Aluminum,Steel,Titanium,Wood, Plastic, and Stone. 10 years Appraisal work in Jewelry.

Experience

20 years commercial experience in Repair Manufacturing and sales of Jewelry 3 years school 4 year apprentice. Worked on the duplication of the treasure found on the Spanish Galleon Maravalla by Dr. Cecil Humphreys. Traveled with and manufactured the souvenirs and miscellaneous replicas from the King Tut Exhibit when it visited the US.

Organizations
Former member AGTA and GIA and a ten year member of Memphis Jewelers association. 17 years experience in Tuscon Jewelry shows buying and selling.

Publications
JCK Tuscon Show Gude

Education/Credentials
Classes at MSU and The Memphis art academy in Jewelry sculpting, Specialized Repair school, and 2 apprenticeships in Silversmithing from Juelius Astor, and Goldsmithing from Katchic Yacubian both masters for over 35 years each.Studied with Dr. Richard Prilliman, and several others.

Awards and Honors
JCK Tuscon Show honorable mention in design.

Past/Present Clients
Dr. Cecil Humphreys Finder of the Spanish Galleon Maravalla, The Vanderbilts, Miscellaneous repair antique estate pieces. Elvis Presley Repair and Appraise 2 pieces of jewelry. Rifat Hassan and Nihall Mumtaz With the King Tut Exhibit. Trade work for over 36 Major Chains from Zales to Sams.

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