|As we stated on the About Us page, for many years our father was avidly passionate about collecting. He became somewhat of an expert on the items that he collected including how to determine the condition and therefore the value of an item.
Dad went to great lengths to organize and catalog his collections including determining the condition and grading of items. His determination of condition and value is given top priority when we determine Item Pricing.
We also incorporate our own experience and knowledge as well as standard grading practices outlined in The Complete Price Guide to Watches by Cooksey Shugart, Tom Engle & Richard E Gilbert. And what we found to be a comprehensive representation of conditioning provided by Pocketwatcher.org which we have expanded upon.
||Never worn, no problems whatsoever, looks the same as it did when it left the jeweler's store. Watches in this condition are seldom seen and command significant premiums.
||90% - 99%
||A seldom used watch showing very minor handling blemishes.
||80% - 89%
||Shows evidence of occasional use, no easily noticeable signs of wear. A very presentable watch.
||70% - 79%
||Wear and occasional use are evident, but there may be minor brass on gold-filled cases. There may be minor dings or scratches.
||60% - 69%
||Wear and use are evident, minor brassing on gold-filled cases. There may be more dings or scratches.
||50% - 59%
||Daily and frequent use are obvious, easily noticable brass and wear, and possible dings and scratches.
||30% - 49%
||Wear and use are quite evident, brassing on gold-filled cases. There may be multiple, highly noticable dings or scratches or other damage.
With each Item we will display a description and multiple images as necessary to help you visualize the condition of that Item. In addition, larger, more detailed images are available upon request.