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What Is My Watch Worth?

People frequently want to know how much their antique or vintage watch is worth. Unfortunately, determining your watch's value is a hard question to answer. These web pages covers many of the general ways to try and find an answer to this question.

Table of Contents

There Is No Single Dollar Value
The Most Accurate Method
The Quickest Method
The Price Guide Method
The Online Elgin Database Method
The eBay Completed Auctions Method
The Appraisal Method
The Evaluation Method     (General Overview)
The Evaluation Method     (Detailed)
The Email the Webmaster Method


The Watch Appraisal Method

There are several places that offer watch appraisals as a service. While I haven't used any of them, I suspect that they will give you about as accurate of an estimate as you can get without actually buying or selling your watch. The ones that I know of are:

The watchmaker, Ed Ueberall of The Escapement will do appraisals.
The noted watch expert, Roy Ehrhardt will appraise watches.
The watch dealer, Eli's Pocket Watches will appraise watches.
The watch dealer, The Time Machine will appraise watches. (And will do it for free if you pay them to fix the watch.)

PRO:   Good, but not flawless accuracy
CON:   Costs a fair amount of money and often the watch must be sent to the appraiser.

I'm so happy to add Eppraisals.com back to this list! On Mar 20, 2001, Eppraisals.com spammed a bunch of people, including me. In protest, I removed them from this list with the following comment:

The web service Eppraisals.com also does appraisals. These guys spammed a whole bunch of NAWCC members. Are they getting desperate and about ready to go under?
On June 15, 2001, Eppraisals.com closed their doors.


Table of Contents

There Is No Single Dollar Value
The Most Accurate Method
The Quickest Method
The Price Guide Method
The Online Elgin Database Method
The eBay Completed Auctions Method
The Appraisal Method
The Evaluation Method     (General Overview)
The Evaluation Method     (Detailed)
The Email the Webmaster Method

While I'm not an expert, I believe the information on this page is correct. Please send suggestions and corrections to the webmaster.
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