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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 Online Elgin Database Method

The Online Elgin Database can be used to give an estimate about the value of a watch. First, enter the serial number off the movement of the watch. Along with a lot of other information about your watch, toward the bottom will be a link to the search eBay logs for the same grade as your watch. This list will give you a general idea of what prices similar watches have brought on eBay in the past.

PRO:   Accurately records of real transactions over many months, and free to boot!
CON:   Requires a fair amount of knowledge to correctly interpret the logs, and information about the condition is generally not given. Most watches found on eBay are in fair to average condition. (Yes, lots are described as "mint", but they aren't.)


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.
This web site runs on 100% Open Source Software. This web page was last changed on 09/02/2002 at 22:11:06.