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Antique watch help - need some info

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posted on Jul, 17 2015 @ 06:14 PM
Hello ATS, this is directed towards anyone with knowledge of antique watches.
Today i was at the antique shop rummaging threw a bunch of watches in a bin.
I came across a very old looking Genex watch.
I thought i remembered Genex being part of the Rolex family, so i bought it.
I got it home and wanted to do some research on the value of the watch, but i cannot find anything detailing the same watch.
I took the back off to find the serial number which is :
It also says "genuine gold filled "and has a "R.W.C "stamp (rolex watch company)
Also says: "Warwick quality"
From what i found with the serial number, the watch is from anywhere between 1920-1939
The watch also says 15 jewels.

But thats all i can find.
I would like to know what the average value of this watch would be and the exact year it was made.

If anyone would like to see a picture of the watch i can email you one because i have no idea how to post a pic to my thread.

Any info or help with this watch will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks everyone!

posted on Jul, 17 2015 @ 06:22 PM
Are the jewels still in it?

they are worth more than the watch

If it is working it is worth around $350 in fair condition in mint around $800

How much did you pay for it is the question.

posted on Jul, 17 2015 @ 06:23 PM

posted on Jul, 17 2015 @ 06:24 PM
Theres the face, i will upload the back
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posted on Jul, 17 2015 @ 06:30 PM
a reply to: ChesterJohn

Hey chesterjohn.
Yes the jewelles are in the watch. It would be impossible to remove them with out gutting and replacing the pieces in the entire watch.
i paid $10 bucks for it. Also got a selfwinding 1947 bulova for $3 ... But that ones been gutted

posted on Jul, 17 2015 @ 06:35 PM
a reply to: Macenroe82

you got a great deal on both of them

I had a 1939 Gruen Mans 14k gold 17 jewel, while I was overseas I took it to be repaired. Went to pick it up and it wasn't working at all. I took it to another Jeweler and he informed me the Jewels were gone.

I went back to the first Jeweler and he denied knowing anything about it.

Turns out he sold the jewels to another man to repair his Rolex.

The watch had a 4 side pyramid Crystal and Roman floral design around it. It was the only thing I had from my grandfather. It was worth more than $1500 it was in mint condition and there were only three of that design made and probably the only one still in existence. Now it is worth nothing because the jewels cannot be replaced.

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posted on Jul, 17 2015 @ 06:45 PM
I Recently restored a pocket watch that had some of the parts missing.
I took the jewelles out of an old watch, used my machining lathe to make the new part and put the jewel in.
It will cost a fortune to get a jeweler to do it, but pennies if you can do it yourself.

Usually i gut most antique watches i come across and make art out of them. Once done i mount the piece in a pocket watch case.
As an example....

These guys are very time consuming, using tweezers in both hands lol.

posted on Jul, 17 2015 @ 07:08 PM
a reply to: Macenroe82

I bet those do take a bit of time. And patience. Lots of patience.
Beautiful and imaginative though.

posted on Jul, 17 2015 @ 07:45 PM
a reply to: DAVID64

Yes, lots of patience is correct lol. Sometimes if i dont have the correct piece to continue, i have to wait until i end up buying a watch that has something that will work.
But its a fun hobby. Made a few bucks off it as well. Cant go wrong with that!

posted on Jul, 18 2015 @ 12:19 AM
a reply to: Macenroe82
Those are some beautiful pieces you've created. Good job! Thanks for posting. I've never seen anything like them.

I understand the patience involved to some degree---I once tried working with beads, seed beads at that. I managed to make a few items that turned out okay but realized I just didn't have the patience required for that sort of hobby. I stick to my needlework these days.

posted on Jul, 18 2015 @ 02:47 PM
a reply to: diggindirt

Thanks! I have others if you want to see em. Maybe ill post a thread with them.

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