Sell pocket watches made of gold and silver
Planning to sell a pocket watch or a whole collection of pocket watches? Great, because reDollar.com is the best place to sell any kind of pocket watch. We offer a very fast payment plan and very high and fair purchase prices. Our company is not a shabby “next-door buyer” with questionable ethics and business practices. No, we are a reliable FinTech company operating in a clean and high-tech equipped laboratory.
Order a free reDollar evaluation or selling set, find out how much your watch is worth, and decide if you want to accept our purchase offer. No obligations apply!
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You can either order a free evaluation and selling set for your pocket watches or you can send our watch expert, Steve Redrich, a question.
When it comes to dealing with pocket watches, reDollar.com is an expert company. We have the ability to deal with rare and valuable pocket watches as well as watches classified as scrap. The benefit of dealing with us is that you can relax, sit back, and wait for a great purchase offer.
You don’t need to know anything about pocket watches to sell with us. But if you are interested in gaining some knowledge, reDollar.com is happy to provide some very helpful information. Our website is more than just a place where you can sell a pocket watch. It’s a place to help you get informed so you can understand how selling works and how the watch trading industry works. When you understand how a reliable watch buyer acts, you’ll be more able to distinguish between a respectable watch buyer and one you can’t trust.
reDollar.com has a mission: we want to serve America with the best prices and an outstanding service. Over the years, our management has learned that consumers who plan to sell a pocket watch or other high-valuable assets have to overcome obstacles to achieve a fair payment. The US is so large that finding a reliable pocket watch buyer is like looking for a needle in a haystack.
reDollar.com is the alternative to traditional ways of selling in your neighborhood or your hometown. Selling a pocket watch locally is a thing of the past; selling online is the future. Think about the countless innovations and services that have made our live easier or more affordable: Uber, Amazon, Expedia, Priceline, LinkedIn, Groupon, Trip Advisor, etc. Each of these companies found a modern approach to a classic business. reDollar.com is offering an easier, better way to sell your pocket watch, with no hassle and the guarantee that you will never get ripped off.
18K VINTAGE OMEGA POCKET WATCH
This small ladies’ Omega diamond pocket watch can sell for up to $1,000 with us.
ANTIQUE 14K GOLD POCKET WATCH
For this “not-running” antique pocket watch made of 14K gold, we are able to pay you up to $750.
9K GOLD SWISS-MADE POCKET WATCH
We buy pocket watches from all over the world. Expect to get paid up to $500 for this 9K wind pocket watch.
GEORGIAN 18TH CENTURY POCKET WATCH
This extremely rare 18th century “Royal Wellington” pocket watch can sell for up to $7,500 with us.
18K SCRAP GOLD POCKET WATCH
This heavy 67.50 gram scrap gold watch can sell for $2438.75 with us.
CIVIL WAR PERIOD POCKET WATCH
This piece of American history is made of silver and can sell for up to $600 with us.
Evaluation of a pocket watches classified as scrap
Two-thirds of all pocket watches in circulation can be classified as scrap. Sadly, the demand from collectors dropped massively. Active collectors mostly look for pocket watches in mint condition (extra fine to pristine mint), small output, interesting provenience, outstanding clockwork, or special manufacturers. Pocket watches worth collecting are really rare, and therefore most watches just sell for the material value. Evaluating scrap pocket watches is a very fast and understandable process. The value calculation is solely based on the precious metals used. Gold pocket watches are more valuable than pocket watches made of silver because the price of gold is higher than the price of silver. When you send us your pocket watch, our experts have to dismantle it to calculate the purchase price because parts like the clockwork or the glass are not made of gold or silver. If you choose to sell with us, we’ll collect every valuable piece of your watch to calculate a proper payout amount. If you have a disassembled watch and you know the weight, go ahead and use our gold calculator to find out how much it’s worth. It works very well and the calculated amount is final. There are no fees or other deductions hidden in our fine print. You get paid the full amount!
Current Scrap Gold Purchase prices
We even offer the highest prices for scrap pocket watches. Do you know our “DO YOU BELIEVE THIS?” high purchase prices?
18K GOLD – $36.13 per gram | $56.00 per dwt
14K GOLD – $28.18 per gram | $43.68 per dwt
10K GOLD – $20.04 per gram | $31.06 per dwt
9K GOLD – $18.06 per gram | $28.00 per dwt
.925 SILVER – $0.48 per gram | $0.74 per dwt
.900 SILVER – $0.47 per gram | $0.72 per dwt
.835 SILVER – $0.43 per gram | $0.67 per dwt
.800 SILVER – $0.42 per gram | $0.64 per dwt
Evaluation of pocket watches worth collecting
Active collectors look for pocket watches in really good condition. The first step for our experts is to check the general condition of your pocket watch. We check the casing, the glass, the back, the closers, the crown, the hands or the watch chain, and of course the clockwork too. The second step is to learn more about the manufacturer. We know the demand of special brands, and we know exactly which pocket watches have a good chance for resale. A qualified watch buyer knows the current market situation and the watches collectors look for. After checking the branding and hallmarks, we work on finding out when your pocket watch was produced. The age is also a value factor and closely related to the former output because watches made in the 16th, 17th or 18th century were mostly very individual pieces produced for special buyers. The invention of pocket watches started at the beginning of the 15th century. In 1504, a German man named Peter Henlein built a clockwork for the first transportable watch. Over the centuries, the output of watches increased, but nevertheless pocket watches made between 1600 and 1900 are very rare and highly sought after from collectors all over the world. But it’s not only very old pocket watches that have a market for selling. Pocket watches made in the 19th and 20th centuries can also interest collectors depending on the brand, provenience, and rarity. And it’s not just their uniqueness that makes them valuable. It’s also the pocket watch itself. Let’s say you own an outstanding American Railroad Pocket Watch that you plan to sell. The best market for selling such a watch is the US, for sure. You can also sell it in Europe or Asia, but it’s most likely you’ll get paid the best price in America. In addition to checking prices in the US, we also keep an eye on markets in Europe or Asia. Some pocket watches can sell in foreign markets far better than in the US. Because reDollar.com is an experienced buyer with a network and market watchers, we’re able to offer better prices than your local dealer can.
We also check the historical value, craftsmanship, parts, jewels, glass, grade, potential in the future, and overall condition of your piece. If you provide a very special pocket watch, we often work for hours to determine the price. And if you plan to sell a pocket watch reputedly belonging to a historical event or to a famous person, we ask you for a second day to speak with our network. But don’t worry, 95% of all pocket watches provided for selling get evaluated on the same day, followed by an immediate payment.
Examination and inspection of pocket watches you plan to sell
Our experts go through a sophisticated examination and inspection process. Generally, it’s a simple task for experts with experience. To give you an idea of how our experts work, we listed some tasks involved in the process:
- Our experts listen to how the pocket watch sounds. An experienced ear can hear irregularities. Each pocket watch sounds different, but irregularities can be picked out quickly.
- Our experts check the bow to see if the pocket watch can securely be fastened to the case. The case should close properly.
- We spot scratches, dents, and other signs of use. What about the overall appearance?
- Our experts remove the bezel to check the dial for cracks, chips, or hairline cracks.
- We check the proper function of the hands.
- We check the crown and its function.
- Is a winder needed, present, fitting, and working?
- We check the movement and all information stated on its parts. A low serial number makes your pocket watch more valuable. We spot repair marks and missing screws.
- We compare the color of the movement’s parts. Different colors of parts might be a sign of replacement.
- We check if the train is made of solid gold. Some watches have trains made of 14K or 18K gold.
- Are any jewels present?
- Finally, we check the provenience. Engravings and other marked information are helpful. We work with an expert for paleography to reveal all interesting information.
How we perform the grading if you offer a pocket watch
Experts have 10 grading categories to classify a watch: pristine mint condition, mint plus condition, mint condition, nearly mint condition, extra fine condition, fine condition, average condition, fair condition, poor condition, and scrap condition.
Nowadays, pocket watches are graded by fair condition or poor condition and are often treated like scrap because collectors are very picky.
|pristine mint||+/-0%||very good for resale|
|mint plus||-1%||very good for resale|
|mint||-3%||very good for resale|
|nearly mint||-7%||good for resale|
|extra fine||-13%||OK for resale|
|fine||-20%||OK for resale|
|average||-25%||acceptable for resale|
|fair||-40%||complex for resale, tend to be scrap|
|poor||-70%||very complex for resale, tend to be scrap|
|scrap||-85%||no resale market, scrap|
Sell pocket watches online
Selling online is the modern and convenient way to sell your pocket watch. reDollar.com is an online company with lots of benefits, including outstanding customer service and direct communication with our experts. We run a program called “meet our appraiser” where you can ask for advice in advance. The pocket watch selling process is very simple and can be done in just a few clicks. You start online by sharing some information with us. We ask you for your contact information and key facts about the pocket watches you plan to sell. We also ask for the estimated insurance value to provide you with full coverage for shipping. It’s okay if you have no clue about the value. Just tell us the number of watches you plan to sell online, and we’ll be able to find the perfect insurance for you. Dealers are also welcome to sell with us. Our service is very popular among gold buyers, jewelers, pawn shops, and other folks dealing with pocket watches. And we don’t just buy from commercial customers – we also support them with our knowledge. Try reDollar.com to discover the new way of selling assets in America.
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Pocket watch brands we honor and love
We can’t wait to get one of these pocket watches on our laboratory table:
- Willard Richards Joseph Smith Jr.
- Breguet & Fils
- Patek Philippe
- Jules Jurgensen
- Girod & Fontanez
- Haas Neveux & Cie
- Audemars Piguet
- Ottoman Verge
- Jules Jurgensen
- A. Lange & Sohne Glashutte
- Nicolas Plantart
- IWC Schaffhausen
- Vacheron & Constantin
- Marc Delamare
- William Brow
- Albert H. Potter
- Paul Ditisheim
- Golay Fils
- Pierre Gaudron
- Constantin J. Hartmann
- Girard Perregaux
- Thomas Russell & Son
- Dent London
- Beesley Richard & George
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Get your pocket watches ready for selling!
It’s easy to sell pocket watches online. Just bundle your watches to get them ready for selling. The reDollar experts sort everything for you without missing a treasure. Don’t trust your local buyer without getting a purchase offer from reDollar.
What’s in my pocket watch?
This pocket watch is made of .925 silver and weighs exactly 76.20 grams (without movement and base metal parts). In this photo, you can see exactly what’s in your pocket watch case: 92.5% pure silver (70.48 grams) and 7.5% copper (5.71 grams).
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