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Hudson_Hawk

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As posted previously, I received a vintage watch for Valentine''s Day. I need to have it appraised for insurance, but I''m confused. It''s a vintage watch, but it''s also a piece of jewelry. It''s platinum with diamonds. Do I take it to a jewelry appraiser or a watch appraiser? Will a watch appraiser consider the value of the piece as a whole or just as a watch? Will he really know how to tell what color/clarity the stones are? Similarly, if I take it to a jewelry appraiser, will they take into consideration the value of the watch or just appraise it as a piece of jewelry?

I''m not sure where to start. I want to ensure I get the most accurate appraisal as possible.

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purrfectpear

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Honestly I don''t know that I''d bother. eBay is chock full of platinum and diamond Hamiltons and other 40''s/50''s watches. They typically go somewhere around $600-$900 for the type you have. More when there are substantially more diamonds and a diamond band.

I suspect your sentimental value is what really counts, and sadly there''s no price for that if the watch is lost
 

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Date: 2/16/2009 3:53:10 PM
Author: purrfectpear
Honestly I don''t know that I''d bother. eBay is chock full of platinum and diamond Hamiltons and other 40''s/50''s watches. They typically go somewhere around $600-$900 for the type you have. More when there are substantially more diamonds and a diamond band.


I suspect your sentimental value is what really counts, and sadly there''s no price for that if the watch is lost
True, there''s no price for sentimental value, however I don''t always have $600-$900 to drop on a replacement watch, and I want an accurate appraisal for insurance purposes. Not to mention, my watch isn''t from the 40''s-50''s, it''s from the 20''s (or so was the sellers claim). While I don''t care ALL that much what time period it came from, it would be nice to know if we have what we think we do.



Thanks for your help.
 
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