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I have found 6 old pocket watches in my great grandparents house and I was wondering where do they come from and how old are them and their value.

1. ``Meta`` pocket watch with cover. Photo on 2012-11-03 at 11.22.jpg
2. Esperanza pocket watch. Photo on 2012-11-03 at 11.21.jpg
3. I don't know what brand this is. Photo on 2012-11-03 at 11.21 #2.jpg
4. Systeme Roskopff Eletta Photo on 2012-11-03 at 11.22 #3.jpg
5. Roskopff & Co Patent Swiss Made Photo on 2012-11-03 at 11.21 #3.jpg
6. Systeme Roskopf Patent with weird pictures of a lady and a man on the back Photo on 2012-11-03 at 11.22 #4.jpg Photo on 2012-11-03 at 11.22 #5.jpg
 

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First one seems like its equiped with Roskopf too,so you have 4 Roskopf watches and two other.Roskopf are low grade movements,not very collectible.They are all made between 1910 to 1930's.Rgds!
 

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Some roskopfs are collectible, especially the original ones that were actually made by Roskopf. Have them looked at by someone knowlegeable before deciding.
 

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Be aware that Roskopf watches were the European equivalent of the American dollar watch. They were also known as the "proletarian" watch. They were made for the average working man who could not afford an expensive jeweled watch. They were the Timex of their day.
 

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Hello,

I am new to this forum and I have a couple of pocket watches. This one is 18 karat gold with several diamonds on the back. I do not know the history or value. Can anyone provide any information on this piece? I am aware of the policy of this forum about pricing, but even a ballpark range would be appreciated. Thanks!

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You'd need to take it to a jeweler for apprasial; the bulk of the value will be the case/diamonds, and that will be heavily influenced by the quality of the diamonds. The movement doesn't look too fancy, although the center wheel bridge is unusually shaped. Probably mid to late 19th century.
 
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