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    maitai11
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    #60534
    randy
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    Solid gold is “usually” the reference to 24K.
    There’s a whole other education in this my friend. You’ll have to read up on it to get a better understanding.

    The best that I can see is that it is stamped 14K..with an assay remark under the stamp.
    Hard to read in the reflection.

    It more than likely is 14K,..as those that aren’t, are usually marked “14KGF” or “14K, Warranted for 15 years” and other phrases to that effect that let you know they are gold filled.

    I would ask for better proof if you are interested in this one.

    Randy

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    randy
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    Solid gold is “usually” the reference to 24K.
    There’s a whole other education in this my friend. You’ll have to read up on it to get a better understanding.

    The best that I can see is that it is stamped 14K..with an assay remark under the stamp.
    Hard to read in the reflection.

    It more than likely is 14K,..as those that aren’t, are usually marked “14KGF” or “14K, Warranted for 15 years” and other phrases to that effect that let you know they are gold filled.

    I would ask for better proof if you are interested in this one.

    Randy

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    randy
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    Solid gold is “usually” the reference to 24K.
    There’s a whole other education in this my friend. You’ll have to read up on it to get a better understanding.

    The best that I can see is that it is stamped 14K..with an assay remark under the stamp.
    Hard to read in the reflection.

    It more than likely is 14K,..as those that aren’t, are usually marked “14KGF” or “14K, Warranted for 15 years” and other phrases to that effect that let you know they are gold filled.

    I would ask for better proof if you are interested in this one.

    Randy

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    chris mabbott
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    I would be highly suspicious of this.. Because of

    1. The photos taken from space
    2. No detail shown
    3. Even people living in caves know gold is valuable

    Although as meine waffen bruder Randy has mentioned, there are some people who confuse a 14k gold filled for “solid gold” this is not the case here.
    If you look at what gold cases are selling for, the price of this one in question would be the postage cost of a real one.

    Look at the facts… The seller is no little old lady with Alzheimer’s who doesn’t realize what she’s doing. This seller has been on eBay since 98, plus he offers NO RETURNS. And his name is Indwarches. So he knows what’s what.

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    chris mabbott
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    I would be highly suspicious of this.. Because of

    1. The photos taken from space
    2. No detail shown
    3. Even people living in caves know gold is valuable

    Although as meine waffen bruder Randy has mentioned, there are some people who confuse a 14k gold filled for “solid gold” this is not the case here.
    If you look at what gold cases are selling for, the price of this one in question would be the postage cost of a real one.

    Look at the facts… The seller is no little old lady with Alzheimer’s who doesn’t realize what she’s doing. This seller has been on eBay since 98, plus he offers NO RETURNS. And his name is Indwarches. So he knows what’s what.

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    chris mabbott
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    I would be highly suspicious of this.. Because of

    1. The photos taken from space
    2. No detail shown
    3. Even people living in caves know gold is valuable

    Although as meine waffen bruder Randy has mentioned, there are some people who confuse a 14k gold filled for “solid gold” this is not the case here.
    If you look at what gold cases are selling for, the price of this one in question would be the postage cost of a real one.

    Look at the facts… The seller is no little old lady with Alzheimer’s who doesn’t realize what she’s doing. This seller has been on eBay since 98, plus he offers NO RETURNS. And his name is Indwarches. So he knows what’s what.

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    bernie weishapl
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    With no more pictures than he posted I would be highly skeptical that it is solid gold. Probably gold filled. I looked at the pictures that he did post and like Randy I saw the same thing of 14K but little more. A lot of them when they do a hard sell watch because you won’t see a lot of pictures of the marks on the watch. Hard to tell for sure but again here it is lot of nonsense written to make a sale IMHO.

    Was looking for a 400 day parts movement about 2 months ago when I came across this write up on a Kundo 400 day. I mean a page worth on how rare it was and had been expertly gone thru etc, etc, etc and had a $595 price tag on it. Then as I scrolled thru the 400 days still looking for my part there were maybe 8 or 10 of the exact same Kundo clock that I could buy for $29.95 to I think the most expensive was $59.50. His write up was just well you know a bunch of crap. 😳 😆

    #60436
    bernie weishapl
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    With no more pictures than he posted I would be highly skeptical that it is solid gold. Probably gold filled. I looked at the pictures that he did post and like Randy I saw the same thing of 14K but little more. A lot of them when they do a hard sell watch because you won’t see a lot of pictures of the marks on the watch. Hard to tell for sure but again here it is lot of nonsense written to make a sale IMHO.

    Was looking for a 400 day parts movement about 2 months ago when I came across this write up on a Kundo 400 day. I mean a page worth on how rare it was and had been expertly gone thru etc, etc, etc and had a $595 price tag on it. Then as I scrolled thru the 400 days still looking for my part there were maybe 8 or 10 of the exact same Kundo clock that I could buy for $29.95 to I think the most expensive was $59.50. His write up was just well you know a bunch of crap. 😳 😆

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    bernie weishapl
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    With no more pictures than he posted I would be highly skeptical that it is solid gold. Probably gold filled. I looked at the pictures that he did post and like Randy I saw the same thing of 14K but little more. A lot of them when they do a hard sell watch because you won’t see a lot of pictures of the marks on the watch. Hard to tell for sure but again here it is lot of nonsense written to make a sale IMHO.

    Was looking for a 400 day parts movement about 2 months ago when I came across this write up on a Kundo 400 day. I mean a page worth on how rare it was and had been expertly gone thru etc, etc, etc and had a $595 price tag on it. Then as I scrolled thru the 400 days still looking for my part there were maybe 8 or 10 of the exact same Kundo clock that I could buy for $29.95 to I think the most expensive was $59.50. His write up was just well you know a bunch of crap. 😳 😆

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    maitai11
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    Thank you, guys…I’ll be buying a book on that aspect of it – grading, identifying, etc. I also was highly skeptical of this “solid gold” designation – and wouldn’t bid on it unless I knew for SURE what I was getting myself into – or if it was ridiculously low in price. Thanks to Bernie giving me the down-low on the Pocket Watch Database, I’m on my way, but I thank you all for your input :)

    Best,

    Tim :)

    #60437
    maitai11
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    Thank you, guys…I’ll be buying a book on that aspect of it – grading, identifying, etc. I also was highly skeptical of this “solid gold” designation – and wouldn’t bid on it unless I knew for SURE what I was getting myself into – or if it was ridiculously low in price. Thanks to Bernie giving me the down-low on the Pocket Watch Database, I’m on my way, but I thank you all for your input :)

    Best,

    Tim :)

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    maitai11
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    Thank you, guys…I’ll be buying a book on that aspect of it – grading, identifying, etc. I also was highly skeptical of this “solid gold” designation – and wouldn’t bid on it unless I knew for SURE what I was getting myself into – or if it was ridiculously low in price. Thanks to Bernie giving me the down-low on the Pocket Watch Database, I’m on my way, but I thank you all for your input :)

    Best,

    Tim :)

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