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Pocket watches have a long and fascinating history that traces their production for use by upper class families and individuals. Their status as a compulsory tool for the working class also lasted over a few centuries. Early versions of the pocket watch were said to be worn around the neck. At Global Gold and Silver, we are a reputable US pocket watch buyer. We are able to purchase your pocket watches and pay the most competitive prices possible for them. If you plan to sell your pocket watch to us, you can count on our discreet and secure process to help you get the best deal on your watches.

What are Pocket Watches?

Pocket WatchesPocket watches refer to a type of timepiece that is designed to be worn within the owner's pocket. These watches do not feature the usual bands that are designed to be strapped to the wearer's wrist. Before wristwatches became popular after the first World War, pocket watches were considered the most common type of timepiece used. Pocket watches are usually secured to a belt loop, lapel, or waistcoat with a leather strap or chain. The covers and chains are also decorated with either colored enamel or silver. They may also feature seals of special societies or coats of arms.

The two basic pocket watches styles include the hinged variations and open-faced variations. The former is also called Hunter pocket watches. These are the watches that utilize Geneva-style or hunter-style crystal. As they are approximately 0.4mm to 0.5mm thick, they often wind up being pretty fragile. For open-faced watches, they feature an exposed dial and are cover-less. The crystal on these watches also feature a beveled outer edge, for a better definition. The thickness of these watches can go up to 2.5mm.

Pocket Watches That Global Gold and Silver Buys

Why Sell Pocket Watches to Global Gold and Silver?

Pocket WatchesIt is no secret that Global Gold and Silver wants to help our valued clients make informed decisions when it comes to selling their prized pocket watches. That's why you can rest assured that no one is obliged to sell any of their possessions after bringing them to us for a valuation. Whether you are selling pocket watches in New Jersey or Manhattan, you can be sure that we have got you well covered. With the assistance of our in-house pocket watch technicians and appraisers, you will be able to sell your watches with confidence.

We have been in the business for more than 60 years and are widely recognized for our transparent business practices. That's why we are able to achieve A+ ratings from the BBB. Since our inception, we have continually strived to provide the highest level of customer service in the industry. At Global Gold and Silver, we provide free consultation and evaluation solutions for the purchase and sale of pocket watches.

Want to gain a deeper understanding on how selling pocket watches in NYC works? Talk to us today and find out more! 


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