Grandfather Clocks and Solid Gold Pocket Watches Diamonds

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Grandfather Clocks and Solid Gold Pocket Watches Diamonds

At 1-800-4CLOCKS, we have been absolutely besieged by Customers who want to sell items they own which contain solid gold in it’s different forms, e.g. 14 gold, 18k gold, etc.

The television advertising Cash4Gold has only accelerated this trend. By the way, our personal view is one that sending away one’s gold to an entity without knowing its true value, and then getting a check, is a recipe for being taken advantage of. But who are we to say, I suppose.

In contrast to the opinion of many clocks owners, clocks with Solid 14 Gold are extraordinarily rare. Bronze and brass were the favored materials, and gave the same look and color.

The place where there is real gold lurking out there stored in drawers or long-forgotten closet stashes, is in pocket watches. Many pocket watches are made with solid 14k or solid 18k gold. But they can be hard to spot if one is not an expert, and still, the vast majority of even gold colored antique pocket watch cases are gold-filled vs. gold.

We always invite our customers to arrange a meeting if they have any collections of watches, pocket watches or vintage wrist watches, that they might be interested in selling for a fair price.

Here below are 2 diagrams which include INCREDIBLY USEFUL information when trying to both describe your pocket watch, and to be able to describe your watch most effectively.

US Made Watch Sizes Conversion Chart:

Watch Size Translations

(Diameter of the movement)

Size

Inches

Millimeters

20

1 5/6

46.56

19

1 4/5

45.72

18

1 23/30

44.86

17

1 11/15

44.02

16

1 7/10

43.18

15

1 2/3

42.32

14

1 19/30

41.48

13

1 3/5

40.64

12

1 17/30

39.78

11

1 8/15

38.94

10

1 1/2

38.10

9

1 7/15

37.24

8

1 13/30

36.40

7

1 2/5

35.56

6

1 11/30

34.70

5

1 1/3

33.86

4

1 3/10

33.02

3

1 4/15

32.16

2

1 7/30

31.32

1

1 1/5

30.48

0

1 1/6

29.62

2/0

1 2/15

28.78

3/0

1 1/10

27.94

4/0

1 1/15

27.08

5/0

1 1/30

26.24

6/0

1

25.40

This summary of American Pocket Watch sizes will be very useful in knowing which model you own, and well as to describing it to prospective buyers or collectors, or simply for your own use.

By the way, if you do have or come across a solid 14k or solid 18k grandfather clock, please let us know!

DIAMOND COLOR SCALE

D

E

F

G

H

I

J

K

L

M

N

O

P

Q

R

S

T

U

V

W

X

Y

Z

Colorless

Near Colorless

Faint Yellow

Very Light Yellow

Light Yellow

DIAMOND CLARITY SCALE

FL

IF

VVS1

VVS2

VS1

VS2

SI1

SI2

I1

I2

I3

Flawless-
Internally Flawless

Very Very Slightly
Imperfect

Very Slightly
Imperfect

Slightly Imperfect

Imperfect

Gold Jewelry Markings:

Percentage Of Gold

North American Marking

European Numerical Marking

British Marking

37.5%

9k or 9kt

375

9ct or 9kt

41.6%

10k or 10kt

416 or 417

10ct or 10kt

58.5%

14k or 14 kt

585

14ct or 14kt

75 %

18k or 18kt

750

18ct or 18kt

91.6

22k or 22kt

916 or 917

22ct or 22kt

99.9%

24k or 24kt

999

24ct or 24kt

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