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What's it Worth? Appraisal for ladies Benrus 14K gold watch w/ diamonds

Donna asks: I’ve purchased an appraisal package of 10 appraisals, here is my first item.

 

1. Ladies Benrus wrist watch; Year 1960’s. 14 Karat White Gold Case with 6 diamond’s and 1/20 10 Karat white gold Kreisler band, 2 well matched Diamonds on top and bottom of the case and 4 well matched diamonds on the each side of the case. White face. Working. What’ it Worth?

 

AW says: Hi, Donna, some of your pics did not come out well but no matter. I’ve sold a lot of antique jewelery and watches and am well familiar with what you have. Benrus was one of the most well known makers for these types of delicate style women’s wristwatches of the era.

 
Date range:
1960s

Retail value:
$275-$425

Wholesale value: $195-$200

(The midrange price you could expect to achieve at a well advertised live auction. The price that is most often realized)

Quick sale value: $150-$175 (Be very careful here, gold has been so high lately, that the scrap value of gold my very well be more than the quick sale value of this item.

The price your likely to get if you have to sell your item immediately and your prospective customer is aware of this.

Common terminology, nicknames, keywords: Benrus women’s watch, 14kt white gold watch with Saphires and Diamonds.

In most cases, I believe it would be beneficial for your to give the prospective buyer a link to this page, and to bookmark it via your favorite bookmarking service.


Care and storage tips: Be very careful when cleaning, an overuse of creams or fluids has loosened many a stone over the years.