Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Antique Watch~ Oval ~ with five blue chips (possibly sapphire)

In Wristwatches > Ladies Wristwatches > Show & Tell and Fine Jewelry > Sapphire Jewelry > Show & Tell.
Ladies Wristwatches87 of 221Finally..... The Dry Spell Has Broken ! Grab-Bag Find:  Vintage Ladies Wrist Watch
14
Love it
1
Like it

LoriLovesVintageLoriLovesVintage loves this.
Lisa288Lisa288 likes this.
Agram.mAgram.m loves this.
valentino97valentino97 loves this.
musikchoomusikchoo loves this.
vetraio50vetraio50 loves this.
kyratangokyratango loves this.
racer4fourracer4four loves this.
SEAN68SEAN68 loves this.
Toni1969Toni1969 loves this.
JewelsJewels loves this.
geo26egeo26e loves this.
aghcollectaghcollect loves this.
Virginia.vintageVirginia.vintage loves this.
See 13 more
Add to collection

    Please create an account, or Log in here

    If you don't have an account, create one here.


    Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate


    Posted 7 years ago

    Lisa288
    (31 items)

    Beautiful Oval Antique Watch with gorgeous spiral design around entire front, sides & back of watch. five blue (possibly) sapphire chips . On the top and bottom the chips are square, on the two sides triangle shaped blue chips and a larger rounded blue chip on the side where you would wind the watch. Stainless Steel linked chain around wrist. The markings on the clasp States:
    PONTIAC
    STAINLESS STEEL
    PAT'S
    1985835
    1985836
    MADE IN
    U.S.A.
    But, there is No name on the watch it's self. My husband's Grandmother recently passed away and this was handed down to me. I don't no much information about this watch but, I sure would appreciate any information that anyone might know. Thank-You !!

    Unsolved Mystery

    Help us close this case. Add your knowledge below.

    logo
    Ladies Wristwatches
    See all
    Estate Diamond 3.75ct Heart Ruby 18K Gold Ladies Watch 74.9 Grams NR
    Estate Diamond 3.75ct Heart Ruby 18...
    $2,600
    Vintage Ladies Cartier Tank 18K Manual Wind Watch, 18.6g
    Vintage Ladies Cartier Tank 18K Man...
    $1,455
    Rolex Tudor Royal Ladies Solid Gold Vintage Watch 1955
    Rolex Tudor Royal Ladies Solid Gold...
    $430
    Genuine Rolex Diamond Solid Gold Mid Century Modern Vintage Ladies Watch
    Genuine Rolex Diamond Solid Gold Mi...
    $1,625
    logo
    Estate Diamond 3.75ct Heart Ruby 18K Gold Ladies Watch 74.9 Grams NR
    Estate Diamond 3.75ct Heart Ruby 18...
    $2,600
    See all

    Comments

    1. kyratango kyratango, 7 years ago
      On watches like this one the movement comes apart easily.
      The case is like a box, some have hinged back.
      Try to open it gently, some indications would be inside!
      For me it doesn't seem costume, but white gold.
    2. Lisa288 Lisa288, 7 years ago
      Riply206 ,
      Thank you for your input & information on this watch. I am going to try to open later when I have some time to see if k(kyratango) is right because it really
      doesn't seem like costume jewelry to me though. I'll post after I see if there's anymore info. By the way you have some really cool things in your collection. I haven't had time to post a lot of my item's but as soon as I do it seems like you know a lot about many different kinds of antiques, & that's just what I have, many different antique items. Thanks again.
    3. Lisa288 Lisa288, 7 years ago
      Hi Kyratanango,
      I really appreciate the information you gave me on the watch, I feel the same way, I don't think it's costume jewelery either. Later on I'm going to try to open it and see if there's more information. When I do I'll post again. I have A LOT on my plate right now, but my antique collection & this site is probably the my favorite thing to do to unwind. By the way I checked out your collection and there are quite a few item's you have posted that I have things close to "such as Antique Cameos, I love antiques. I'm going to add you to my follow list. Have a Great day. Thank's again!!
    4. kyratango kyratango, 7 years ago
      Hi Lisa288, thanks for the thanks ;-) and your interest for my collections!
      Can't wait to see more of yours :-)
      I'm always glad to help when I can.
    5. kyratango kyratango, 7 years ago
      Riply, at this time (1920'), these jewelled watches were custom made around a movement which was not fixed in the case! Bracelet was made of silk ribbon with a "pression" closure and slide.
      Can't find any pic for the moment...
    6. kyratango kyratango, 7 years ago
      Just post one of mine to show the system :-)
    7. Lisa288 Lisa288, 7 years ago
      Hi Kyratango & Riply206,
      Kyratango, you were right I opened up the watch and there is Alot of inscription, inside but the main inscription was PLAT-ORNMT
      18K
      Ricus
      and then it looked like hade inscription with had 5461oL
      and the another number underneath which had the same amount of numbers & the letter L but my microscope battery went dead. When I have time & charge it I'll take a look again but if you know anything about what I already got off the back shoot me a message, when you have the time.
      My microscope battery went dead or I would post the reading.
    8. kyratango kyratango, 7 years ago
      Found this one first:

      http://m.ebay.com/itm?itemId=371117177082

      Your watch is 18k white gold, platinum ornamented or platinum plated!
      Ricus seems to be for Americus Watch Compagny (Google for Americus watch images, there are some similar)
      You will certainly see more with your microscope.

    Want to post a comment?

    Create an account or login in order to post a comment.