Posted 2 years ago
Antique Buchanan Gold lever set sidewinder Pocket Watch. Condition is excellent, keeping time, running perfectly! Watch has a very interesting history. It’s a Buchanan store brand Illinois manufactured watch from 1896, about 10 years after Buchanan moved from Glasgow, Scotland to Richmond, Virginia.
The jewelry store still operates today in Virginia Beach:
Only 260 of these were made by Illinois and this may be the only one of its kind sold under the Buchanan name.
So my question is, since I am now to pocket watches, is this a rare watch? I have never heard of Buchanan before researching it this week, does that help the value of the watch? Is their a market for it ?