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According to the website Antique Pocket Watch.com, a locksmith named Peter Henlein invented a watch during the 1500s which was made out of steel and based on spring technology. The earliest pocket watches were about 3 inches thick and 5 inches wide,

How to sell antique pocket watches

According to the website Antique Pocket Watch.com, a locksmith named Peter Henlein invented a watch during the 1500s which was made out of steel and based on spring technology. The earliest pocket watches were about 3 inches thick and 5 inches wide, making them heavy and cumbersome. The technology improved with the introduction of the minute hand in 1675 and improved winding mechanisms. Gold and silver cases for pocket watches were introduced in the 1700s, creating what is now commonly recognised as an antique pocket watch. There are several ways to sell antique pocket watches.

Skill level:Moderate

Things you need

Library or bookstore accessComputer

Instructions

1 Learn about the different styles and manufacturers of antique pocket watches. For example, pocket watches made by the Waltham Co. are considered to be highly collectable due to their interchangeable parts and rarity. Examples of reference books on antique pocket watches include "Collector's Encyclopedia of Pendant and Pocket Watches 1500-1950" by Jeanenne Bell and "Warman's Watches Field Guide: Values and Identification" by Dean Judy.

2 Purchase antique pocket watches at antiques stores, collectors' shows and online at antique pocket watch retail websites and enthusiast websites.

3 Buy antique watches on auction websites such as eBay.com and Bonanzle.com. Before purchasing, ask the seller for detailed photographs and inquire about any damage or imperfections. Ensure that there is a refund or satisfaction guarantee policy before purchasing, and check the seller's reputation with previous buyers.

4 Create a presence on the web for your new antique pocket watch business by starting a website. Contact your cable and/or Internet provider about building and hosting a website or find an online service that hosts websites and provides templates. Examples include Build Your Site and The Site Wizard. Provide information on your site about the pocket watches, including history, condition and lots of pictures, and offer customers a way to purchase the watches through the website. Contact a payment service such as PayPal for assistance.

5 Sell your antique pocket watches through auction websites such as eBay.com or Bonanzle.com. Create an auction listing for each watch and include as much information as possible about it. Provide several images, including close-up, detailed photographs. Be honest about any scratches, dents or other damage to the watch and include any history about the watch if you have it. Offer buyers a refund policy and/or satisfaction guarantee to help ensure happy customers who will come back to buy more.

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