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Are any of these worth anything? I have a watch like the one in the unbranded #3 6E/50 and another number that is B5774

Just curious I know nothing about them. It was my grandfathers and I didn't even know it worked until I wound it up last night and it is keeping great time.

Well, I finally got around to buying some of these. Some of you may recognise them from another online dealer's stock. I decided to bag the lot in one go... hey presto, instant GSTP collection! <img src="http://www.thewatchforum.co.uk/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" />

<b>CYMA</b>

<img src="http://www.h-spot.net/watches/gstp-cyma.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" />

<b>Helvetia</b>

<img src="http://www.h-spot.net/watches/gstp-helvetia.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" />

<b>Unbranded #1</b>

<img src="http://www.h-spot.net/watches/gstp-f061471.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" />

<b>Unbranded #2</b>

<img src="http://www.h-spot.net/watches/gstp-m34915.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" />

<b>Unbranded #3</b>

<img src="http://www.h-spot.net/watches/gstp-q17529.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" />

I plan to get at least seven more as they came in a nice box with space for a dozen pocket watches <img src="style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

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Mel`s not online at the moment but his post below covers the forum`s position on valuations...

No one on the The Watch Forum is a Professional Appraiser or Valuation Expert, and therefore, we cannot offer any kind

of valuation or appraisal service. All of our members are enthusiastic watch collectors with some experience in restoration and

collecting, so we can say that from our experience, any watch is simply worth what someone will pay you for it. Condition is

paramount - a watch in an "as new" condition, in original condition, and with box and papers, warranty and paperwork,

will always be worth more than one that has been languishing at the back of a drawer for many years.

You may be able to get a ballpark figure for the value of a watch by scanning the completed listings for your watch, or a very

similar one, on any of the major Internet Auction Sites. A valuation for Insurance purposes can normally only be given by a

reputable and qualified watchmaker.

Posted on behalf of the Forum

Mel

(as Valuations Request Monitor :lol: )

Above is our "official" position, the other replies you have are perfectly valid, as an independent forum we cannot be seen to

offer nor are qualified to offer "Professional Services"

Welcome to :rltb:

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Hello, I am following your forum, because I inherited a strange pocket watch, very old and I would like to know a little of its history.

On the bottom is written GS Mk ll up arrow and down a number B 46020, the written gs mk ll is plotted as two lines. Quadrant there are no logos, in only 15 jewels and made ​​in Switzerland, if you kindly someone tells me how to put the photos I'll show you.

Thanks

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Here's a very Q&D photo of my JLC, notice the very subtle differences in the face. This one is of the accurate twice a day varity rather than 4-5 seconds a day and it's currently in the queue for the watchmakers bench along with the other two in the following photos. It's GSTP number is M 43877. What's the secret for getting rid of the yellowing in the 'crystal?'

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mine is stamped gstp f011247. I've had two of the JLC military ones and both have had glass instead of plastic. Mine used to have the same face as that but 90% of the Luminous stuff was detached and rattling around in there so I took the remainder off so it looked better.

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As usual, please forgive my photography skills. This one I got a while back, and is currently on the "to be fixed" queue that never seems to end.... That said, I especially love it due to it having a protective case from the right era that came with the watch, with economy glass intact.

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Can anyone help please? My wife has just come across a GSTP pocket watch with the broad arrow above gstp, and a number, We have been lead to beleive that this was the persons military pay No. We were not sure if it was her grandads ww1 or fathers ww2.

We took it (and waited for ages) toan auction room, where a guy looked at it said ww2 and handed it back. we know nothing else. It has luminious hands, also 3,6,9,and 12, a small dial at the base of the watch face, (seconds) and thats it. I have seen some pctures that have a makers name on,some others have Swiss Made at the bottom, but this has nothing at all, i have seen on various forums that by taking the back off, it could reveal more, IE how many jewels, brand name,movement markings etc, but am reluctant to try and remove the back.

I have read that some are snap back, some screw, ive tried one suggestion "putting the mariglods on for better grip, but can not turn anything. Am very afraid to try and force back off. It has been in a drawer for the last 30/40 years till it was found, it winds ok keeps perfect time (after all these years), but would just like to know how to find out anything about it.Thanks in advance for any suggestions that may be forthcoming. :thumbup:

PS forgot to say the main face is black, chain is silver, has a letter "B" with a lion lying down stamped on it.

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1982 pocket watch?... let us know when you find one!
 

Mechanical, forces issued, pocket watches had become obsolete by the end of the 1940’s.

By 1980 British forces were equipped with those quartz powered wristwatches. 
 

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