Jump to content
  • Sign Up to reply and join the friendliest Watch Forum on the web. Stick around, get to 50 posts and gain access to your full profile and additional features such as a personal messaging system, chat room and the sales forum PLUS the chance to enter our regular giveaways.

Recommended Posts

My Beautiful new Garrard 9ct dress watch, this has an E.T.A hand wound movement and is in mint condition, not even a scratch on the glass. £150 ...

what does everyone think? any one have an idea on age on this style?

garrard.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My Beautiful new Garrard 9ct dress watch, this has an E.T.A hand wound movement and is in mint condition, not even a scratch on the glass. £150 ...

what does everyone think? any one have an idea on age on this style?

garrard.jpg

Very smart, I wouldn`t mind adding a Garrard to my collection one day :yes:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Looks like mid 1960s to me, although the hallmark will give a better date. Lovely looking watch. Always have a soft spot for real gold classic dress watches. BTW is yours engraved on the back as so many Garrards were given as long service or retirement gifts back in the day .

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Looks like mid 1960s to me, although the hallmark will give a better date. Lovely looking watch. Always have a soft spot for real gold classic dress watches. BTW is yours engraved on the back as so many Garrards were given as long service or retirement gifts back in the day .

no not engraved was trying choose between this and a 1960's Tudor, but that was engraved so didnt want to go for it. The Tudor would of also needed some aesthetics work, will date it tomorrow when i have the hall mark book to hand! I normally dont go pre-owned unless i am looking at bigger prices, but for 150, what else would i get...a starting price tissot.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

They've been around a long time, Jake....here's Grandad's retirement watch in a solid 18ct gold case....it was over 100 years old when he chose it in 1954....dates from 1845...

Richardswatchpics039.jpg

Richardswatchpics050.jpg

Richardswatchpics042.jpg

Richardswatchpics047.jpg

Edited by Roger the Dodger

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

They've been around a long time, Jake....here's Grandad's retirement watch in a solid 18ct gold case....it was over 100 years old when he chose it in 1954....dates from 1845...

Richardswatchpics039.jpg

Richardswatchpics050.jpg

Richardswatchpics042.jpg

Richardswatchpics047.jpg

that is a beautiful pocket watch, i have a simple stainless steel one for the occasions when i am in waistcoat.

seen so many old beautiful p/w's brought into work for scrap, such a shame.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm so sorry, Jake...I was so busy searching for the pictures in my last post that I didn't comment on your stunning example. It's simply gorgeous and just goes to show that Garrard ( for a long time, the Crown jewellers) never lost their touch. As others have said, a glance at the hallmarks would enable us to date the watch for you.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Looks like mid 1960s to me, although the hallmark will give a better date. Lovely looking watch. Always have a soft spot for real gold classic dress watches. BTW is yours engraved on the back as so many Garrards were given as long service or retirement gifts back in the day .

.....and going back to Grandad's......

Richardswatchpics045.jpg

I'll bet he chose it for the similarity in the names. The story is that the Lady of the Manor where he worked, asked him to choose from a tray of pocket watches she had ....he chose this one.

Edited by Roger the Dodger

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So this has been a interesting piece, the case is made by DS&S who i believe shut down in 67. The hall mark present on this watch is slightly stranger, it has the London leopard head but instead of the cut cornered square it is in a oval. The date year letter is a lower case on on a slight slant , looking like 72 ... But this is where it confuses me the r is also in a oval instead of the cut corners square as it should of been??? Any one any ideas on this and is there a reason for the use of the oval shield.

apart from the shield i am guessing when DS&S shut down, Garrards bought some of the surplus stock and hall marked it at a later date to use it...

some one please enlighten my curiosity ....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Roger your grandad's retirement watch is a stunner - he chose well :thumbsup:

Jake the shield shapes do sound unusual, but it might be because of the size of the item meaning the 'normal-sized' punches (with the cut corner square outline) would be too big and the small punches were oval in outline. I'm sure the Goldsmiths Company would be able to confirm. And a lovely watch for bargain price :thumbup: .

Edited by RTM Boy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The hallmarks are very clear and quite large, as in i don't even need a loupe to look at them.. Confused everyone at my work even the valuer. This is why i find old pieces interesting, you'll always run into something un expected.

just looking for a garrards movement and face with the sub dial sweep hand, as would prefer it. So of anyone has one let me know!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I like that a lot! Mine isnt gold and has had a rather harder life than yours! I may even get it re chromed but I wouldnt get my cash back so it stays mucky for now, that said I got it for under £20 so im happy!

8616645072_b0f7e432e0.jpg

IMG_1650 by Jorrit and Hillary, on Flickr

8615541807_a59cd162fc.jpg

IMG_1649 by Jorrit and Hillary, on Flickr

8615543359_a133e15882.jpg

IMG_1648 by Jorrit and Hillary, on Flickr

8615546813_1fed3a8386.jpg

IMG_1646 by Jorrit and Hillary, on Flickr

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My Beautiful new Garrard 9ct dress watch, this has an E.T.A hand wound movement and is in mint condition, not even a scratch on the glass. £150 ...

what does everyone think? any one have an idea on age on this style?

garrard.jpg

Very nice, I love hand-wind watches.

Mine is an automatic and it does have an inscription on the back, but that's OK because the inscription is my father's name.

garrard08.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Stop it people stop posting such lovely pictures! (Please dont i am just jealeous) I clearly have the muckiest Garrard in the village!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

no8yogi,

I like your Garrard very much, but if it was mine I would have to have a new strap.

Mine has an unusual lug size at 17mm. I got a very nice Barington Ostrich leg 17mm from watch-band-center.com in Germany.

I would have black on your watch.

Edited by Steve's Dad

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's on the strap it came with and is a tad worn I agree, it think a black croc would look great. It only arrived this week so just getting used to it, it's keeping great time though

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

One of my biggest regrets was selling this one, I was struggling financially at the time, you know how it goes....

:wallbash:

garrard_9_box_d.jpg

garrard_9_b.jpg

That looks AMAZING!!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes it was amazing, it had been kept in it's box in a drawer for fifty years until I bought it.

I had it serviced and eventually sold it when times were hard.

*sigh*

It's hard to think about it and some of the others that went during that cull:

My Tudor Oysterdate

My Omega f300 (refurbished by STS)

My Poljot 3133

My Seiko 6138

My Bulova Accutron 218

But looking on the bright side, watches that were presents could never be sold, so I still have my Seiko Diashock SARB035 imported from Japan.

Edited by Steve's Dad

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...