Does engraving devalue an antique watch?
November 3, 2006 8:58 AM Subscribe
Antique watch values -- I want to sell a 1914 Waltham men's wristwatch on Ebay, but it has engraving on the back of the case. Does this reduce its value?
posted by nancoix to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (8 answers total)
The engraving on the back was done by my distant relative's employer (an insurance co.), since this was apparently a gift presented to him at retirement. The year 1914 is engraved as part of this dedication.
The watch runs and is in good shape otherwise. But will it garner as high a price as one without engraving? Or (be still my heart), does it add to the value?