Grading of Vintage Watches
|Please use the following guidelines to better understand the descriptions of our vintage wrist watches and pocket watches:|
|New Old Stock (NOS) - Never worn, though case may show some minor storage marks.||98-100%|
|Mint - Close to NOS. Worn but shows very little wear. No brassing on gold filled cases, although minor scratches may be present. Dials are free of imperfections.|
New redials are shown as mint.
|Near Mint- Worn with some minor wear. No brassing on gold filled cases, scratches are present although not unattractive. Dials are clean but may show slight discoloration.||90% +|
|Excellent- Shows slight normal wear. Slight brassing on back of gold filled cases or lug bottoms. Dials may show minor imperfections and discoloration.||80% +|
|Very Good- Shows normal wear. Brassing on back and minor brassing on top of gold filled watches. Dials may show stains or scratches or heavy discoloration.||70% +|
|Good/Average- Shows heavier than average wear. Brassing and possible dents or dings. Dials unattractive.||50% +|
|Fair/Below Average- Some damage or other serious problems.|
Functional as a holding case only. Not collectible except in a very rare item. Dials unattractive or discolored to the point where it should be refinished.
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Needham, MA 02492
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