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Beginning to End VintageAmericanPOCKET Watches, Dials, & Cases. Identification & Price Guide1830-2009 Roy Ehrhardt-William Meggers
8 1/2 x 11 inches or 215 x 275 mm - 2 lbs
FullColor 90pagestotal of469Pages
469 pages Total with90pages with 339 watchesin FULL COLOR inaddition including 245movement and dial pictures of the most sought Railroad & American Movements and Specialty Dials known.
Read This Carefully: This is for those of you who do not know- BUT DO KNOW- there is information aboutwatches they do not know that they do not know and know they are missing andgiving away valuable watches with no knowledgeof it at all! -AND- Are willing to pay for knowledge rather than using the oldsaying of Roy. The only substitute for knowledgeis money! Think about it. Money does not equal knowledge, but it seemslike it to those using it as their Guide.
This book costs $50.00Reduced- FORAREASON.This is the culimination ofknowledge of the life ofRoy Ehrhardt. This book has 93 color pages of remarkable watcheswith more remarkableprices realized in the New York Watch sale of the Century of American Watches. The updates were done by Roy,Larry,and Bill just before Bill'sdeath. Collectors and Dealers need this book for variations are shown that were first shown in the 1970's Price Indicatorsof Roy Ehrhardt, along with many new dial and movement variations. More variations appear monthly as old watches are still out there being inherited, sold and foundin pawn shop safes, and watchmakers drawers.
Collectors who have longstanding experience knowthat one piece of knowledgein each book will pay forthe price of that book andmore. IF ATTENTION is paid to the informationcontained THERIN and it does not become a coffeetable collector edition. This is not for coffee tablewatch collecting but for Avid Raoffer Watchnatics seeking the fun of the hunt and needing the tools of thetrade of the KnowledgeableElite Dealer. Roy Ehrhardt'sBooks are proven reliableinformation and all us early dealers have everything he ever wrote in books and knowit is money in the bank and jewels in our collections. Youcan be an averge collectoror dealer and still as the old saying goes- EVEN ABLIND HOG FINDS ANACORN ONCE IN AWHILE. I have received calls where my answer was- you do not have that watch they onlymade 25- and the reply was come and see it for yourself it just came in thefront door and cost $150.00,a 23 jewel Sangmo SpecialHunter. Other similar watches are waiting and being bought, you might as well own the rare watchesthat pass through your handsor at least receive the right money for them.
I have been told to--Dumb Down-- This Introduction and thisbook would sell better for it isabove the watch traders level of understanding.THEPURPOSE of thisbook is to raise the levelof understanding of the watches that are weekly passing through your handsfrom pawn shops, gold buyouts, and collections breaking up due to the desparate economy we are now all in.
If I dumb this introductiondown you will still be dumb.This book can fix dumb, it can train you to detailand critical examination,but willful ignornace cannot be fixed. If you choose not to know morethan you presently knowwhen opportunity ispresented the level of collecting you are at will remain the same. Ignorancedoes not mean lack of all knowledge but lack of knowledge you are unawareof that others are aware of.
This book is the culiminationof wisdom andresearch information of the life of Roy Ehrhardt, Col. GeorgeTownsend, and Bill Meggersalong with the list of contributors and the unlisted thousands thattook serial numbers and movement variationsfor Roy and Bill and allof us at the start of Col. Townsend's publishing career who recorded serial numbers for him. George and Roy have a large recordof corresspondence over the years as he was a largecontributor to Roys workin later years.
ATTENTION-ATTENTION-ATTENTION to Detail and Comprehension of featuresof what you are looking at that is Unique or Specialsets apart the watch traderfrom the knowledgeable dealer or collector.
Dial Variations-Colored Dials and RR Inspector names make a remarkabledifference in price to a low jeweled or gold-filled watch. A Railroad grade watch can be boosted in price as much as 10 timesor more. Jeweler Namesand Personalized Specialorder customer names are the sleeper of the present and future according to Larry Ehrhardt.Many dealers have made a good side living buying and selling these personalizedname watches for years.
The value of this book isto use this book as a StudyGuide. To benefit from it you must have the desireto Focus your Attention to the Critical Variationsof movement models that make the DramaticDifference in prices from one to the same onewith the gold flashing orspecial dial or special RRInspector name or other feature that is a special order or short factory run, or a- ONEOFF- for a special reason. Workmen took home with and without permission movements and whencompanies were in hardtimes or closing paid salaries in movements and workmen finishedthese are home or sometimes on companypremises. Factory handfinished movements are more valuable thanmost home finished movements by workmen,but exceptions exist wherethe home finished movement is superior to the finish of a companyproduction. Patent Modelsare also found using factorymovements finished by aworkman to show his patent- regulators- areone common example-but 8 day or special escapement models alsoshow up and special dialtrain features also.
The Most ComprehensiveIdentification & Price Guide Ever Written Combined as a MemorialEdition with IN COLORthe Most Important sale of 339 AmericanVintage Watches this Century, including 14 pageswith 245 pictures of themost sought American & Railroad Movements& Specialty Dials Known.4 pages of Dial Foot Positions to Identify ALLAmerican Dials,Including American Movement Weightsin Pennyweights. 922 EA drawings on 82 pages to identifyALL American Watch Movements with or without identifying writing on the plates. Serial Numbers & Grades with Production Dates forBall-Hamilton-Rockfordin 30 pages. 3 pages Watch Company ProductionDates. 203 pages of over11,000 Alphabetical listings ofALL known AmericanWatches with over 1,100 RR Inspectors and PrivateLabel Names LISTED ALPHABETICALLY.
This bookIdentifies everyone of the 100 millionjeweled and 300 millionunjeweled American-Made POCKET WATCHES dating from 1830-2000. This is the FoundationalDefinitive Work ofAmerican Pocket Watches.A Reference Work Referred totheWORLD over by sale Houses, Pawn Shops, Coin Shops, Antique Dealers, Appraisers, DEALERS and COLLECTORS to separatethe Cheap from the Rare,Cheap watches are not cheap they never raise invalue over time, they STEAL your Money, junk returns to junk afterthe trend is over Qualityis Quality forever and MINTis MONEY.
The Only Substitute forKNOWLEDGE is MONEY, Information makes theKnowledge, Knowledgecreates confidence in investing and confidencein buying creates a marketaccording to how deep the pockets of the buyers are, WIDESPREAD Knowledgecreates a Supermarket ora Trend resulting in a collecting field, the EndResult isdedicated collectorsof the scarce and finerexamples.
There are always buyersof the cheap watches but we are talking about INVESTINGfor PROFIT not accumulation of quantity.
DISCRETION ANDWISDOM DETERMINE THE RESULT
Beginners become expertsthrough proper resourcematerials.
The History of This Book
This book was first released
in 1987 and updated in 1994
and 1998 and 1999 and
released in small editions
and again updated in 2000
by Roy Ehrhardt and Bill
Meggers,Put into full
8 1/2 x 11 format for study use,
and revised and corrected
until 2002 when Bill Meggers
passed away, Larry Ehrhardt
updated the prices and Roy
finished the proof copy
corrections in 2003 and
due to health and 2 hurricanes
passing directly through
Umatilla, Florida and
seriously damaging the
building this book was
neverreleased and printed
.Roy died in 2004. I have
combined this book with
2 others making a Memorial
Edition. The most Complete
Book of the most Important Information on American
Pocket Watches Available.
This is the Collector's Collector Book and the PawnbrokersDream the Rare Stuff withthe prices without all thetrash.
This book should sell Thousands ofcopies andupon widespread distributionprices will skyrocket on Mint Perfect, MulticoloredDials, Gold-Filled MintCases, Railroad Cases forSpecial Models. Private Label Names and RailroadInspector's Names. Gold Unique Multicolor Pocketwatches in All Sizeswith Interesting Mint Multicolor Dials. The pricesnow in this book for saleresults will be dealer wholesaleprices and Are Now on many of the watches listed.
WE SELL RELIABLE INFORMATION
The Price is $50.00 Reduced delivered Media Mail in USAand Priority Flat Rate Envelope Mail Worldwide and on Consideration of the Cost of 90 pages of Color Printingwith 8 1/2 x 11 Format for Easy Reading and Notations---No Better Value is availablein the Pocket Watch Price Guide Field.
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