Antique watches are high of collecting value, it is necessary to get know some of tips on how to identify an antique watch with your own skills.
Clock and watch are the products of the advance of human technology. Without sophisticated equipment and first-class talent, watch movements with vitality cannot be produced. The earlier largest manufactures put into large sums of money to making accurate and durable watch movement, thus watch movement designed by different manufactures have their own style.When purchasing an antique watch, issues mentioned below should be focused on:1. Is there is an original manufacturer producing such movement2. Whether the style of the board is right3. Watch if the movement is rust or scratched4. Whether the small screw on the board is missing5. Transfer the winder for several times and see whether the watch can move in the front, reverse, left, right, top etc. or not6. Checking whether movement of the wheel on its roundness and level direction is formal7. To see if the chewy of the back and forth is ideal8. Is the process of tightening the spring is smooth9. The size of the sound generated when transferring the winder is related with its design, there is no absolute business with the quality of the movement10. Pull out the crown to clockwise the hands to see if the they are on the right place11. If the watch is with calendar, to see if it can move forwardly and then check the standard time12. The metal case produced in Switzerland, the United Kingdom and France are mostly branded with the metal imprint, while those made in the united State would be branded with words like 14k or 18k, these small imprints of square mm is the best way to distinguish true or false of watch, but a magnifying glass of more than ten times shoule be used.13. To see whether if case and lugs is hit or bended into deformation14. To see if the head is the original15. To see if the brand handwriting on the surface is still as the same16. To see whether the hours, minutes, seconds hands and the scale are the original17. To see the degree of oxidation and injuries18. To distinguish whether the signature on the case back, the movement and the surface are the same19. To see if the movement and the case is sealed closely20. Cover the bottom cover and jiggle around the watch to see if there is abnormal sound21. Different automatic watch have different operation way, it is not bad for them to have different voices22. If it is multifunction watch, turn the hands to see whether the dates, weeks and phase of the moon can work forwardly23. When test the rapid adjustment button, the frequent way is to turn the needles to the 6:00p.m. and then press the elevator button to check whether dates, weeks, months and the moon phase can be adjusted24. If it is perpetual calendar, it should be tested to see whether the months, leap month and leap year is correct25. When it comes to chronograph, It needs to operate the start, stop and zero function to if they are normal26. To see whether the minute hand and hour hand of timing disc can work normally27. If there is state-of-the-art electronic match measuring machine, the second difference, the difference of the equidistant and whether the azimuth difference is reasonable can be tested right now28. Well, that all small tips I have got, hope you have had something in your mind after viewing this article for a short time.
As a beads lover, I operate small DIY crafts business online, take gemstone pendants, evil eye beads and buddaha beads for example, they are indeed convenient of being purchased online with high quality while at reasonable price if you choose the right supplier.