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Old 09-12-2018, 08:45 PM
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Default Never know where a dog walk walk will take you...

Mosquitoes chased us out of our favorite state park dog walking trail the other day. We thought the city would offer us refuge from the onslaught. Never had a reason to be thankful for mosquitoes before. Our meanderings led to torn up street construction that had proven fruitful before. We spied newly open ground and very quickly whisked our poor dog companions back toward the car so we could take them home to “rest” while we hastened back to the street to see what we might find. A few hours later, we headed back to the pups feeling richly rewarded. ( at least one of us anyways) Day one started out with 1898 Barber quarter hit, followed by a metal “charge a plate” (did research and discovered it was an early aluminum credit card with owner’s name and address imprinted on it) found a bit later. Both of us found wheat pennies, before I happened upon a sweet hit that turned out to be a 1903 S Barber half. Partner feeling distinctly unlucky at that point. That feeling only heightened after I found what we are fairly sure is a woman’s gold pocket watch. ( taking it to local watch repair to have it opened and verified soon) She made me stay longer hoping to find something, but then I found a 1901 Indian head penny. Finally time to go home to the pups. Day two minor payback for her, she found 1883 Indian and 1935 mercury dime. Talked to workers, will be closing street soon and are done for the year.

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Old 09-12-2018, 08:54 PM
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The Barbers are nice but that watch is over the top.
Nice find, congrats.

Please do post picture of the face once opened.
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Old 09-12-2018, 08:57 PM
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Holy smokes!! That pocket watch is amazing! Big Congrats!!!

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Old 09-12-2018, 09:01 PM
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That watch is beautiful man. Congrats
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Old 09-12-2018, 09:04 PM
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Old 09-12-2018, 09:12 PM
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What!?????? Nice!!!!! Give those Pups a extra ration of kibble! Hey TTsome,..Coin Club Meeting Tomorrow...Bring that watch and I'll show you my NOX!

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Old 09-12-2018, 09:27 PM
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Nice hunt man, let's see some more shots of that watch!

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Old 09-12-2018, 10:50 PM
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That is the shinest thing I've seen all week! Congrats

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Old 09-13-2018, 07:28 AM
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Nice hunting, great story too! Congrats!

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Old 09-13-2018, 09:37 AM
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Wow! Coins are great but that gold pockewatch is amazing! Congrats!

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Old 09-13-2018, 03:09 PM
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Update: All that glitters unfortunately is gold fill. We had an expert look at the watch. Checked the hallmarks and serial number and found that it is an 1889 10k gold fill Elgin Ladies pocket watch. The inside of the watch was trashed by the conditions it existed in for perhaps a century.


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Old 09-13-2018, 03:19 PM
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Still a very nice find. It will look amazing in your display case.
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Old 09-13-2018, 03:29 PM
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Killer finds... awesome hunt..
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Old 09-13-2018, 03:49 PM
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Spectacular! there's no other word for that watch, just spectacular!
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Old 09-13-2018, 04:24 PM
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Nice watch! Pity it was trashed inside.

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Old 09-13-2018, 04:30 PM
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That pocket watch is SWWEEETTTT! Not one pic of the pups????

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Old 09-13-2018, 04:41 PM
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Still a beautiful find, congrats.


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Old 09-13-2018, 04:47 PM
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Your lucky , your good and you know your Hood . Congrats !
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Old 09-13-2018, 05:43 PM
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Wow, that's a great report full of goodies! Nice story too; with the mosquitos, the poor ol' doggies, the friendly competition with the lady friend, and limited time frame, silver, Big silver, multiple wheaties, the fancy pocket watch, and all! That early credit card is a cool thing to find too!
Congrats. Update us if you get any more from there.
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Old 09-13-2018, 05:55 PM
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Wow that watch is beautiful congrats!

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