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Old 11-04-2019, 05:17 PM
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Default SILVER , GOLD and DIAMOND !!!

I haven't posted anything for awhile, mainly because it got too hot and I wasn't hunting much. Finally got out this weekend and made some great finds. Ventured down into Oklahoma at an old fairgrounds. There was plenty of clad ($5.38) , tax tokens, thimble, ROTC Legion of Merit badge dated 1961, 1944 Washington, 1937 Merc, 1924 Merc, 1876 , 1907, 1904, 1892 IHP, a medal ribbon holder and a 14K GOLD, Keystone ladies watch WITH a real diamond. I researched the watch maker and evidently Keystone, sold out to Hamilton Watch Co. in 1891. Although the watch movements are totally trashed and rusted, the GOLD CASE is in great shape. Took it up to a jeweler friend of mine this morning and she confirmed REAL DIAMOND. I dug the watch at 9"+ on my second target Saturday morning so made my day early. Went back down yesterday for more gold but was only able to find silver and clad and IHP. GREAT WEEKEND
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Old 11-04-2019, 06:27 PM
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Wow man, fantastic finds!

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Old 11-04-2019, 06:39 PM
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Just....fabulous!

Oh yea...welcome to the gold pocket watch club!

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Old 11-04-2019, 06:45 PM
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Congrats on the haul of fine goods . Judging by the evidence on your pictures you are not only an able detectorist but you may also play scrabble and own a Dog .
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Old 11-04-2019, 06:57 PM
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I certainly don't know about able detectorist but YES, I own dogs and play scrabble. lol

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Old 11-04-2019, 10:29 PM
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Great goodies! I like the gold watch!

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Old 11-04-2019, 10:37 PM
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That watch is quite a find! Congrats on it and all the rest!

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Old 11-04-2019, 11:38 PM
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Oh wow! That's a phenomenal find! To find a watch like that. what a dream!

Fantastic finds and story!

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Old 11-05-2019, 12:44 AM
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How cool is that!!! Awesome find. There must be 3/4oz. Of 14k there???

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Old 11-05-2019, 06:02 AM
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Congrats Jerr .. dang nice finds .. love the shiney !!

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Old 11-05-2019, 06:49 AM
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Congratulations on the nice batch of finds. That fairgrounds needs hitting more what with that amount of treasure left there. Of course I'm aware it's probably a good distance for you to drive so it's not like you can go there anytime you want plus winter's coming on.

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Old 11-05-2019, 09:24 AM
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What a great variety in this hunt Jerry. The Gold is a fantastic find and with Ice. Thimble, Watch, Token's all that would have made your outing successful. That's not even speaking of the Merc's, the Silver GW and the tribe of Indians. Two days in a glory field of history, Congrats my friend. Hope you can go back for more soon. Trapper

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Old 11-05-2019, 10:34 AM
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Really awesome hunting jerr, I've found a few gold plated watches, but never solid. Silver ones are tough to come by as well. I think ive only dug one or 2 pieces, never a whole one. Congrats on some great finds!

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Old 11-05-2019, 11:19 AM
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Originally Posted by zeemang View post
Wow man, fantastic finds!
Thank You zeemang

Originally Posted by DIGGER27 View post
Just....fabulous!


Oh yea...welcome to the gold pocket watch club!
Thank You Digger

Originally Posted by Soil Surgeon View post
Congrats on the haul of fine goods . Judging by the evidence on your pictures you are not only an able detectorist but you may also play scrabble and own a Dog .
Thank You

Originally Posted by metaladdict View post
Great goodies! I like the gold watch!
Thank You metaladdict,

Originally Posted by jwp1964 View post
That watch is quite a find! Congrats on it and all the rest!
Thank You

Originally Posted by Skippy SH13 View post
Oh wow! That's a phenomenal find! To find a watch like that. what a dream!

Fantastic finds and story!

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Thank You Skippy
Originally Posted by REAL_RAT_FINK View post
How cool is that!!! Awesome find. There must be 3/4oz. Of 14k there???
Thanks, I wished there was that much gold there. lol
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Congrats Jerr .. dang nice finds .. love the shiney !!
Thanks Dragon, dug the watch second plug of the day so anything after that was just icing on the cake.
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Congratulations on the nice batch of finds. That fairgrounds needs hitting more what with that amount of treasure left there. Of course I'm aware it's probably a good distance for you to drive so it's not like you can go there anytime you want plus winter's coming on.

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Thanks ecmo, I will be going back.
Originally Posted by jack&jill View post
What a great variety in this hunt Jerry. The Gold is a fantastic find and with Ice. Thimble, Watch, Token's all that would have made your outing successful. That's not even speaking of the Merc's, the Silver GW and the tribe of Indians. Two days in a glory field of history, Congrats my friend. Hope you can go back for more soon. Trapper
Thank You Trapper, the watch was 9"+. When I first saw the gold in the bottom of the hole my heart fluttered.
Originally Posted by cellrdwellr View post
Really awesome hunting jerr, I've found a few gold plated watches, but never solid. Silver ones are tough to come by as well. I think ive only dug one or 2 pieces, never a whole one. Congrats on some great finds!
Thank You cellrdwellr

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Old 11-05-2019, 02:34 PM
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Very nice I wish we had big fairgrounds around here I bet it was a blast
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Originally Posted by cellrdwellr View post
Really awesome hunting jerr, I've found a few gold plated watches, but never solid. Silver ones are tough to come by as well. I think ive only dug one or 2 pieces, never a whole one. Congrats on some great finds!
Rare indeed, I have found so many pocket watches and parts, some plated and such. Only one silver complete watch and no silver parts, no gold watches either or solid gold parts.
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Old 11-05-2019, 02:41 PM
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Thank You Bigfoot, and YES it was a blast. Although I seldom venture out of my home town, I WILL BE GOING back here

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Old 11-05-2019, 02:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Tpmetal View post
Rare indeed, I have found so many pocket watches and parts, some plated and such. Only one silver complete watch and no silver parts, no gold watches either or solid gold parts.

Thank You TPmetal, sure was a shock when I seen GOLD SHINY in the bottom of the hole. Honestly I thought I had a gold coin. But, a gold watch with a diamond will do for now. lol

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Old 11-05-2019, 08:44 PM
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A solid gold pocket watch is so high on the average guys bucket list they forget to put it on a bucket list . Incredible report Jerr!

Someday you will have to take a photo of all your highlights over the years .
There is obviously more going on here then luck .
What a great post !
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Old 11-06-2019, 11:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Dewsweeper894 View post
A solid gold pocket watch is so high on the average guys bucket list they forget to put it on a bucket list . Incredible report Jerr!

Someday you will have to take a photo of all your highlights over the years .
There is obviously more going on here then luck .
What a great post !
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Thanks Dew, you know what they say, even a blind squirrel finds an acorn sometimes.

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