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How Much Is My Military Clock Worth?

How Much Is My Military Clock Worth? I am often asked this question when I haven’t  seen the item or any images. Therefore I rely upon the owner to provide an accurate description before I can look at any provided images.

Value of military clocks have increased from the 1980′s when very little was known on the subject. However due to the present economic climate I believe that rise in values have slowed.

One of biggest issue that can decrease value on a military clock like any antique is the overall condition. Collectors like to see vintage timepieces with a few marks on them, but there is nothing worse than seeing a clock that has been abused. I have seen abuse ranging from vice marks on the clock case, and impropertools being used on the delicate movements by untrained people.

However this doesn’t mean that the clock must be put on a buffing wheel to make it highly polished. All this does is remove the original surface finish that detracts from what a collector is looking for. An interesting example of this is the WW2 German (Kriegsmarine) Naval clocks, originally the brass cases were coated with a black covering; however most examples seen today will have the covering removed and the brass polished.

Very often it must be considered carefully if a military clock is beyond economical repair as parts for the vast majority are in short supply, and  qualified clock repair labour rates can be expensive.

Originality is also a very important factor as there are sometimes damaged hands are replaced with non-original ones. 

If you have a militaryclock, watch or timepiece

WW2 US Navy Clock

for sale and you are unsure of value please feel free to contact me for free confidential advice via email, or call 07977 057 330 or via the contact page on this website.

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