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    • DonnaH39
      CommentAuthorDonnaH39
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Jan 11th 2015
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    I'm wanting to get oh an engraved pocket watch as his main gift.

    However I'm struggling when looking for one, I don't know what a decent price is for one. I have seen some ranging from £60-£100 (I wouldn't want to spend more then that) but I have also seen some on the bay for £30

    Obviously I want a good quality one that isn't going to just break or stop working, but at the same time I don't want to spend more money then I have to.

    What is a reasonable price for a pocket watch? What are good brands as well that I should look out for?




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    • Katrina*
      CommentAuthorKatrina*
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Jan 11th 2015
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    I have just got one for my dad from @rg0s viewed it before buying and it is lovely £ 39.99 and they can engrave them for you. Still waiting for a quote from my local engraver but if not they will let me take it back to them and they will send it off for doing. Also if there are any people's when they do it and it gets damaged they will replace it free of charge.
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    • CharlotteE98
      CommentAuthorCharlotteE98
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Jan 11th 2015
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    H2B bought himself one to wear on our wedding day. He paid about £80 on bay of E. It's about 100 years old and exactly what he was looking for. Depending on what you want you could also try W4tch Sh0p online. You can get them on there for around £40.
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    • DonnaH39
      CommentAuthorDonnaH39
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Jan 11th 2015
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    I'm actually really annoyed with him, it's his birthday in Feb and he's just said if people ask what to get him, I should suggest a pocket watch... I said do you really think that's a birthday present and he said well what would it be? (He's talking about it now still, I don't want to say duh we're getting married this year.... as it will give it away but feeling like I might have to say something :/)




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    • lala "mod" bunni
      CommentAuthorlala "mod" bunni
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Jan 11th 2015
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    hun can i just say you are going to get what you pay for ... if you want a solid silver one then you are going to have to pay , i bought an antique silver one dated 1889 which was a really good maker plus a silver fob chain and paid a fair bit ( already been told i did well well and its worth more )

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    • lala "mod" bunni
      CommentAuthorlala "mod" bunni
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Jan 11th 2015
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    at the end of the day a reasonable price is what YOU can afford for what YOU want.

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    • DonnaH39
      CommentAuthorDonnaH39
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Jan 11th 2015
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    He's mentioned the more bronzed look one's, which was the one good thing coming from him wanting one for his birthday as I was looking at silver.

    I know you get what you pay for, especially with something like a watch, but I have seen some which are quite expensive and then have seen similar from the same brand cheaper somewhere else... which just strikes me as odd... it really doesn't help that I have no idea what I am looking for and what is a good brand or anything, completely out of my depth with it.




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    • lala "mod" bunni
      CommentAuthorlala "mod" bunni
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Jan 20th 2015
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    are you looking for an antique one or a modern one .

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    • DonnaH39
      CommentAuthorDonnaH39
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Jan 20th 2015
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    I'm thinking an antique one... or at least that kind of look. But if I saw the right modern one then I wouldn't say no either. (sorry I know that doesn't help you in trying to help me)


    I can't believe how hard it is trying to find this, I honestly think this has been the worse thing for me wedding wise in finding the right one.




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    • lala "mod" bunni
      CommentAuthorlala "mod" bunni
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Jan 21st 2015
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    the best place to look for an antique pocket watch is to go to a watch/clock fair ,where you have people who know what they are talking about ( its where i got mr lala`s)

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    • DonnaH39
      CommentAuthorDonnaH39
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Jan 21st 2015
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    Thanks Lala-I wouldn't have thought of even looking for something like that, will keep an eye out for one that I can make without fiancé around.




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    • princesspixie
      CommentAuthorprincesspixie
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Jan 21st 2015
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    • lala "mod" bunni
      CommentAuthorlala "mod" bunni
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Jan 21st 2015
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    Just put a link on your wall ... might be good place to look

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    • DonnaH39
      CommentAuthorDonnaH39
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Jan 21st 2015
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    Thank you :D




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    • DonnaH39
      CommentAuthorDonnaH39
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Jan 21st 2015
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    Ahh of course-I know the racecourse well and had forgotten they did fairs there :) thanks again




 
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