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marmusman
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Posted on Friday, March 26, 2004 - 03:24 pm:   

I have not been able to find any information on Kingston watches online. Were they just a generic watch company? I have found 3 Kingston watches on e-bay worth $300-$500. I assume that this may just be because of the material and movement quality and not the name? What country was the company from?

I have my grandfathers Kingston watch with original case and was just curiuos if it was worth anything, not that I would sell it. It is rectagular in shape with a couple rectangular "jewels" set into the face. Not sure if they are real, though. Would they tend to be real?

I will try to post a photo if you think there may be anything special about the watch.

Thank you for any information you may be able to provide,
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marmusman
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Posted on Friday, March 26, 2004 - 11:10 pm:   

I have the following 3 photos
Watch Face

Watch Back
Text says 14 karat gold

With Case
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Marmusman
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Posted on Monday, March 29, 2004 - 12:08 am:   

Interior Photo w/ two other company names?

Interior Photo

So is it a Kingston, Alki or ID Watch?
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Zaf
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Posted on Monday, March 29, 2004 - 01:27 pm:   

Hi. There is no real incentive to put "kingston" over "ID" or Akli. So I'm going to say all Kingston is OK. "ID" watch conpany is a US case maker in all likelyhood, value of $300 or so with the box is in the ballpark. Looks like an early 1950s pc.

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Rhonda Pfenning
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Posted on Sunday, January 30, 2005 - 03:33 am:   

I am looking for a general idea on a couple watches that I recently received. I cannot find anything on the internet for the one and the other I have been able to locate that the company does exist. The first one is a Kingston ladies watch. It is set in 10kt gold with rubies at each point on the band and also rubies and diamonds for the face of the watch. It is a swiss 17 jewel, as for the inners of the backside the only thing that I can make of it is 2/20/-5 and its just scratched like in there by the make not engraved, also has some sort of number 9265-- something of this sort. The band also says, pat. pend. made in usa. Could you possibly help me locate someone who can help with this, and the other one is a Benrus swiss watch set in 10kt white gold with 2 diamonds one at each point of the band. It is very vintage style. Oh the Kingston watch is also very vintage. The Benrus is a 17 jewel and inside it says Major W.C. Co. 10k rolled plated gold stainless steel back is what I can make of it. Any information you could give would be fantastic. I have looked everywhere except the antique stores which is my next move. Thank You Kindly Rhonda
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Zaf
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Posted on Sunday, January 30, 2005 - 08:44 pm:   

It's going to be low values on both, the Kingston say the price of gold + $20-$50 and the benrus < $50. Antique stores may try to get more for this type of thing, but that what these realistically trade for.
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Jodi Hemmesch
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Posted on Sunday, October 02, 2005 - 05:44 pm:   

I have a kingston 17 jewel watch that has a string for the band and a domed cover.It only shows the 2 hands and numbersbut not anything else .Do you think this is older than the 30s or 40,s?
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Zaf
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Posted on Sunday, October 02, 2005 - 10:04 pm:   

No, I don't think it is older. If it were you'd expect 15 jewel movemets.












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