Vintage ladies Eska 17j manual wind

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Please note: Almost ALL the small ladies "cocktail" watches of brands such as Bulova, Gruen, Hamilton, etc., with gold trading at record prices are trading at or near scrap.
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Yuda
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Vintage ladies Eska 17j manual wind

Post by Yuda » Fri Feb 26, 2016 10:52 am

Hi,
Below are some photos of a vintage Eska watch I recently acquired. I have had it serviced and it's running well. It came with the tag attached and is apparently "new old stock". I'm interested in knowing when it was made (approximate) and a value (approximate) for it. The jeweler who serviced it thinks it's from the 20's or 30's based on the curved crystal and style. I believe the case and band are stainless with rhinestones around the face and on the buckle, a few of them are dark because the foil back has deteriorated but they are all there. There are no marks on the case or the back.

Thanks!
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Re: Vintage ladies Eska 17j manual wind

Post by zafbasha » Mon Feb 29, 2016 11:40 am

I think it's a 1940s watch, maybe even early 1950s.

Value is not high, since it's not gold.

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Re: Vintage ladies Eska 17j manual wind

Post by Yuda » Mon Feb 29, 2016 3:44 pm

Just curious, but what is the top end of "not much"? A couple hundred-ish?

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Re: Vintage ladies Eska 17j manual wind

Post by zafbasha » Mon Feb 29, 2016 4:10 pm

Maybe $150 in a ideal circumstance. You might was to see what the case is made of. With any luck it's gold.

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