Pocket Watch Cases

Posted on December 13th, 2009 by admin in Solid Gold Pocket Watch Care and Tips

Pocket Watch Cases

Pocket watch cases are and excellent way to protect and make your pocket watch last a very long time.  These cases will protect against damage to the watch from water, debris, and negligence of simply not paying attention or forgetting where it is at.

Most pocket watches come with a case that is made of brass and has a protective coating, which is generally lacquer, to help protect the case itself.  If you clean this case the same way that you would a solid gold pocket watch, then the case could also stay in good condition for a very long time.  It would be ideal to clean the case of dust and debris with a jewelers wipe or cloth and this will also help to insure that the shine of the case will stick around for a long time as will.  You will never want to use harsh chemicals on the case as it could have a significant effect on the finish as well.pocket-watch-case

A lot of people would buy a genuine solid gold pocket watch and then buy and cheaper case that portrayed authenticity, such as gold plated or just gold painted, and this was one of their ways of saving a little money.  Besides, the watch was what they really wanted protected anyhow.  Some would actually buy then genuine 14k or 18k gold cases.

A lot of the time, when buying a pocket watch case, if you opted for a gold case, you could get one with a guarantee, and it actually had “guaranteed” printed right on the front of the case.  They would guarantee that the gold plate would not wear off to where you could see the brass plating, for a certain amount of year.  The longer the guarantee, the better the quality.  It was not uncommon to see a guarantee for 100 years.

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Case could protect against several different factors and protect the pocket watch in so many ways it seems to be a no brainer to have one.  You can get them for a decent price and according to the guarantees that they offer, they seem to last a very long time.

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