Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Takes A Licking ...
We found this watch among my late father's possessions.
Note the "brand" -- Podelco, the family name. We are not watchmakers by trade.
It's 17 jewels, 14K gold. I've had it cleaned and the mechanism repaired. It works great now.
From what I understand, Sears -- yes, that Sears -- at one time contracted with a Swiss watchmaker to make these, probably in the 1950s but perhaps the '60s.
Does anyone know anything about where this watch came from and what it might be worth, if anything?
An auctioneer, going through my mom's old house, offered my sister $25 on the spot for this watch. She declined.