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2) Many American cases were made by companies who used odd patents, Like Waltham who had a case that was essentially gold filled but instead of brass on the inside, had 8k gold. These are often overlooked by folks and can be had cheaply. Jack Hunt always sends them back to us for instance as "non gold". They test it with either acid or a torch and get an odd color underneath the outside 14k. This is 8k which DOES get a bit of bubbling with acid. These cases are worth 150 or so in ladies watches and up to 600 dollars in mens cases. Also some early american watch companies were scammers and used extremely low karat but marked the watches with a simple "18" mark. not 18k but simply "18". these are usually 8k to 9k gold and sometimes only the lids are 9k and the band around the watch is filled. Next you have some german and swiss cases that are gold on the lids, the side bands and everything but have a non gold metal for the dust cover.
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