Gold...or not?

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Had a trip out this afternoon. Went on a newly harvested bean field but got bored very quickly after digging a few bits of lead. It’s a field that has never given me anything and I wasn’t in the mood for digging wet clingy clay soil so I ditched it. Instead I drove to my next permission, one with a couple of pasture fields that I had previously only detected a couple of times and seemed promising.

Walking through a small field by the farmhouse, I dug a couple of iffy signals. Then I got a sweet sounding target on the third hole. I dug a hole and caught the glimpse of gold. Out popped this old ladies wrist watch.
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I grinned. Second gold of the year, I thought. I grinned some more and did a dance to thank the field gods. I carried on for another hour finding little else.

Got home to check out the gold watch in more detail. I can’t find a hallmark and I’m starting to wonder if it’s gold at all :shock: But it looks in pretty good nick :Thinking: Either way it was fun finding it, even if it ends up being just rolled gold.

When my husband gets home I’ll give you the verdict :Luv Ya:
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Ooooh....cute find, lets hope its the real yellow stuff :)

On a side note, its great being able to click the photos here and get a really good decent sized photo to see the details

Well found though :thumbsup:
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As it says on the back really? Base metal Bezel.
Not gold this time I'm afraid. :thumbsup:
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Nice find, Cath.
You could always check if that brand, which was ? made Gold watches.
Good Luck, :thumbsup:
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Mucky wrote: Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:07 pm As it says on the back really? Base metal Bezel.
Not gold this time I'm afraid. :thumbsup:
Hmmmm I think you are right :( Ah well I got to do a dance :lol:
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Could be plated it’s a caraselle watch some letters missing due to being in the ground here a picture to a similar type caraselle watch
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Dave The Slave wrote: Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:09 pm Nice find, Cath.
You could always check if that brand, which was ? made Gold watches.
Good Luck, :thumbsup:
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Yes they do gold watches... and ones that aren’t. Looks like I got the cheap version :roll:
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Dukeynox800 wrote: Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:16 pm Could be plated it’s a caraselle watch some letters missing due to being in the ground here a picture to a similar type caraselle watch
Thank you for taking the trouble to find that photo. Looks pretty identical :thumbsup:
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Dukeynox800 wrote: Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:16 pm It’s a caraselle watch.
Caravelle. :thumbsup:
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Easylife wrote: Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:22 pm Caravelle. :thumbsup:
Haha yeah that’s the one 😀
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Heart stopping moment..... shame it's not a gold Rolex,,, still a nice find :thumbsup:
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Nice find, but sadly gold watches tend to be very much in the minority.

Not sure if it's true, but I was told that with regards pocket watches, gold watches and chains really were the preserve of the very rich, so it was far more common to have a gold plated watch on a gold chain...I think part of the reason was typically it was the chain that was actually visible while the watch was hidden away in a pocket.

In the relative short time I ve been detecting, I have found the remains of several cheap pocket watches, one as part of a pocket spill, but a gold one eludes me....
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I Just did a bit of fact finding on the Caravelle range of watches ...........

Bulova designs, manufactures, and markets several different brands, including: the signature "Bulova", the stylish "Caravelle" (formerly "Caravelle New York"), the dressy/formal Swiss-made "Wittnauer Swiss", and the "Marine Star". In 2014 Bulova ceased the sale of watches under the "Accutron" and "Accutron by Bulova" brand, eliminating some Accutron models and subsuming others under the "Bulova" brand.

So, Bulova made the Caravelle range of watches . They were produced by Bulova accu-Swiss and was originnally started off in the USA .
Bulova was founded and incorporated as the J. Bulova Company in 1875 by Bohemian immigrant Joseph Bulova. It was reincorporated under the name Bulova Watch Company in 1923, and became part of the Loews Corporation in 1979 and eventually sold to Citizen at the end of 2007.
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Bors you inspired me to look further at the history, thank you :D

Caravelle was introduced in 1962 and in 1968 cracked the US and became the largest selling jewelled movement watch. So it’s likely this watch is 60s to 70s, good to know as I’d thought possibly 50s. My neighbour and his family were the tenants there for about 100 years so I’ll give it to him as it’s a personal item :thumbsup:
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Well said Cath. It could, maybe, have belonged to a family member. They might even remember it being lost.
You’ll have to report back on the result.
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