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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:11 pm Reply with quote
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Would anyone care to weigh in on what they would consider 'heavy' for a model 88 open faced case in 14K. At what point do they become somewhat unusual?

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:33 pm Reply with quote
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2 1/2 oz and heavier

Have you ever seen a 3 or 4 ounce case?

What is in it r were you deciding to place in this type of case--an American grade ?

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:02 pm Reply with quote
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Thanks Jon. That was kind of what I was thinking, but I don't have much experience with anything other than ordinary sizes when it comes to 14K.

It's not a loose case though. It's a really nice AM'n grade, I believe all original, and I think the marking is for Marshall Field. It's been a long time (I've had it 10 years or more), but I seem to recall it weighing 80+ grams without the movement.

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Isn't that 2.5 oz?

Well, you missed 1600 gold a few days ago, if you were to sell it high. Wink

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Largest I have had was 3 ozt stripped. Had a french pendent too, which was cool.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:03 pm Reply with quote
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2.5 is probably close. I suppose 84g would be an even 3oz though. I wasn't considering selling it though as I would hate to see it scrapped. It's just a plain polished case, but it's near new condition. I just saw some auctions where everything they list says 'heavy gold case'. I am pretty sure it's a meaningless thing to say when you have the weight listed in the auction, but it just made me think.

Thanks fellas.

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Mike, that is one of the buzz works all AHs use. They will do anything to ram it into the buyer!

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