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Item Found: Other

Location: Maryland

Metal Detector Used: Other (800-0300)


August 1st, 2010
   Dear White's,

A friend and I decided to hit an old park outside Baltimore a while back. We were both getting our share of clad coins when about an hour into our hunt I got a nice audible hit with one tall bar and a 91 VDI on the spectragraph. I'm now hoping that I might have a clad, or better yet, a silver dollar! I dug about 4" down and to my surprise I see what looks like a gold badge at first, but upon retrieval I realize I have a "gold" pocket watch and it looks OLD!

After close examination of the watch I realize it was made by Elgin and has a serial number on it. I then did some research on the internet and come to find out the watch was manufactured in 1895! It turns out the case was made by Joseph Fahys & Co. and is 14K gold. As you can see, I don't believe the watch is repairable, but there is still plenty of engraving detail on both sides. I treasure it as one of my best finds with "old reliable". That is what I call my XLT know that I own a V3!

Jim from Maryland
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