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Watch Fob Grading

Watch Fob Grading Guidelines

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Below are basic watch fob grading guidelines:

  1. Mint: Like new. Crisp edges on all lettering, in never worn condition. All plating or finish in tact with no visible scratches, nicks, gouges, or bent portions of fob. Porcelain, Celluloid or Enamel is 100% intact with no scratches, foxing or repairs. A fob maker’s name, if present, must be clear with sharp edges on lettering if on the fob. Engraving on the fob is meant only for operator’s name and registered number.

  2. Near Mint: Plating may show small wear spots but no more than 5% of the surface shall be affected. Details are still sharp and clear with no nicks or bent areas. No more than 2 light scratches and no name engraving unless it is to recognize the recipient and engraving shall be of a commercial quality. Porcelain, celluloid and enamel shall still be 100% intact with no foxing.

  3. Excellent: Plating worn off on up to 10% on front and rear of fob. Porcelain or enamel shall be 90% intact with no repairs, celluloid shall have no foxing. Maker’s name, if present, must be readable with no breaks in lettering. No broken or bent bails. Fob must be presentable in a displayed collection.

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    Good: 15% or more of the plating, porcelain or enamel is missing, celluloid may have minimal foxing with no open breaks. Details such as lettering are no longer sharp and clear. Bail may be bent but not broken.

  5. air: 20% or more of the plating, porcelain or enamel is missing, celluloid may have foxing and minimal amount of open cracks. Details such as lettering are no longer sharp and clear. Bail may be bent but not broken.

  6. Poor: 25% or more of the plating, porcelain or enamel is missing, celluloid shows heavy foxing and open cracks. The bail may be broken or bent. The maker’s name is barely readable.

  7. Dug: Fob has been in the ground for a considerable length of time. Usually it is not cleanable, is pitted and most of the paint and porcelain is missing.


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