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Since 1913 Seiko is manufacturing wristwatches. Let me show you the Seiko Ananta ‘100th Anniversary’ Chronograph

Seiko was founded in 1881. In 1895 Seiko started to produce pocket-watches, in 1899 the production of alarm clocks started and finally in 1913 the production of wristwatches.

To celebrate the first centenary of Seiko´s wristwatches Seiko presented the Ananta ‘100th Anniversary’ Chronograph

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Omega is here!

Spring is in full effect, and with it comes many reasons to celebrate. Mother's Day, Father's Day and Graduations are just a few of the reasons we look forward to this time of year. Here at Old Northeast Jewelers we are proud to announce our new partnership with Omega timepieces. Omega has a long and rich history as one of America's favorite timepieces. From the first timepiece worn on the moon, the Speedmaster, to James Bond's most precise tool, the Seamaster, Omega has provided incredibly reliable timepieces to some of our favorite heroes.

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Will nearly 3M Apple Watches sold hurt Swiss watch industry? Meet some non-worriers

It was meant to be a “debate “over whether the Apple Watch would impact the Swiss watch industry, but even the futurist on a Watch Collectors’ Roundtable panel assembled at the Aaron Faber Gallery in New York confessed to being a Rolex man.

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What's it Worth? William Rodgers Memorabilia

Recently a direct descendent of William Rodgers, a noted early American of the Colonel Rodgers family, asked to meet me at his home to buy and appraise some artifacts. It was a historical treasure trove of early American silver, miniature paintings on ivory, Revolutionary War militaria and much more. We were successful in placing all of his valuable items in the worldwide marketplace and it was one of the most memorable purchases we ever made.

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What’s It Worth? 1864 Abraham Lincoln Ferrotype

WHAT’S IT WORTH?

1864 ABRAHAM LINCOLN FERROTYPE

Photographic images come in many forms: daguerreotype, ambrotype and tintype or ferrotype. It takes an expert to know the difference.

Daguerreotype was introduced in 1839. Made of polished silver, these photos are very reflective and heavy and require a protective glass covering, as they are easily damaged. This method was in use only from the early 1840s to late 1850s.

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What’s It Worth? 1652 Massachusetts Pine Tree Shilling

The 1652 Massachusetts Pine Tree Shilling is one of the earliest known American coins – a colonial coin, technically. Likely to have been minted around 1670, the 1652 date may signify the founding of the Massachusetts mint. Some believe it to be a reflection of larger political events – a symbol of rebellion against English rule. A local jeweler suggested to our client that the coin was fake. We thought it was genuine, so our client entrusted us to send it to an important coin lab where it was verified. read more

What's it Worth? Vintage Photos of St. Petersburg

Sometimes “value” is not measured in dollars. We are buyers and sellers, yes – but we are also historians. We investigate everything that we buy – especially those things that are valuable historically as well as monetarily.

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What's it Worth? Coin Silver Tea Set

In the nineteenth century, silversmiths were quite common in the north — many were based in New York, Boston and Philadelphia. In the south, however, they were few and far between, which is why southern silver is highly sought after today. This tea set, made of melted-down coins, bears the mark of S.S. Cutler, a Kentucky maker/retailer from circa 1850. It belonged to the family of Congressman Albert G. Talbot (also Talbott) of Kentucky, whose name is engraved on the pieces. read more

What's it Worth? WWII-Era Medals

The highly decorated man in the photo at right was Claes Adolph Westring,an Ambassador to Norway who saved thousands of Scandinavian Jews from the Nazis in the 1940s. Westring, whose historical significance is well documented, is also credited with saving the Nobel Peace Prize when the Nazis tried to overtake it. He was awarded numerous medals from different countries for his efforts. Westring’s sword, medals and the photo of him (in which he is wearing the medals) were brought to us in Tampa by his grandson. This provenance serves as proof of the items’ authenticity and value. read more