This forum does not offer a valuation service. No forum staff member will provide one. Although strictly speaking it's not against the Rules to try, any member valuation will be wildly inaccurate, There are a number of reasons for this:

  1. 99% of the watches we see here have three things that determine value – condition, condition and condition. About 90% of any vintage watch's value is determined this way. Condition cannot be estimated from photographs unless a watch is so badly damaged as to be worthless.
    So we really can't help you unless we have the watch in hand. Even then, unless we are expert appraisers we'll be inaccurate. And we are not experts, believe me.
  2. The other 1% of watches have gold cases or are wildly popular fine collectible items. In that case you are better off getting an appraisal from a gold merchant or fine watch merchant. It'll be worth your time. If you are dealing with a watch like that, chances are you wouldn't be here asking anyway.
  3. The largest watch (or for that matter anything) auction site in the world is eBay and prices of things sold there largely reflect the reality of the marketplace. There is a good possibility you'll find something similar that has sold recently on eBay. That'll be a far better indicator of value than anything we can give you. For finer watches there are sites like Chrono24 or Darlor Watches, but what's listed there are top prices for first class examples.
  4. You might have a fake or Frankenwatch. We can't always tell that from photos. If you do, we can't help you at all.
  5. Just because something is old doesn't mean it's valuable. Elgin made 100 million watches in 100 years between 1865 and 1965. A lot of them are still out there. Some are in great shape, others are basket cases. Can't tell from photos.
    Even if an early 1900s pocket watch is in wonderful condition, it'll likely need service and - unless it's a railroad model chances are the repairs will cost more than the watch. If it's your great-grandpa's Elgin, knock yourself out getting it fixed. If you just like old Elgins, repair away. If you want to make money, find some other thing to try.
  6. Generally speaking, mechanical watches are of more interest to collectors than quartz ones, men's models are of more interest than ladies' models, old smaller size wristwatches are of less interest, early Rolexes and World War 1 “trench” watches are of more interest. Again price is determined mostly by condition. We can tell you if what you have might be of interest to a collector, but that's about it.
  7. To summarize, vintage watches are great to buy if you know a good watchmaker (or are one yourself.) They are not so great to sell in most cases. But we vintage collectors love that.