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Staggering price of 340-year-old watch revealed

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The timepiece, passed down from father to daughter, was valued on Antiques Roadshow.

The staggering cost of a pocket watch passed down from father to daughter has been revealed by an expert on Antiques Roadshow.

The 340-year-old timepiece was made by jeweller Nicolas Redgendous, a German from Augsburg.

However, there were three generations in the family with the same name.

Antiques Roadshow expert Richard Price.The expensive antique watch.

"They started round about 1600, this is dating a little bit later than you might have hoped, it's about 1680, so I think we can put it down to Nicolas Redgendous II rather than Nicolas Redgendous III," expert Richard Price said.

The watch is decorated in delicate flowers on the outside, while opening the timepiece reveals an intricately-detailed dial.

"And this family would've used the finest enamelist that would have come across from France at the time," Mr Price said.

The watch owner.

The most incredible thing about the pocket watch however, was the price.

"So German moment, German case, such a pretty watch, at auction, at least £20,000," Mr Price said.

That is equivalent to A$40,000.

Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/world/antiques-roadshow-watch-from-340-years-ago-valued-at-forty-thousand-dollars/8fceffe8-e530-41db-bce4-2548a678c0f1

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