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A major milestone along this long trail of revisions and amendments was the publication of MIL-W-46374A.MIL-W-46374A, published 10 September 1968, added the option of a "corrosion resistant steel" case.Can anyone date a gold-colored "Scotty" Westclox pocket watch?I found one at an estate sale, mint in its original plastic "tamper-proof" package with a K-Mart price sticker showing .88. Frank Lindauer Frank, Your Westclox sounds like one of the more recently made watches, ie 1980's.If you remove the back cover which snaps on, and can be removed with a dull knife*), you should see it stamped on there.But not all Westclox watches had the manufacture date stamped on the back plate.The Westclox Scotty is what's popularly known as a "dollar watch." Dollar watches were sold in the Five & Dimes stores in the early part of the 20th century.This name came from the fact that from the 1890s through the 1950s, they sold new for only a

A major milestone along this long trail of revisions and amendments was the publication of MIL-W-46374A.MIL-W-46374A, published 10 September 1968, added the option of a "corrosion resistant steel" case.Can anyone date a gold-colored "Scotty" Westclox pocket watch?I found one at an estate sale, mint in its original plastic "tamper-proof" package with a K-Mart price sticker showing $10.88. Frank Lindauer Frank, Your Westclox sounds like one of the more recently made watches, ie 1980's.If you remove the back cover which snaps on, and can be removed with a dull knife*), you should see it stamped on there.But not all Westclox watches had the manufacture date stamped on the back plate.The Westclox Scotty is what's popularly known as a "dollar watch." Dollar watches were sold in the Five & Dimes stores in the early part of the 20th century.This name came from the fact that from the 1890s through the 1950s, they sold new for only a $1.

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A major milestone along this long trail of revisions and amendments was the publication of MIL-W-46374A.

MIL-W-46374A, published 10 September 1968, added the option of a "corrosion resistant steel" case.

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If no stamp is found, then it's probably made sometime in the '70s - '80's.To check for a date stamp, you must remove the back.The back is a snap on type and is removed by slipping a knife blade into the crack between the back and case body and prying it loose. To replace the back, snap it back on using your thumbs around the edges. Some of these case backs are very tight and difficult to resnap. Tom Hi Tom: Without opening the case, I'm guessing that this Scotty is from the 1980s or 1990s. Half of its (small) value is probably the fact that it is sealed in the original hard plastic packaging, so I prefer not to open it. So if you can find one still running these watches are worth about - depending how old.Westclox watches prior to around the late 1960's had the month & year of manufacture date clearly stamped on the movement (4 56 being April 1956.