Online-Only Auction: Pocket Watches

LOTS WILL BEGIN TO CLOSE: Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 6:00 PM.

Pocket Watches from the John Georgoulakis Estate (Plainfield, IL).

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John had a large lifetime watch collection. There are several high jewel count watches in this auction including 4 GOLD, several COIN SILVER, STERLING, TIFFANY, a local JOLIET and 2 Wristwatches. To date, we have sold close to 2000 pocket watches for the family. This is the last auction [for this Estate] and it has been a pleasure to offer them to the public and we thank the family for hiring us to sell this incredible collection.

Each of the watches are in working order, unless it is stated “does not run” in the Lot Description. Please refer to the Lot Description for additional watch information and notes regarding working condition or remarks. All watches are sold as-is. We do the best we can to provide you enough information to make a confident bid. We use for some information.

Lots are sorted by Size (smallest to largest), then Manufacturer, then Serial Number. Total by Size: (1) 6/0s, (1) 0s, (3) 6s, (5) 12s, (16) 16s, (22) 18s, and (1) 37s. Total by Jewel Count: (1) 6J, (4) 7J, (2) 9J, (5) 11J, (10) 15J, (1) 16J, (5) 17J, (6) 19J, (12) 21J and (2) unknown.

There is a 10% Buyers Premium added to the final bid. There is no credit card surcharge.

For those without internet or the means to bid online, we do allow a “floor bid” to be placed through our office (instead of bidding online). It is suggested you inspect the watches before leaving us a bid.

Please read the terms & conditions for additional bidding information found on the bidding platform See terms regarding shipping. We bubble-wrap and ship USPS Priority Mail with insurance and tracking numbers.

Owner: Estate of John Georgoulakis

LOTS WILL BEGIN TO CLOSE: Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 6:00 PM.

Give us a call to schedule an appointment or if you have any further questions. Due to Covid-19 concerns, we can make special arrangements for you to preview the items in person.

To the bidders that have bought watches from this estate in the past, we “thank you” very much. We hope you enjoy the pocket watches as much as John did. It has been our pleasure offering these to the public.

2021 New Illinois Tax Law – Illinois has a new tax law that applies for auctioneers beginning January 1, 2021. The local 6.25% Tax will be collected on all invoices. Qualified Bidders may request a CRT-61 Certificate of Resale from Richard A. Olson & Associates by emailing us at to avoid the tax.

Richard A. Olson & Associates encourages in-person inspection of items by the bidder. Statements by RO & Assoc regarding the condition of objects are for guidance only and should not be relied upon as statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty, or assumption of liability by RO & Associates.

Auction conducted by Richard A. Olson & Associates, Inc.
Dick Olson – IL License #440.000585
Erik Olson – IL License #441.001909
531 Bedford Rd, Morris, IL 60450
(815) 942-4266