Hey, I’m new to the forum, and i’m not an avid collector (as the website would suggest!) but I do own some silver. One piece I have, a pocketwatch, is Swiss, and gold plated. It has a ‘hallmark’ which is the word ‘argent’ semicircled around a shield (?) with a diamond at the top and 2 chevrons below it. The mark is very small, and I know that ‘argent’ is latin and french (I think) for silver. Does this mean it is silver with gold plating? I can’t seem to find the mark anywhere…And I cannot upload pictures as I have no decent camera!
Thanks very much, any help is appreciated. The watch was made sometime in the 1800’s, in case that helps.