I'm not sure if it's real gold or not, as I did not test it.. There does seem to be slight scratches on the metal... The glass seems clear with no scratches with the exception of around the edge of one area, there may be some scratch or crackling of some sorts (see pictures). Front white dial area has some minor hairline cracks.. Also there is fading on the colored number area of the clock part 05, 10, 15, 20, etc.The item "Hamilton Railway Special Pocket Watch 992B 21 JEWELS. SALESMAN SAMPLE" is in sale since Thursday, October 17, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Pocket Watches\Antique". The seller is "cinnigers" and is located in Willard, Ohio. This item can be shipped to United States.