WATCH CLEANING 1950 4JAR + HEAT DRYER ULTRASONIC SYSTEM
ROCK HAS THIS BUILT BY PATEK 18K YELLOW GOLD TIFFANY & CO DIAL, MOVEMENT AND CASE SIGNED OPERATING PERFECTLY
A NEW MAINSPRING WAS ADDED WAITING FOR SECONDS HAND BELOW ARE THE PICS & INFO PLACED BEFORE THE RESTORATION
Tiffany & Company is an American multinational luxury jewelry and specialty retailer,headquartered in New York City. Tiffany sells jewelry, sterling silver, china, crystal, stationery, fragrances, personal accessories, as well as some leather goods. Tiffany is renowned for its luxury goods and is particularly known for its diamond jewelry. Tiffany also marketed watches branded with the Tiffany Name manufactured by the most luxurious high end watch companies in the world; including PATEK PHILIPPE SA.
Polish watchmaker Antoni Patek began making pocket watches in 1839, by 1851, Patek and French watchmaker Adrien Philippe joined to found Patek Philippe & Co as a Swiss luxury watch manufacture. Over the decades, Patek’s timepieces and movements have included the most complicated mechanical watches and today Patek Philippe is widely considered as the World’s Most Prestigious Watch Manufacturer. Patek Philippe pioneered the perpetual calendar, split-seconds hand, chronograph, and minute repeater in watches. Though the company produces mainly manual and automatic movements, they have produced quartz and digital watches in the pas. Patek Philippe timepieces have recorded high prices in auctions worldwide. In 2010, the company produced 40,000 watches.Patek Philippe once produced an ultra-complicated 24 functions pocket-watch for Henry Graves, Jr. –who entered into a friendly horological competition with James Ward Packard, which resulted in this watch known as “The Supercomplication”. It was sold to Mr. Graves in 1933. After his death, the watch was auctioned at Sotheby’s in December 1999 for USD$11,000,000, at that time the most expensive timepiece ever sold.
REQUIRES A SECONDS HAND NOTE DIAL IS MINT JUST REQUIRES FINAL CLEANING
CASE BACK ENGRAVED
TIFFANY&CO 18K 122517 WATCH MAKERS SERVICE MARK
NOT SURE IF THESE AREAS WILL BE BUFFED OR POLISHED POLISHING WOULD BE PREFERRED FOR HIGHER RESALE PURPOSES
INNER CASE PATEK 18K HALLMARK SCRATCHES WILL BE BUFFED OUT
TIFFANY & CO N2122517
MADE IN SWITZERLAND
PATENT JAN 18 1891
NOTE THE FAMOUS PATEK HOUNDS TEETH
ROCK IS CHANGING MAIN SPRING A MOVEMENT BEING DISASSEMBLED FOR REPAIR, CLEAN AND POLISH
YOU CAN SEE THIS BEAUTY HAS NOT BEEN CLEANED IN DECADES
WILL PLACE SHOTS AFTER
CANNOT MISS A PATEK MOVEMENT
AWESOME ELGIN GAIL BORDEN IN 18K GOLD KEY WIND & SET 3 HINGED COVERS GRAVING ON BOTH TOP AND BACK CASE COVER NO ENGRAVING!
COMPLETED EXCEPTING FINAL HAND POLISH OF CASE AND DIAL
On July 16, 1867, a new watch was made and it was named the H. Z. Culver. The slow train was then adopted on all the new movements brought out and they appeared on the market as follows; J. T. Ryerson, October 14, 1867; H. H. Taylor, November 20, 1867; G.W. Wheeler, November 26, 1867 and Matthew Laflin, January 2, 1868. (Laflin and Ryerson both sat on the Elgin’s board of directors and Laflin’s family did so for more than 70 years.)
On May 20, 1869 the first “Lady Elgin” made its appearance and was the first of a series of 10 size movements and it was also key wind. This was followed on August 24, 1870 by the Francis Rubie, which was adjusted to temperature, on September 8, 1871 by the Gail Borden (of Elsie fame) and on December 20, 1871 by the Dexter Street.
Elgin and most other watch companies sold their movements to wholesaler’s who then sold them to the jewelry shops. The customer would pick out the case of his choice, add the dial and then the jeweler would put them together. Only about 10% of the cases sold were solid gold.
The first stem wind movement was placed on the market June 28, 1873. It was a B. W. Raymond movement made over, and was followed shortly by the Culver, Taylor, Wheeler, Laflin and Ogden movements.
SOME MINOR SURFACE DISCOLORATION OF ON EDGES OF CLOSURE LIGHT CLOTH POLISHING WILL RESTORE
Serial Number SN Range Quanty Name Year grade size code jewels Adj/reg/etc. -------------- -------- ------ ---- ---- ----- ---- ------ ------ ------------ 208089 206001 4000 GB 1873 22* 10s h3g4k 11j *** dial should have an symbol made from 'E W Co' for "Elgin Watch Co". *** grade total runs first yr last yr class size code jewels Adj/name ----- ----- ----- -------- ------- ----- ---- ------ ------ ---------- 22 32400 11 1873 1883 48 10s h3g4k 11j GB -
18K CRYSTAL BEZEL WITH CUT OUTS FOR CASE OPEN SPRING MECH AND UPPER CROWN WHICH DOES NOTHING BUT CLICK DOWN TO OPEN CASE TO SET AND WIND BY KEY
BOTH CASE BACK AND FRONT ARE BEAUTIFUL GRAVED AND CHASED. BOTH SIDES HAVE NO ENGRAVING A WONDERFUL PLUS!
THESE CASE COVERS ARE THICK.
ENGRAVED “MARY WOODS” ON INNER CASE COVER WITH TWO OPENINGS FOR THE FITTING OF THE KEYS TO SET AND WIND THIS FANTASTIC 18K ELGIN GAIL BORDEN
INNER CASE COVER SIGNED 48258
MOVEMENT GAIL BORDEN NATIONAL WATCH CO ELGIN PATENT PATENT NWC LOGO 208089 [SERIAL]
ENGRAVED ON INNER CASE “MARY WOODS”
THIS ELGIN IS A CLEAR EXAMPLE OF 18TH CENTURY BUSINESS THE MOVEMENT IS BUILT BY ELGIN THE 18K GOLD CASE BY DUEBER
SO MARY WOODS [OR SOMEONE WHO PURCHASED IT FOR HER] INVESTED IN A ELGIN KEY WIND/SET MOVEMENT AND DECIDED SHE/HE WANTED IT TO BE JEWELER MOUNTED IN A DUEBER 18K SOLID GOLD CASE
18K ANCHOR IN SHIELD [DUEBER 18K CASE] 48258
AWESOME HEAVY 18K GOLD CASE
YOU CAN SEE THE OFF-SET HINGES AND THE THICKNESS OF CASE COVERS
NEW MAIN SPRING
KM & PANZER PARA
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