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WATCH CLEANING
1950 4JAR + HEAT DRYER
ULTRASONIC SYSTEM

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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

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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.

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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.

 

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REQUIRES A SECONDS HAND
NOTE DIAL IS MINT
JUST REQUIRES FINAL CLEANING

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CASE BACK ENGRAVED

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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


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INNER CASE

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INNER CASE PATEK 18K HALLMARK
SCRATCHES WILL BE BUFFED OUT

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TIFFANY & CO
N2122517


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MADE IN SWITZERLAND

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PATENT JAN 18 1891

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NOTE THE FAMOUS PATEK HOUNDS TEETH

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ROCK IS CHANGING MAIN SPRING A
MOVEMENT BEING DISASSEMBLED FOR
REPAIR, CLEAN AND POLISH

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YOU CAN SEE THIS BEAUTY HAS NOT BEEN CLEANED IN DECADES

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WILL PLACE SHOTS AFTER

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CANNOT MISS A PATEK MOVEMENT

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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.

 

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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 -

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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

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BOTH CASE BACK AND FRONT ARE BEAUTIFUL GRAVED AND CHASED.
BOTH SIDES HAVE NO ENGRAVING A WONDERFUL PLUS!

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THESE CASE COVERS ARE THICK.

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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

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INNER CASE COVER SIGNED
48258

MOVEMENT
GAIL BORDEN
NATIONAL WATCH CO
ELGIN
PATENT
PATENT
NWC LOGO
208089
[SERIAL]

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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 CAS
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HALLMARKS

18K
ANCHOR IN SHIELD

[DUEBER 18K CASE]
48258

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AWESOME HEAVY 18K GOLD CASE

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BEAUTIFUL WORKMANSHIP

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YOU CAN SEE THE OFF-SET HINGES AND
THE THICKNESS OF CASE COVERS

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COMPLETE OVERHAUL

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NEW MAIN SPRING

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KM & PANZER PARA

JAPANESE WWII NAVY

SEIKOSHA SUB TIMER

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RCAF WWII

TRENCH

TRENCH

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WYLER GERMAN WWII

WWII HELBROS 24HR

JAPANESE WWII CHRONO
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SEIKOSHA CHRONO

WWII NAVY SUB TIMER

WWII SEIKOSHA

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