18 k watch

May 10, 2021. 16:54 UTC
18 K watch
Reza
United States of America

Category
wrist watch

Acquired from
Inherited

For sale
Maybe
Description

18kt yellow gold Baum Merceir Geneve men’s wristwatch. Diamond dial. Length is 7 7/8 of an inch. Weight with works is 72.7 grams numbers on back 17608.953 1641699 quartz swiss made not running. Watch has a customized face- has a falcon and ship logo with writing.

Provenance

Unknown

Answered within about 8 hours
May 11, 01:18 UTC
By David

Fair Market Value

$2,750 - $3,250 USD

Suggested Asking Price

$2,500 USD
What does this mean?

Hello Riza,
Thank you for sending in this bracelet wristwatch to mearto.com for an appraisal. I shall try to do that for you tonight.
TITLE:
Gent’s, 18K yellow gold and diamond, quartz wristwatch with custom dial, integrated with an 18k gold, alternating double rows of polished gold tubes in a link bracelet, made on special order for a Kuwaiti, Ref. 17608, Case no. 1641699, watch and bracelet made by Baume & Mercier, Switzerland, circa 1990s.
DESCRIPTION:
Case: Two leaf, solid 18k yellow gold, cushion shaped wristwatch case polished, bezel set with approximately 50 round diamonds, hooded lugs, setting crown inset into side of case with the gold back cover marked for “18K, 17608.953, 1641699” and covered with a removable sticker with the ‘Baume and Mercier Logo, Change Battery, and the months of the year’. This gold and diamond watch is nicely integrated with a seven-link wide 18k gold link watch bracelet with alternating rows of double 18k gold tubes. The brushed gold clasp has the emblem of Baume & Mercier, Helvetia and the 18k quality mark of o.750.
Dial: A white cushion shaped dial inset wit diamond hours, gilt Dauphin hands, and the dial marked for ‘Baume & Mercier with logo, Geneve, Swiss made’. There is Arabic writing in the upper dial with a colorful logo of the emblem of Kuwait, a golden falcon with full wings with a breast plate of a boom sailing ship, a type of dhow, with the name of the state written (in Arabic) at the top of the emblem.
Movement: Timed and standardized Swiss quartz movement powered by battery. Dial, case and movement triple signed. Approx. overall length: 7 7/8”
Condition: Case – excellent. Bracelet – In excellent condition although the markings on the claps are not clear to me except .750 and three letters which are illegible along with the other markings. The Baume & Mercier logo on the bracelet is clear however. Dial – Excellent. Movement – Not seen but assumed original, genuine. The movement is not functional and may just need a new battery.
COMPARABLES:
~https://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/baume-mercier-18k-gold-diamond-ladys-watch-218-c-fa3413b910 (a LADIES EXAMPLE FAILED TO SELL AT MINIMUM OF $3000)
~https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/39643912_baume-and-mercier-hampton-quartz-women-s-watch (Sold for $6000 in 2015)
~https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/73510657_ladies-18kt-122ct-diamond-face-baume-and-mercier-watch-a (sold for $3500 in 2019)
~https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/89412090_baume-and-mercier-18k-yellow-gold-diamond-quartz-watch (sold for $3200 in 2020)
~https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/92299960_lady-s-baume-and-mercier-diamond-watch (Sold for $2600 in 2020)
PRICING:
The fact that the dial is made for Kuwait might have an adverse impact on pricing anywhere else in the world. However, the watch is of such high quality that the fair market value if sold on the watch market would still range in the $2750-$3250 range with retail prices somewhat higher. Thank you for sending in this luxury watch to mearto.com for an appraisal.
It was my pleasure to do this for you.
My best,
David

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