31 Aug, 2019
Tiffany & co geneva 18k gold pocket watch
Appraisal Description: 50 mm diameter, three leaf, polished 18k yellow gold, hunting case pocket watch made for Tiffany & Company, N.Y.C., Swiss made, circa 1920. The case is double hinged and has polished gold outer covers, one with the original owner’s initial(s). There is a fluted ball gold pendant (no bow) placed at the twelve position. The inside cover carries no Swiss hallmarks and is simply marked Tiffany & Co, 18, case no. 14969. However, since the case number matches the movement number this it is Swiss made. There are numerous repair dates faintly marked inside the front cover.
DIAL – Round white enameled dial with stylized Arabic hours (in the early Art Deco style), closed bar minute ring with red Arabic markers placed every five minutes along the periphery of the dial, sunken subsidiary seconds @6 and steel Continental type ‘Spade’ hands with the upper dial marked, “Tiffany & Co. Geneva”.
MOVEMENT: A partial barrel bridge marked, ‘Tiffany & Co.’ In script, finger bridge movement, fully jeweled (some set into gold setting in the movement plates), Breguet hairspring, mono-metallic balance wheel with Mustache lever escapement with jeweled pallets and traditional Swiss made Index regulator marked in English, ‘Slow/Fast’ with the movement serial number, 14969.
CASE – The pendant is missing its bow. There is a small ding on back upper left quadrant, modest scratching to the outer back cover and a small dent near the bottom hinge. Currently operating to the minute. Keeps time perfectly.
Estimate: $800 - $1,000