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Tiffany & Co. Geneva - Value/Age?

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This watch was won by my FIL's uncle in a card game, and he just passed it down to my husband. My MIL says they once had it examined by an expert who gave it a date of manufacture around 1883. The value of Tiffany & Co. watches seems to have a really wide range, and I'm wondering if someone here would be able to confirm or amend that date, and give an estimated value. The sentimental value would preclude selling it, but I wondered if it might be something we should insure?

Plus I'm a lover of all-things-old, so any history of the production - where it was made etc - would be appreciated.

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Welcome to Watchuseek. I am afraid that we don't give valuations here but your watch should certainly be "above average". The exact value will depend partly on who exactly the maker was since Tiffany never made watches, they had them made for them. The style of the movement suggests Jules Jürgensen but there were other makers who used this sort of bridge layout too. 1883 sound about right with respect to age (presumably determined by the case hallmarks) - a pity that the expert couldn't identify the maker too.

Hartmut Richter
Dear Mr. Richter,

According to available records Tiffany & Co. did manufacture their own watches for a short period of time. Around 1874, with help from Patek Philippe, Tiffany Co. made their own watches, many with parts from PP, selling them under their own label and unmarked to custom watchmakers. Around 1879, the Tiffany watch making was merged with PP. There were approximately 20,000 watches made. Many are identified as a PP because of the parts used.
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