1925 Tiffany Longines watch

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    1925 Tiffany Longines watch

    Hi all,
    Just wondering if anyone could offer me any advice please?
    I have a 1925 (I believe?) Tiffany Longines watch.
    I have a potential buyer but have absolutely no idea how I can get this watch valued first.
    I'm posting in the hope that someone can help or point me in the right direction please?
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    I live in the Uk.
    Many thanks and a Happy New Year.
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    Re: 1925 Tiffany Longines watch

    Hi,

    You can check ebay "sold" listings for "longines art deco"
    But keep in mind that Your's is a wreck with partially repainted dial so not to expect big moneys
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    Re: 1925 Tiffany Longines watch

    And not to mention the unoriginal fake 18k gold case.

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    Re: 1925 Tiffany Longines watch

    Redial imo but what is happening with the caseback? Maybe worth a little more than its gold value.

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    Re: 1925 Tiffany Longines watch

    The case back was originally from another company then scratched out, the gold plating obviously worn out, then someone decided to stamp this 18k, and even matched the case serial number to the movement serial number.

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    Re: 1925 Tiffany Longines watch

    There are a number of inconsistencies with this watch...there's a 18k stamp on top of a swiss ".875 Silver" hallmark, for example, and the case looks gold filled to me. Dial, as noted, is redone; not a surprise given the amount of plating they had to remove off the movement to make it presentable. The original dial was likely in very rough shape. Given the re-work, I find myself thinking that the "Made for Tiffany's" stamp in the caseback is maybe a little too crisp; if you're going to repaint the dial, you can effectively put any name you want on it. Most "Made for Tiffany" watches had Tiffany's name on the movement as well. The use of the word "Switzerland" on the dial >normally< indicates that the movement was shipped without a case; which I'd expect in the case of Tiffany's (since they were primarily a jeweler and designed their own cases), but is inconsistent with the swiss-made case that was clearly designed to hold that specific movement. All and all, far too questionable for my liking.
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    Re: 1925 Tiffany Longines watch

    I would suggest contacting Longines. They should be able to provide some information about your watch which may help resolve some questions.

    I'm certainly not aware of Longines matching case numbers to movement numbers. But I'm no Longines expert.


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    Re: 1925 Tiffany Longines watch

    In my opinion the case, dial and movement do belong together. That said there are some inconsistencies. I'll not comment on the Tiffany factor , but as to the serial numbers matching (movement/case) in my experience all of the Longines / private label Longines I own that were cased in North America will not have matching numbers. I only have two that were cased in Europe , a silver wristwatch and an unbranded gunmetal pocket watch, both of which have matching serial numbers (movement/case).

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    Re: 1925 Tiffany Longines watch

    Quote Originally Posted by Charon View Post
    In my opinion the case, dial and movement do belong together. That said there are some inconsistencies. I'll not comment on the Tiffany factor , but as to the serial numbers matching (movement/case) in my experience all of the Longines / private label Longines I own that were cased in North America will not have matching numbers. I only have two that were cased in Europe , a silver wristwatch and an unbranded gunmetal pocket watch, both of which have matching serial numbers (movement/case).
    Surely you are not saying that this case is Longines quality, let alone one for Tiffany & Co., with the worn gold plating on the caseback, while the big 18k stamp on the inside is deceiving you. And what watch company name is heavily scratched out?

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    Re: 1925 Tiffany Longines watch

    I do believe it is a Longines case. As for Tiffany , I doubt that it is but I suppose it could be , I have seen stranger things. I do believe the 18k was added after the fact , we can only speculate as to why ;) . I have a Movado of similar vintage with the same plating wear (presumably white gold over silver).

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