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    Need help with Tiffany watch

    Hi,

    I'm new to the watch world and just inherited my grandfathers chronograph, which is in bad shape. Anybody know anything about the watch? Is it worth getting fixed up? Thanks for the help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tguerin18 View Post
    Hi,

    I'm new to the watch world and just inherited my grandfathers chronograph, which is in bad shape. Anybody know anything about the watch? Is it worth getting fixed up? Thanks for the help.

    A watch coming from one´s family, is priceless!!!

    If were mine, I will fix it up, no doubt about it!!!!! particularly a Tiffany crono deserve to be in the best shape!!
    However, in order to have an opinion about , it could be worth to see the movement.

    Saluds

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    As Kingmatic mentioned we need to see a photo of the movement to identify it more precisely. I am not a chronograph expert but we have some members who can give you good advice on them.
    In my view it's always worth getting an estimate to fix a family heirloom.

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    I probably will pay to have it fixed up. How do you pop the back off? It has a totally smooth back plate that I'm afraid of scratching. Also, since the crystal is missing, I could damage the dial. I've tried taking it to a few jewelers, but they act nervous to attempt it. Any advice?

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    Take it to a real watchmaker if you have one in your area. I wouldn't try taking off the caseback myself if the crystal is missing.

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    Re: Need help with Tiffany watch

    Find a watchmaker with chrono experience. They are signifigantly more complicated than a normal watch.

    You've got a real gem there .. but expect to pay several hundred to have it fixed

    Read up on Tiffany chronos if you want to get an idea of what you've got.

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    Re: Need help with Tiffany watch

    Quote Originally Posted by tguerin18 View Post
    Hi,

    I'm new to the watch world and just inherited my grandfathers chronograph, which is in bad shape. Anybody know anything about the watch? Is it worth getting fixed up? Thanks for the help.
    That looks like a fine wristwatch. I don't know that Tiffany used any bad movements in their watches. Congratulations on receiving that one. I suspect that your grandfather would be emphatic about getting that one fixed up properly. It'll be a very stylish watch for you to wear. The case is most likely 14k or 18K. People sometimes make huge mistakes by selling these cases for scrap gold. That would be a big mistake in the case of this Tiffany. The advice you've been given regarding your not attempting to remove the back is probably very good advice. You'll almost certainly end up messing up the hands and who know what else. Now, if you had a crystal on it, you might be able to inspect it to the point of seeing how to "pop" the back. But, since it's missing the crystal, and is probably solid gold, I wouldn't advise doing anything other than taking it to a pro. Perhaps if you let the people here know what area you're in, they can suggest someone. Good luck with that beauty.

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    Re: Need help with Tiffany watch

    Thanks for all the words of advice. I'm definitely going to get it fixed up. I live in the Phoenix, AZ area if anyone out there knows of a good watch restoration expert. Thanks again everyone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrRoundel View Post
    That looks like a fine wristwatch. I don't know that Tiffany used any bad movements in their watches. ...
    Tiffany never actually makes any of their watches (as is true of a number of jeweler branded watches like Bucherer). But they are always high end.

    Tiffany just signed an agreement to have all their watches made by Swatch Group.
    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

    "The watch has to be surrounded by a history.
    You need more than just a great design. You need to create an atmosphere around the product.
    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
    People need to be able to identify the watch with themselves. It's based on emotion." - Ralph Furter

    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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