This one of a kind wristwatch is a masterpiece of art and elegance. You are never going to run into someone else with the same watch. If you are a collector this is an incredibly rare piece. Put it away for your grandchildren and they will be auctioning it at Sotheby’s or Christies someday.
Brand: Tiffany & Company
Edition: One of a kind.
Circa: 1890, twice signed and engraved with serial number 108874.
Condition: Excellent. Like new.
Gender: Male (or as a large fashion piece for a female)
Item Number: 7005
Dial: Original white porcelain dial with narrow black Roman numeral hour markers, a small seconds dial at the six o’clock position, and a mineral crystal glass.
Case: The case consists of a three-piece, 23k gold plated new metal case with exquisite design work. It is honestly hard to believe that craftsman still exist who are capable of such detailed work. In very good condition, converted from a 1890 pocket watch. The crystal is made of impeccable mineral glass.
Origin/Model: This wristwatch is converted by taking the movement from the original 1890 antique pocket watch and creating a new case to house the movement. The combination of the antique signed movement, modern glass, immaculately restored dial, and clear exhibition back makes this more than just a watch. This is a one of a kind work of art, this is a collectable.
Movement/Mechanism: The swiss made movement is signed Tiffany & Co. - New York - Serial Number: #108874. The custom exhibition crystal mineral glass back allows you to watch the movement in action which has been astoundingly preserved for more than 125 years. The mechanism has been recently serviced to ensure it winds and sets smoothly while keeping accurate time.
Band: The watch is fitted with a 24 mm genuine black alligator leather band, with a traditional buckle but in a vintage style to match the design of the watches case.
Dimensions: Case: 49mm (without crown) Case: 54mm (with crown) Crystal: 39mm
Case Thickness: 13mm
Box: Your watch will be delivered in one of our own signature collectible wooden watch boxes.
Shipping: Free shipping on all orders. Two-day delivery anywhere in the United States for all purchases over two thousand dollars and ground delivery for all other orders.
Directions: This is an antique watch. Different antique watches use different mechanisms to wind and/or set the time. If you are not familiar with these, or it is unclear to you how to wind or set the time on your particular watch please contact us for specific instructions prior to attempting wind the watch or set the time to prevent damaging the watch.
Servicing: This original movement of this beautiful wristwatch has been beautifully preserved, astoundingly so considering the age of the piece. The mechanism has been recently serviced to ensure it winds and sets smoothly while keeping accurate time.
Protecting and Caring For Your Watch: All antique watches are mechanical, and as such should be treated with extra care. You should be careful not to expose an antique watch to the wear and tear. This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t wear it often, or even every day. The best thing for something that is mechanical is to be used regularly. It does mean extra care should be taken not to drop it or expose it to water.
Antique watches are generally not waterproof as this technology was not in general use until the mid-20th century. You should therefore protect your antique watch from exposure to moisture.
If your watch becomes wet it should be dried as quickly as possible. This should be done using a hair dryer, opening all covers and gently blow drying the movement, dial, covers, and crown. This will eliminate or at least reduce the build up of any rust. Be careful not to turn the speed of the hairdryer up too high or hold it too close to the watch. A strong hair dryer held too close to a watch could blow a hand off the watch.
If your watch becomes exposed to salt water you should immediately spray your watch with purified water to remove all salt before drying the watch. If salt is left inside the watch it will combine with moisture in the air over time and begin to rust metal the components of the movement and other parts of the watch.
Winding any mechanical watch too tightly may break the mainspring, so be mindful of when you begin to feel resistance as you are winding your watch. Avoid winding the watch with force or aggressively.
When you are adjusting the hands of your watch, move them in a clockwise direction only. It is possible that counter-clockwise adjustments may damage the movement. If you do decide to make counter-clockwise adjustments make them for minutes, not hours.
We recommend that every two to three years you have your watch serviced, primarily to oil the mechanisms within the movement.
If for any reason dust or dirt makes its way into the watch, allow the watch to run down completely. Don’t wind the watch again before having it serviced by a qualified watch repair expert. Dust will absorb and remove the most important lubricants and cause the movement components to wear down.
If a need arises to clean the case, dial, crystal, etc., we advise you use a cloth that does not leave fibers as these may get caught and left behind in the movement.
Keep your antiques watch away from magnets. Strong magnetic fields may affect the accuracy of your watch since some vintage watches were made including iron-based components
Antique watches typically keep time accurately within about five minutes per day. If you experienced a various significantly greater than that, please contact us (or a watch professional for diagnosis). We see this very, very rarely with our watches, but should it occur it is not cause to be alarmed.
If you are flying a high-altitudes regularly with your antique watch you may wish to have it oiled more than every two to three years. The extreme temperature changes that accompany high altitudes can cause the oil viscosity to decrease more rapidly than usual.
The Story: Tiffany & Company is a luxury American jewelry and specialty retailer, based in New York City. Tiffany’s, as it colloquially known as today, has been an icon of style for almost 200 years and its jewelry and watches have been worn by the royalty of almost every nation and celebrities from every field of excellence.
Founded by Charles Lewis Tiffany and John B. Young in Brooklyn, Connecticut in 1837 as a "stationery and fancy goods emporium", the store initially sold a wide variety of stationery items, and operated as "Tiffany, Young and Ellis" in Lower Manhattan. The name was shortened to Tiffany & Company in 1853 when Charles Tiffany took control and established the firm's emphasis on jewelry. Tiffany & Company has since opened stores in major cities all over the world.
In 1919, the company made a revision to the Medal of Honor on behalf of the United States Department of the Navy. In 1956, legendary designer Jean Schlumberger joined Tiffany, and Andy Warhol collaborated with Tiffany to create Tiffany Holiday Cards (circa 1956-1962). In 1968, Lady Bird Johnson, First Lady of the U.S. at the time, commissioned Tiffany to design a White House china-service that featured 90 flowers.
In 2009, Tiffany and Company designed a limited edition cellphone for a Japanese cellphone company that contained more than 400 Diamonds, with a combined weight of 20 carats. The edition was limited to just ten phones, which sold for more than 100,000,000 YEN or $950,000 USD.
Tiffany & Company have had a long history with Patek Philippe, widely considered the finest watchmaker in history. For the first part of the 20th century Patek Philippe made the great majority of Tiffany’s watches, and it is likely that this particular watch was made by Patek Philippe, though it is not signed with both the Tiffany and Co. and the Patek Philippe insignia so cannot be represented as such.
Today, their patented teal-colored shopping bags are easily recognized from a hundred feet away and inspire joy, desire, envy, and aspiration.
Every Watch Has a StoryTM is in no way affiliated with Tiffany & Co. and does not claim to be. We simply love their products and make them available to our customers who enjoy surrounding themselves with the best of the best.