Gold Tiffany pocket watch identification

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  1. Orcawhale1

    Orcawhale1 New Member

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    Hi i hope someone on here can help. My partner was given a gold pocket watch when he was born. It says Movado USA 14k gold. 12501, 260217. 17 jewels unadjusted swiss. I've tried looking online there aren't any watches the same as the watch hands are gold. Any help on this subject would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you in advance.

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  2. musicguy

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    Welcome to the NAWCC Forum.

    Because this is a Swiss watch I am going to move this
    thread to the European section of the forum where it will get proper attention.


    Rob
     
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  3. Ethan Lipsig

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    OrcaWhale1, your photos are fuzzy. If you can take clear photos, please post them. More important, please explain what "help" you need. If you are seeking to find an exact match to your watch, you likely won't find one, because pocket watches came in a variety of cases, with a variety of dials, a variety of hands, and signed by a variety of jewelers. Thus, for example, if Movados with a similar movement era came in 10 different cases, with 10 different dials, and 10 different types of hands, and were private-labeled by 100 different jewelers, there could have been 100,000 variations.
     
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  4. John Cote

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    I agree with Ethan above that better pictures would help but in the end, the help we can give you here may not be what you want...also because of what Ethan said. This is sort of a generic watch. I would not be at all surprised to find that Tiffany sold the same movement in different cases and with different dials and hands. Tiffany only had their own watch factory for a short part of their history. Most of their watches were made for them by other manufacturers. Yours was obviously made for them by Movado. I would think from the style that it was probably made in the '20s or 30's. It is in a 14k solid gold case. In the quality range of Tiffany watches it was/is on the lower end. Tiffany private labeled from complicated Patek Phillippe watches on the high side to sort of generic no name watches on the low. In the general quality range of watches your Movado/Tiffany is sort of medium grade. It is a very nice timekeeper but nothing too fancy or high grade. Movado made very good watches.

    Anyway, it is defiantly a keeper. It is worth cherishing as an heirloom and it is certainly worth getting cleaned/oiled/adjusted. It, like any Tiffany is a very nice watch.
     
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  5. Dr. Jon

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    Pictures are enough to show
    It's a basic model, that is what
    "Unadjusted" means.

    I agree it's a good one.

    Movado is an interesting maker and was
    Competing well in timing competitions at Neuchatel.
     
  6. Orcawhale1

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    #6 Orcawhale1, Jan 3, 2020
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    Thank you for your replies. I have no idea about tiffany watches hense me asking you guys about it so I could gain a little bit more info on it.
     
  7. Jeff Hess

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    Agree with most posts above. I take minor exception to Mr.Dr. Jon's response. I agree he is correct that this may be kind of a "Basic model" but not necessarily and do not let that bother you. In 1930, the Swiss, to get around duty laws enacted that year, simply marked their adjusted watches "unadjusted" making their watches once again cheaper than usa watches. 25 years later congress got wise and started collecting duties for Swiss watches that were falsely marked "unadjusted".
     
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