In 1950, like today, no name better captured the idea of embracing the best life had to offer than that of Tiffany & Co. One of their special offerings to their most discriminating female clients was a line of jeweled watches emblazoned with the Tiffany & Co. name on the dial. Although the maker's name was often hidden, the retailer contracted with a number of the world's fine watch and jewelry making firms to produce these treasured timepieces.
Today's offering showcases this charming 14K gold Tiffany & Co. watch made by Hamilton for the prestigious retailer.
The Hamilton Watch Co., America's most iconic vintage watch firm and one of its finest wristwatch makers, built treasured timepieces that are still cherished by many today. During their peak years, which lasted from the 30's into the 60's, the Pennsylvania establishment developed a reputation for innovation and quality.
We were fortunate to obtain it in original condition down to the hands and even winding crown.
With its distinctive faceted lugs and classic vintage styled dial, it has a charming and sophisticated presence. It was named the "Judith A" model.
It is in very pleasing condition, appearing to have been worn carefully in appreciation of its quality and value.
Its silver Tiffany & Co. dial, perhaps with its original finish or perhaps refinished in vintage times, is very clean. Its solid 14K gold case has strong lines and is just short of mint.
One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it. Its movement is near pristine.
For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a brand new gold-tone strap that replicates the style of the original making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Note that the band has findings that make a smaller loop of the band material than what is shown in most of the photos.
Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. international warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate.
If you are looking for a special treasure for someone in your life, this is it. Modern Tiffany watches don't match the charm and romance of this vintage original.
Note: Similar watches are published in John Loring's work Tiffany Timepieces, 2004, pp. 141-143.
Retailer: Tiffany & Co. / movement made by Hamilton
Country of Manufacture: U.S.A.
Year built: 1950
Serial no.: T762,532
Functions: Hours and Minutes
Designed for: Women
Case material: 14K gold
Case condition: Just short of mint
Case markings (outside): 14K Gold, L&K Hamilton
Dial: Silver, gold Arabic numerals and half sphere indices, signed Tiffany & Co.
Dimensions: 14mm wide (excluding crown), 31mm long lug tip-to-tip
Hands: Original, gold "alphas"
Movement type: Hamilton, caliber 911, manually wound, 17 jewels, monometallic balance, self-compensating flat balance spring, index regulator
Band: Gold-tone, designed to replicate the look from the period, large enough to fit any size wrist and designed to be cut down to your wrist size, brand new and unused. Please inquire if you would like black cord band instead.
Crystal type: Mineral glass, excellent condition
Serviced: One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. Your watch is important to us, and we can take care of it for its lifetime. We provide the best after sale care in the business with an experienced team of watchmakers both of whom each have over forty years of experience and a large number of parts.
Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please email email@example.com for details
Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity; New timing certificate
Returns: 7 days full refund. 100% satisfaction guarantee
We offer a 100%
satisfaction guarantee for all of our watches. If you are in any way
unsatisfied with the watch we will fully refund the purchase price anytime
within 7 days after the watch has been received. Our goal is to exceed our
client's expectations throughout the buying experience.
All watches are packaged carefully and mailed double boxed in specially
constructed, reinforced shipping boxes designed for high value items. All
watches are sent fully insured with signature required. Most of our domestic
shipping is done through FedEx. At times we will also use USPS Express Mail,
and we can accommodate most requests for your preferred carrier.
International shipments are sent USPS International Express Mail or FedEx.
The purchase price will be the declared value of the merchandise on any
required customs forms. The payment of all customs duties, tariffs, and
taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.
Also note that water resistance of vintage watches can no longer be
guaranteed and is not covered under the watch's warranty. We do not
recommend getting a vintage watch wet, even one that was originally designed
to be waterproof.