In the 1960's 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 gentleman clients was a line of 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 stunning solid gold Tiffany & Co. mechanical watch made by Concord for the prestigious retailer. Unlike many examples that had U.S. made contract cases, this is a true fully Swiss creation.
Before cost-cutting measures brought about the widespread use of quartz movements for certain wristwatches, Tiffany utilized Swiss-crafted mechanical movements. Using centuries old watchmaking practices, craftsmen poured individual attention into each wristwatch.
We were fortunate to obtain it in all original condition down to the dial, hands, and winding crown.
Its elegant 14K gold Swiss Concord made case is in good condition. Its soft sides have a few light marks - it presents nicely on the wrist. Its white Tiffany & Co. dial is original and untouched, just short of perfect mint.
Accompanying it is a 14mm Tiffany & Co. buckle.
One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled. For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a brand new crocodile strap making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. international warranty on the movement and its function and a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity.
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.
Maker: Concord Watch Co.
Retailer: Tiffany & Co.
Country of manufacture: Switzerland
Year built: c. 1960's
Functions: Hours and Minutes
Designed for: Women
Case material: 14K gold
Case condition: Good with a few light marks in the soft sides of the case
Case inside: Concord Watch Co., Swiss, Swiss hallmarks, 703, 14K
Dial: White, black painted Roman numerals, signed Tiffany & Co., original and untouched, just short of perfect mint
Dimensions: 33mm wide (excluding crown), 39mm long lug tip-to-tip
Hands: Original, blackened gold "feuilles"
Movement type: Concord caliber 259, mechanical, manually wound, rhodium plated, 17 jewels, shock resistant
Movement markings: Concord Watch Co., Seventeen Jewels, 259
Band: Crocodile, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn, equipped with unsigned 16mm buckle. Also included is a 14mm Tiffany & Co. gold tone buckle.
Crystal type: Acrylic, original, 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for details
Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity
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.