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1914 Sterling Silver Tiffany & Company Waltham Depollier

This coming Friday in two days will be me and Tiffany's four year anniversary that we have been together, engaged but not married yet. So, I have been feverishly searching for a great present. This past Sunday I saw a watch that she has mentioned to me a couple of times over the years. Her name is Tiffany so she has this infatuation with all things from Tiffany & Company. Anyway, I bought the watch and it arrived this morning in the mail. With only two days until our anniversary I immediately got to work after I opened the package! This is a 1914 Tiffany & Company Waltham Depollier. These watches were made for Tiffany & Company by the American Waltham Watch Company using a case made by J. Depollier & Sons. Waltham and Depollier had a VERY close relationship at this point in time. As you can see from the pictures this watch was is SERIOUS TROUBLE before any work had begun. It had all sorts of issues like massive case damage, a badly cracked enamel dial, all three hands were the wrong ones, it had a golden crown that was wrong, it was filthy dirty and the movement had not been serviced in YEARS!!! It was in pieces shortly after the BEFORE pictures were taken, remember I'm on a short deadline to get this watch done! My biggest concern was the dial, it had sustained a massive amount of damage over the years and I was seriously doubting whether or not I would be able to save it. Working on a dial like this one can have a very high risk/high reward outcome. But, I was able to save the dial and it looks 100% better now. You can still see the large hairline that ran the length of the dial but it is MUCH better now. They don't always turn out like this, it's always a crap shoot when it comes to results with a dial that has this much damage. The Sterling Silver J. Depollier & Sons case had two heavily damaged sections, those repairs turned out pretty good as well. I replaced the WRONG hands with a set of correct hands for this watch and I re-lumed them a few hours ago. The before and after shots are right next to each other for easy viewing.
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