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Gotta love this work.. Had to share this with you.. Seller was the great granddaugther of a fellow named Pierre Lorillard who owwned a horse named Iriquois who was the first American horse to ever win the Epsom Derby.

Hence the Bridal shaped bow.

Amzing.. Jeff Hess

 
Posts: 764 | Location: Saint Petersburg, Florida USA | Registered: June 26, 2003
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It is a minature.. about 22mm in total width..

 
Posts: 764 | Location: Saint Petersburg, Florida USA | Registered: June 26, 2003
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Pics with my trusty 199 dollar Mavica 75 and regular old overhead light..

 
Posts: 764 | Location: Saint Petersburg, Florida USA | Registered: June 26, 2003
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Puttin' on my shades!

That defines "Take your breath away watch" in my dictionary!

Thanks a gazillion for showing that rascal.

What's that one worth Jeff?

Lindell

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Posts: 10552 | Location: Northeastern Ohio in the USA | Registered: November 19, 2002
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Wow Jeff what a beautiful watch Smile
 
Posts: 3208 | Location: Monticello, Kentucky U.S.A. | Registered: June 24, 2004
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Don't know.

local dealer called me and said he needed 10 grand for a ladies pocket watch. I told him not to bother coming down. He did anyway. I bought it anyway.

Might lose money but it will not be the first time.

immediatly talked with Patek about abetting an extract from the archives about it...

Jeff, (wish I could keep them all) Hess Big Grin
 
Posts: 764 | Location: Saint Petersburg, Florida USA | Registered: June 26, 2003
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Jeff my goodness looks like the diamonds would figure up to a lot of money...The one in the center of the case looks great.. Big Grin
 
Posts: 3208 | Location: Monticello, Kentucky U.S.A. | Registered: June 24, 2004
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Is there any connection between the P. Lorilard who owned the watch and the P. Lorilard Tobacco Company? Tobacco may be Lorillard.
 
Posts: 676 | Location: Oak Ridge, Tennessee USA | Registered: December 08, 2002
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It's the "same family" Pierre (peter) Lorilard (according to his granddaugther) was invovled it the tobacco industry
 
Posts: 764 | Location: Saint Petersburg, Florida USA | Registered: June 26, 2003
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Jeff,
Beautiful watch! Would you be kind enough to show us her movement? Estimate of date of manufacture? I love the bow. Love the history on the watch too!


Stephanie O'Neil

 
Posts: 1419 | Location: New Orleans, Louisiana USA | Registered: April 01, 2003
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Steph,

That is the one weak point of the watch! Fort he life of me I cannot figure out how this watch has such a mint case and almost pristine case adn such a beat up movement. Many hairline screwdriver scratches and one screw looks like it ws screwed down with a screwdriver about 2 mm too big..(a minor gouge). Weiord. WE are going to do our bet to make it look good. .. But the seling point is the case anyway..
(mvt is only about 16 mm wide!)
Jeff Hess

 
Posts: 764 | Location: Saint Petersburg, Florida USA | Registered: June 26, 2003
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Jeff,
Thanks for showing us the movement! Very nice.

Keep us updated if/when you get requested info from Patek regarding your beautiful Tiffany & Co watch!

A guess to its age?


Stephanie O'Neil

 
Posts: 1419 | Location: New Orleans, Louisiana USA | Registered: April 01, 2003
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1895??
 
Posts: 764 | Location: Saint Petersburg, Florida USA | Registered: June 26, 2003
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Hello all, second try! Have traced Epsom Derby Winner 1881. As a matter of interest, the jockey Fred Archer, committed suicide at a very young age due to fighting a losing battle with his weight. The gun he used incidently is in the Newmarket Horse Racing Museum. Newmarket in the county of Suffolk is our hometown and birthplace. Just another piece of useless information!! It is also the headquarters of British Racing.

 
Posts: 909 | Location: Winterton-on-Sea Norfolk, England | Registered: February 17, 2003
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SO the lady ws telling the truth it seems.. her family was in the Tobacco biz adn the horse biz adn this watch wsa given as a memento after the horse won, hence teh bridal bow.

Now If only Patek would confirm that this is a Patek, I could justify the price I paid..

Otherwise it goes in the wifes collection (where all the womens stuff I overpay on goes....)

thanks! jeff
 
Posts: 764 | Location: Saint Petersburg, Florida USA | Registered: June 26, 2003
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Jeff - did you ever get verification from Patek on your watch? Here is another Lorillard watch. This 14K oblong dress watch belonged to Pierre Lorillard's second son, Griswold. It is about 2" long and has a 9-ligne Waltham movement. It was made around 1915.

 
Posts: 1455 | Location: Los Angeles, California USA | Registered: January 14, 2003
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Justification or not......

IT'S GORGEOUS....

and women don't justify DIAMONDS!!!!!!!!!

They just buy them!!!!!!


MMMMMMMMMMMMMM

Seriously, I would have to consider the movement at $10,000.00 but it's the diamanods, and the unique shape of the bow that would sell me on this watch.

STUNNING!!!!!

PSS The Tiffany name doesn't hurt any either.


Sheila
 
Posts: 3094 | Location: La Plata, Maryland U.S.A. | Registered: May 22, 2004
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