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[Looking4] Seattle area antique watch experts?


#1

Hi, I have a customer’s Tiffany and Co. pocket watch from around
1885-1895. It needs to be cleaned and hopefully repaired so that it
works. I am unsure of who to take it to, do you all know or have any
recommendations for me? Hopefully in the Seattle area?

thanks again,
Mary


#2

Tiffany would be your best bet. If they cannot do it, they would
recommend someone. This is not trivial by any means. Great care is
required.

Leonid Surpin
www.studioarete.com


#3

Hi, This is Stephen,

I just finished a job that has taken the better part of a year, The
pendant watch has closing doors that pop open when the crown is
pressed. It was made in the Retro Era, 30’s perhaps. We re-enameled
the entire case, put a bullet emerald in the crown, made a new
double bail, repaired and replaced the watch parts, cleaned up the
hand engraved dial, replaced the flat springs to flip open the doors
and keep the crown up. Re-framed the photos that were loose inside,
new rectangle domed glass crystal. The case and doors were decorative
engraved, a special machine that is no longer in service, and we put
a mint green transparent glass on the case and doors and
re-assembled it.

I will mail and insure this piece today and wait for the customer to
receive it and call. It was her grandmothers and I know she will
cry. That my story, and I’m stick-en-to-it!!!

Stephen Wyrick, GG, CMBJ


#4

call Gem East - they could tell you who is in the Seattle area. Katie