My name is ***** ***** I would love to help. I need photos of this piece and of any maker's marks on it. You can do this by using the Add Files feature on your screen.
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You can email pictures to***@******.*** and be sure to put 'for rarewares in antiques' in the subject line so that they will forward them to me. This way takes a few hours, so thanks in advance for some patience.
Thank you for the pictures, they just arrived at 9pm on the east coast.
I need a bit more information. I need to know what it says on the dial, the inside of the case (just the printed items, not the scribed repairs) and the number that might be printed on the movement where the jewels are. These are all really important things and the distance of the pictures does not allow me to close in.
Thanks for all of that work!
This a Hofrer art deco ladies 15-jewel, 14k gold wrist watch with a sapphire cabochon winding stem. Hofrer was not a Swiss company but rather a trademark of Hoffman Brothers of New York City. They were one of many different companies that were importing Swiss watch movements in to the United States. This watch was made in the early 1920's, with a Star Watch Case company 14k gold case. The Hoffman's used Star Watch cases almost exclusively. Most of their watches had faces with diamonds and sapphires around the dial, this is a more subdued model. This watch has a current value of $300 to $400.00 retail.
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