i have old birks gold chain link watch with rolex workings ,what would this be appraised at
taken it to a jewelery store to get some info ..he said it was an antique had rolex workings.stated it was an antique gold tennis braclet watch an i should have it appraised buy an antique dealer...i,m sure he said it was made by birks ?
Hi, My name is XXXXX XXXXX it is my pleasure to assist you. Yes Birks ranks right up there with Rolex, Omega, ect. very nice watch. With the gold being 14k or 18k with todays market and prices realized checking with several auction houses such as Heritage and South Bend in good body and running condition $1995.00 to excellent body and running condition $3150.00 and if you had the original box you can add an extra $200.00 to each end. Thanks Mike
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i,m sorry i forgot to give you the number thats inside the back it is #651370...sure wish i knew just how old it is
Hi Ramona, Birks is a major Canadian jewelry store chain, and your watch is what is usually called a private-label watch made for them that is why the watch has workings made by rolex. Alot of times the watch is made up of many different companies the case was made by one company and the movement by another then sold by a different company for example Tiffany is a great example of this process.
Birks and Mayors traces its origins to the opening by Henry Birks of a small jewellery shop in Montreal in 1879.
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With an investment of CAD$3,000, in 1879 Henry Birks opened a small jewellery shop on St. James Street in the heart of Montreal's financial and commercial district. In 1893, Birks went into partnership with his three sons (William, John and Gerald), and the name of the firm became Henry Birks and Sons. As the focus of Montreal's commercial centre moved northward towards Saint Catherine Street, the Birks store moved to new premises on Phillips Square in 1894, where the company still maintains a store and corporate offices.
Commencing in 1901, Birks oversaw the expansion of the company across Canada, with stores opening in the country's largest cities.
In 2007, Birks was named as the Official Supplier of Jewellery for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
If the watch has a Rolex movement this distinctive serial number is XXXXXXX on the inside case of the watch between the lugs below the 6 o'clock end of the watch. It is a five to seven digit number starting with 28000 in the year 1926. With the serial number that you stated the rolex serial number dates it to 1949. Click this link www.bernardwatch.com/Rolex-Serial-Numbers