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18K Calc

Post28 Nov 2019, 18:09

I watched this 18K Calculator go at auction recently, Tiffany supplied, (strange Tiffany didnt scratch their name in it with a Dremel like the last "Tiffany" i saw :grin1: ) sold £ 5K hammer (£ 6500 all in ) circa $8,400 approx at todays rate. Anyone on her nab it ?


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Re: 18K Calc

Post29 Nov 2019, 08:03

Interesting...where was this auction? (Obviously, I did not buy it; I have six of these, already.) Any other pics?
Not a bad price, actually, considering there is over $4000 in melt (gold) value.

And, all claims to the contrary, this is NOT a Tiffany Calculator. Uli's $22000 Calculator (which has been on eBay for five years and counting, now) IS the true Tiffany version...somewhat different case, totally different bracelet. However, since this particular specimen (which, as far as I can tell, has never been seen before), has a serial number (073) within the -first- 100, WOULD be considered one of the actual "Limited Edition" 18K Calculators (I have serial numbers 003 and 081). They were sufficiently popular to warrant four additional "runs" of 100, bringing the total production of the Classic model to 500. The Tiffany and "Small" (Euro-style) calculator production numbers are unknown, but cumulatively, probably did not exceed 200-300 units (based on known serial numbers).
A pity that, over the years, the great majority of these have gotten separated from their original, matching-serial-numbered boxes.
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Re: 18K Calc

Post29 Nov 2019, 17:06

One other pic Bruce, but nothing more revealing, no rear case pic unfortunately- Heres the auction description -

A RARE GENTLEMAN'S 18K SOLID YELLOW GOLD PULSAR TIME COMPUTER CALCULATOR LED BRACELET WATCHDATED 1975, LIMITED EDITION OF 100 PIECES MADE FOR TIFFANY & CO WITH A RETAIL PRICE OF $3950, ACCOMPANIED BY ORIGINAL WARRANTY, LIMITED EDITION CERTIFICATE, BOOKLET & PEN, WARRANTY SHOWING ORIGINAL SALE BY "TIFFANY'S" IN DECEMBER 1975, THE MONTH OF ITS RELEASE FOR SALE TO THE GENERAL PUBLICMovement: 901 digital module.Case: Width approx. 41mm, mineralite crystal display, signed Pulsar / Time Computer Inc. USA, limited edition number 07x, 18k hallmarks.Bracelet: Original Pulsar 18k solid gold bracelet, dated 12-75, signed Time Computer Inc. USA, maker's mark JB (JB Champion).CONDITION REPORTDial: Original dial in excellent condition.Movement: Running at present.Case: In excellent condition, with some light scratches due to general use.Strap/Bracelet: In excellent condition, with some light scratches due to general use.The timekeeping and accuracy of this watch has not been tested, therefore cannot be guaranteed.


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