Baume & Mercier ladies' watch

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Baume & Mercier ladies' watch

Post by MTP-DC » Fri Jun 11, 2021 8:21 am

Baume et Mercier ladies' watch, handed down in family. 1920s. Oval dial approx. 7/8 inch x 1/2 inch. Diamond accents top and bottom. Blue stone on winder. Engraved on the back: "Baume & Mercier. Platine. Geneve. 77610." Initials "S.S." (probably refers to the original owner). The watch does not have the original band, but a fabric band that was obviously attached later. Condition unknown; I haven’t tried to wind it.

Any value at all? Thank you.

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Re: Baume & Mercier ladies' watch

Post by zafbasha » Mon Jun 21, 2021 9:23 am

I think on both your watches, it may have more of a "jewelry" value than a horological one. In that context, it's hard to value unless we have the weight on the metal and assessment of the quality of the stones on the B&M. I still don't think there is a ton of value there, but you have enough value where you may want to look in repairing them. Esp the platinum piece.

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