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Fake Tiffany Crystal?

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Fake Tiffany Crystal?

Post29 Sep 2017, 13:59

This watch was listed on ebay but I've never seen a Tiffany crystal look like this. Is it fake?
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Re: Fake Tiffany Crystal?

Post29 Sep 2017, 21:37

Maybe Tiffany was his wife's name? M:)W:)M
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Re: Fake Tiffany Crystal?

Post10 Oct 2017, 05:04

On a more serious note...

This one is a bit of a head-scratcher. On all P2s and P3s I've seen, the Tiffany logo is done as "Tiffany & Co." , as there is plenty of space on the crystal to do so. On Ladies models, it is done as we see it here, simply "Tiffany". But, this is a Classic, which uses a glass exactly the same size and shape as the P2 or P3 (they are all interchangeable, in fact), so, normally, I would expect to see the fuller logo. Without actually having the watch "in-hand", it's really impossible to tell if this is a Corning-type, fired-on, glass-frit logo, or done in some kind of catalyzed-acrylic epoxy paint (as in the crystals we saw a few years ago, the source of which is still in question). If this is of contemporary manufacture, it's hard to believe that a forger who did enough research to get the letter style right would make such a gross and obvious error as to leave the logo incomplete (the font itself appears to be exactly correct). There are known examples of all P2s, P3s, and P4s with both Tiffany and Neiman-Marcus marked crystals. Perhaps the buyer, if they could be contacted, would provide some higher-resolution images for us to study. In the meantime, this one remains a question mark.

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