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Old 07-23-2011, 07:18 PM
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Flea market finds.

I found this at the flea Market, it looks like it came out of a car or something.
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Old 07-23-2011, 07:35 PM
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If you take it apart and the back looks like this...........

it's worth $175,000.






























































































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Old 07-23-2011, 08:30 PM
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it has metal wedges on the side, it looks like it was meant to be wedged into an opening. I wonder if it's a real Tiffany?
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My dad's '74 Olds 98 had a clock that looked very similar to that, but I don't recall it being a Tiffany. Probably doesn't help the ID, but ya never know.

Now ya got me curious...let us know what you find out!
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Old 07-23-2011, 08:56 PM
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My dad's '74 Olds 98 had a clock that looked very similar to that, but I don't recall it being a Tiffany. Probably doesn't help the ID, but ya never know.

Now ya got me curious...let us know what you find out!





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Old 07-23-2011, 09:15 PM
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Wow, forgot what boats those things were. Back in high school, I used to load up all my buds...hell, half the senior class!... drive the 15 miles to the big town, and drag main, for hours at a time.

Big 455, got about 10 MPG, we'de all chip in a buck and fill the tank.

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Old 07-23-2011, 09:53 PM
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Is it worth anything?
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Is it worth anything?
Doubt it.
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Old 07-23-2011, 10:25 PM
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Doubt it.
I saw one on ebay for $50 so I am going to list mine for the same amount. BTW I paid $1.50 for it.
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Old 07-24-2011, 09:39 PM
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I saw one on ebay for $50 so I am going to list mine for the same amount. BTW I paid $1.50 for it.
Great find. You never know what will turn up at garage sales or flea markets. 3000+% return is pretty good.

Best percentage I ever did was from a farm auction in northern Indiana. Back when I was in college, almost every Saturday I would go to farm auctions around Angola, Indiana, especially ones that advertised horse drawn impliments. Usually the only people at the auction were Amish, so I got the antique radio and Victrola for about $5 each. Sunday morning I would set them on the side of the road on US12 sell them each for $50 to people with Illinois plates. Good income for a college kid in the mid-70's.

At one auction there was an intricately shaped 6ft. by 2ft. piece of metal faced wood with all the switches and gages you could imagine, most in triplicate. Many of the gages and switches had Ford logos. No one was interested and it was the last thing auctioned. For $1 I got the instrument panel from a tri-motor Ford airplane. The $650 I got for it seemed like a fortune at the time (a trimester of tuitition, room and board)

For everyone who goes to auctions, garage sales and flea markets.. good luck. For those of you who don't go to such places, maybe you should consider.

My parents' best friends bought a sooty, nasty, dirty fireplace screen at an auction for $150. When they cleaned it, was a signed Tiffany stained glass fireplace screen. They paid off their mortgage with the proceeds of the Christie's auction.
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Old 07-24-2011, 09:40 PM
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Can you post a few more pictures? It might have come from a housing that was made of 10 k gold. The housing with a clock in it was a desk clock and they were given to long term employees or for just general type gifts.

The clock itself, if it is mechanical, was likely made in Germany. If it is a quartz that is run by a AA battery it is really not worth much except for the face plate.

Photos of the back and/or any markings on the back would be very helpful.
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Old 07-24-2011, 09:51 PM
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Can you post a few more pictures? It might have come from a housing that was made of 10 k gold. The housing with a clock in it was a desk clock and they were given to long term employees or for just general type gifts.

The clock itself, if it is mechanical, was likely made in Germany. If it is a quartz that is run by a AA battery it is really not worth much except for the face plate.

Photos of the back and/or any markings on the back would be very helpful.
I will post more pics tomorrow.
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I have not been able to find any photos, but I have found several descriptions of the 1972 Oldsmobile 98 Regency with a Tiffany clock in the back seat area.

Is there a part number on it?

You can tell if it is a car clock since GM clocks at the time had one connection on the back for the (+) wire and it was grounded through the frame. There were also clocks that were called 'autoclocks' and they were self-winding units that wound up as the car bounced down the road. Autoclocks sort of came and went in the 30's though since they had to be reset every day as they would wind down. The were a popular Packard option.
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Old 07-24-2011, 09:58 PM
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And.... Chelsea usually made the movements and Tiffany made the cases. If your clock is not an Oldsmobile clock and is marked 'Chelsea' then you might really have something.
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Old 07-24-2011, 09:59 PM
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I have not been able to find any photos, but I have found several descriptions of the 1972 Oldsmobile 98 Regency with a Tiffany clock in the back seat area.

Is there a part number on it?

You can tell if it is a car clock since GM clocks at the time had one connection on the back for the (+) wire and it was grounded through the frame. There were also clocks that were called 'autoclocks' and they were self-winding units that wound up as the car bounced down the road. Autoclocks sort of came and went in the 30's though since they had to be reset every day as they would wind down. The were a popular Packard option.
There are numbers on the back 643 0043 and some other numbers that I can't read.
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