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What’s It Worth? Fine Nardin Quality Vs. Religious Subject Matter

Fine Nardin Quality Vs. Religious Subject Matter

This Ulysse Nardin 1914 pocketwatch is one of the finest and most beautiful watches we have ever owned. It is the complete package … original box and papers and incredible signature of the artist Adr. Huybers.

The repose work is nothing short of extraordinary. The quality of the movement is spectacular, the dial is a masterpiece and the condition is excellent, but the subject matter – as beautiful as it is to some of us of a religious nature – is nevertheless difficult to market because of two things. One, religious items are desirable to a limited audience based on the particular religion depicted in the art. Two, the modern-day mindset among many is that it is blasphemous, even though such pieces were often made for clergy and the devout.

A watch by Ulysse Nardin with any other subject matter would be worth $5,000 to $7,000. We purchased this watch for $2,000 and would be happy to sell it for $3,000.

Do you have a remarkable pocketwatch or other piece of impeccable provenance to sell? We are always buying and make complimentary house calls. Call 727.896.0622 to tell about your items.

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February, 2016