Thursday, October 28, 2010

APPRAISALS OF WATCHES AND OTHER VALUABLE TIMEPIECES


APPRAISALS OF WATCHES

PALM BEACH, Florida - It is with pride that collectors display the objects of their passions. None take more care in maintaining and insuring the safety of their collections than watch lovers. From the avant-garde to more classic styles, timepieces represent technical excellence. They are incomparably crafted and the designs rival any art you will find in museums. Great watches are symbols of both prosperity and infinity. Many companies have made watches since the 1700s. They are prestigious dynasties and owning a piece of them is an incomparable feeling. Most of us appreciate the individualism that such an accessory represents. Properly insuring your collection is of paramount importance.

Appraising the value of a watch is difficult though. Rarity of many classic watches and clocks makes using comparables almost impossible. Therefore, appraiser's discretion must be used. Even the obscure pocket watch is enjoying a renaissance. Many timepieces were horological revolutions and are considered for their historical significance as much as for their features. Extraordinary designs and innovations such as the chronograph that were revelations in their time retain value.

Here is a list of watchmakers, mostly Swiss, whose products are considered the most collectible.

Rolex
A. Lange & Sohne
Richard Mille
Bovet Fleurier
Bulgari
Chopard
Audemars Piguet
Cartier
Van Cleef & Arpels
Parmigiani
Jaquet Droz
Patek Phillippe
Girard-Perregaux
Vacheron Constantin
Blancpain
Milus
Harry Winston
Franc Vila
Panerai
Piaget
Jaeger-LeCoultre
Glashutte
Montblanc
Jacob & Co
Carl F. Bucherer
Hermes
Bovet Fleurier
Hublot
Graff
Bell & Ross
DeWitt
F.P. Journe
Victorinox
Corum
Ulysse Nardin
Urwerk
Breitling
Ulysse Nardin Forgerons
Zenith
Cvstos
Anonimo
de Grisogono
Arnold & Som
Franck Muller
Graham
IWC
Roger Dubius

Also to be considered in evaluating timepieces are limited editions which are, naturally, rarer and more collectible. Resources such as The International Watch and Jewelry Guild (IWJG) and National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors (NAWCC) may also be consulted for their expertise. The St. Lucie Appraisal Company takes pride in providing accurate evaluations of all types of collectibles including watches and other timepieces. Please feel free to call 772-359-4300 with any questions or to request an appraisal from us.

Our service area includes St. Lucie, Martin, Indian River, Brevard, Palm Beach, Broward and Dade Counties. Cities include Fort Pierce, Port St. Lucie, Stuart, Palm City, Jensen Beach, Hobe Sound, Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, West Palm Beach, Lake Worth, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Deerfield Beach, Coral Springs, Coconut Creek, Pompano Beach, Tamarac, Sunrise, Lauderhill, Plantation, Fort Lauderdale, Davie, Pembroke Pines, Miramar, Hollywood, Hallandale, Miami, Opa Locka, Hialeah, Coral Gables, Kendall and Homestead.

Diminished Value Appraisals throughout Florida including, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Tampa, Jacksonville, Orlando, Pensacola, Fort Myers, Sarasota, Port Charlotte, Clearwater, Kissimmee, Melbourne, Daytona Beach, Ocala, Gainesville, Bradenton, Titusville, Panama City, Bonita Springs, Naples, St. Petersburg and Tallahassee.

Our rates for services are as follows:

Auto Appraisals (Donations, Bankruptcy, Divorce, Insurance Disputes) $125.00

Stated Value Appraisals (Antique & Classic Cars, Street Rods, Motorcycles, RVs, Trucks) $175.00

Diminished Value Appraisals (Determines how much less your car is worth after accident repairs) $225.00

Personal Property Appraisals (Contents, Collectibles, Art, Antiques) $225.00

All other services and additional time when necessary  $75/Hr.

You may obtain appraisals for Charitable Donation Tax Credits, Collateral, Damage Claims, Equitable Distribution, Bankruptcy, Estates, Insurance Stated Value, Purchase & Sale and Diminished Value.

Appraisals of Personal Property, Art, Boats, Classic & Custom Autos, Collectibles and Memorabilia, Electronics, Machinery, Motorcycles & Choppers, Furnishings, RVs, Trucks & Heavy Equipment. Business Valuations specializing in all types of small businesses.


 
 
 
The St. Lucie Appraisal Company
P.O. Box 2700
Fort Pierce, FL 34954
Phone: (772) 359-4300
Fax: (772) 466-8400
Email: contact@stlucieappraisal.net






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Revised 09-04-2012
Updated 06-20-2013