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  • Thinking about making a Tiffany & Co. Stamp for Nautilus

    So, I'm not sure how many people do and don't follow my pics and stuff, but in another life I used to be a major model enthusiast, including painting. I don't really want to get into what qualifies me, but let's just say that I did airbrushing and hand painting with all major paint types, on a variety of materials, at incredibly small scales. When I saw the images on Hodinkee's site where they actually stamp the dial, and a blue dial Tiffany stamped Nautilus sell for $350,000, I decided to see if it is something I can do.

    Tiffany & Co use a simple set up, and while they have a fancier rubber stamp, I think I could make do with a simple rubber stamp.

    Here is how Tiffany does it:






    The difficult part is finding the piece of equipment they use to stamp it. I'll need some sort of slow and steady system I can gently pull the stamp down reliably accurately.

    Any idea what this might be called?

    It seems to be just a matter of making a stamp and mounting it to the equipment.

    The tricky part will then be using an appropriate ink and evenly coating the stamp without any excess ink.I have a spare PF white dial I can try it on and measure how big it will need to be.



    More to come, but this seems reasonably affordable and something that, if executed well, could be worthwhile.


    Edit:
    I've created a raster file to upload to a website. I had to mess with the spacing because, as you'll notice, there is NO SPACE between the "&Co.", and a very small space between the "y &". Here it is, ready to upload:


    Further evidence on a Nautilus:


    Once I get measurements, I'll make a custom stamp (and see if they allow me to haha)
    Last edited by majwilliams0308; 14-08-19, 18:08.

  • RD35
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    Looks good! However I PMd Spongebob atleast a week ago and still haven't gotten a reply..

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  • MambaMentality60
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    Spongebob did work on my PPF v4 including the tiffany stamp mod. Couldn’t be anymore happy I can highly recommend Steve if you want the tiffany stamp done and other sorts of mod



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  • Slugger
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    Originally posted by nalomb View Post
    These are such cool stories and its awesome to hear about your lineage in the industry. I'm sure you could populate an entire section of the forum with those haha. Glad you're here on the dark side!
    Thanks.

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  • Horace Derwent
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    Originally posted by Richmardmille View Post

    Beautiful
    it's gen
    Astonishing , BEAUTIFUL !!

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  • Richmardmille
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    Beautiful
    it's gen
    Last edited by Richmardmille; 01-06-21, 05:40.

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  • grillbrill
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    Originally posted by pip72 View Post
    I just got the Nautilus 5712 PPF version can you stamp the dial with Tiffany and Co. ?
    Imho the already busy dial would be more crowdy with the stamp. To each their own ofc.

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  • pip72
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    I just got the Nautilus 5712 PPF version can you stamp the dial with Tiffany and Co. ?

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  • GiRA
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    Originally posted by srhoque View Post

    No need to "challenge", just check with SpongeBob if he can do the printing. You need to find enough buyers to make this project a reality.
    Ok dear Srhoque,

    I will try to contact him what would be the way to contact him RWI or anywhere else?

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  • GiRA
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    Originally posted by Riverwind85 View Post

    Man, that is a real challenge…
    That is a 3700, non a 5711.
    No real good reps exists of that model. No dial except gen ones I Imagine nobody wants to ruin.
    I can give a reprinted dial for the test then anybody wants to do a good job must find a good rep, gen hands and movement…
    A bit much
    Nah was thinking more of 5711 PPF... custom dial... no need to be a Gen matched to the real pieces.

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  • Riverwind85
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    Originally posted by Chocolate D. Vanilla View Post
    majwilliams0308 I challange you and Spongebob on making this in to reality. Don't let your memes be dreams.
    If link does not work on "this" here https://www.christies.com/en/lot/lot-6269067
    Man, that is a real challenge…
    That is a 3700, non a 5711.
    No real good reps exists of that model. No dial except gen ones I Imagine nobody wants to ruin.
    I can give a reprinted dial for the test then anybody wants to do a good job must find a good rep, gen hands and movement…
    A bit much

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  • srhoque
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    Originally posted by Chocolate D. Vanilla View Post
    majwilliams0308 I challange you and Spongebob on making this in to reality. Don't let your memes be dreams.
    If link does not work on "this" here https://www.christies.com/en/lot/lot-6269067
    No need to "challenge", just check with SpongeBob if he can do the printing. You need to find enough buyers to make this project a reality.

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  • GiRA
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    majwilliams0308 I challange you and Spongebob on making this in to reality. Don't let your memes be dreams.
    If link does not work on "this" here https://www.christies.com/en/lot/lot-6269067
    Last edited by GiRA; 13-05-21, 13:28.

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  • nalomb
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    Originally posted by Slugger View Post
    I have another reason to like this thread.

    I grew up in the business and, to this day, many vintage luxury time pieces can be found with my name printed on the dial.

    From time to time, I am approached by an auction house selling one of these watches looking to update their catalog info. I never thought much of it growing up but the Sterns (Patek) were family friends. They graciously hosted me and a friend when I was a vacationing college student. Rene Dentan (Rolex) was also a close friend with my dad and grandfather and I remember the Dentans visiting our house. Back in the day, everyone knew each other so it should be no surprise one of my college roommates was also from one of the oldest well known families in the business. His family name is also often seen on vintage time pieces. The stories we can share.

    I got my first Rolex, a GMT, for eighth grade graduation. I lost it surfing on the South shore of Oahu. It was eventually found by a diver, after a year in the Pacific Ocean. It was returned by Governor Ariyoshi (Hawaii) because his wife owned a jewelry store in Honolulu and recognized my name engraved on the case. The photo of me receiving my (still running) watch back was used in Rolex advertising for a couple of years. Over the years, I received two more Rolex watches for graduation presents, the last one, a solid gold day date with diamonds, when I earned my doctorate. Unfortunately, none of them were cobranded although I do have a cobranded solid gold Omega that I am wearing as I type.

    A final watch story. My father helped a US President get “his” Rolex after he had been turned down by Rolex. I have no idea why. Anyway, a photo was taken of my father presenting President Ford with his watch while my mom, sisters, and brother looked on. I was on a surfing trip and wasn’t there so a photo of me was “faked” into the photo (this was long before Photoshop) and the photo was used on our Christmas card that year. Even at Christmas, particularly at Christmas, my dad was promoting luxury time pieces! He used to sell them off his wrist all the time!

    My dad shut down the stores decades ago when none of us were interested in following his footsteps. The next generation, my kids, nieces and nephews have heard many of the stories and I think it would be priceless to gift some Patek reps to them with our name on the dial. My dad and grandfather (both deceased); might not approve but I think it would be a kick.
    These are such cool stories and its awesome to hear about your lineage in the industry. I'm sure you could populate an entire section of the forum with those haha. Glad you're here on the dark side!

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  • srhoque
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    Originally posted by sunrayminor View Post
    If i had a dollar for everyone who asked to buy my Tiffany Dal 5711, i would be rich haha But alias it is gone to a new collector :-)


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
    Same here But I am keeping my white/blue Tiffany dials for now.

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