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    Assistance with pocketwatch ID

    An old friend asked if i could clean this watch which belonged to his father and give him some facts on it's manufacture and age etc. He is now 79 years old and would like to pass it on to his son.
    It has no name stamped on it serial number is - 21264
    It is encased in a Star gold case.
    Can you help?


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    Re: Assistance with pocketwatch ID

    Sorry i forgat to mention that it has Waltham on the dial but i have my doubts

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    Re: Assistance with pocketwatch ID

    If it's a Waltham it would be a fairly modern one - perhaps a Swiss made model. It doesn't look familiar to me at all. Perhaps our other PW experts will know more. It's not more than a 7 jewel watch - if that.
    Changed my mind. It does look like an older US made Waltham, but I don't know why it would have no proper Waltham serial number.
    Last edited by Ray MacDonald; September 16th, 2008 at 23:10.

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    Re: Assistance with pocketwatch ID

    Well, it looks vaguely like a Waltham PW Calibre, e.g. the 1897:

    http://www.ranfft.de/cgi-bin/bidfun-...k&Waltham_1897

    According to Ranfft, this calibre does seem to have been made in low-count jewel versions (down to 7, which is what you seem to have here). There are slight variations in the plate and bridge structure but that may not mean much - several Swiss makers had "variations on a calibre theme" in their movements.

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    Re: Assistance with pocketwatch ID

    Could be - however I haven't seen Waltham movements without a serial number or a brand name stamped on the movement somewhere.
    Probably it's older than I originally thought. I'd like to see the case and dial.
    It sort of looks like a Waltham Jewel series hunter but that is a really small watch. What is the size of this one?
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    Re: Assistance with pocketwatch ID

    Thanks for the help. here are the pics.

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    Re: Assistance with pocketwatch ID

    Sorry made a mess of uploading pics.. Thanks for the help.

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    Re: Assistance with pocketwatch ID

    I think it's a real Waltham but I don't know why it doesn't have a proper serial number. The case and dial would date it prior to 1920.

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    Re: Assistance with pocketwatch ID

    Perhaps it has had a 'heart transplant'

    Does the movement fit well in the case?

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    Re: Assistance with pocketwatch ID

    Maybe it was a special bunch of Waltham movements made for export to the UK and cased there by Dennison.

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