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    Attick find

    Hi

    I've found this Waltham 17 jewels wrist watch on my parents attick.

    I don't really fancy it, but it seems old.

    Is this something?

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    Re: Attick find

    Looks like an ORD DEPT watch to me. Have a pic of the back? I love the look of it. Nice watch.

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    Re: Attick find

    Also think it's a US Military issued ORD watch from WW2 use to own the same model.

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    Re: Attick find

    Quote Originally Posted by FreddyNorton View Post
    Looks like an ORD DEPT watch to me. Have a pic of the back? I love the look of it. Nice watch.
    Cool!

    It doesn't say anything about US military or something. Only this:

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    Is it still worth anything you think?

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    Do you know how to open the back of the watch? Be careful when doing so, the hands and numbers are lumed with lots of radium contaminated stuff (half-life 1600 years, so it's all still there and particles falling around inside, even if the watch is not 'glowing' anymore).

    It's a Waltham 1940s military model.
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    The watch has obviously seen some moisture over the years, so fingers crossed that the movement is ok.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Border-Reiver View Post
    Do you know how to open the back of the watch? Be careful when doing so, the hands and numbers are lumed with lots of radium contaminated stuff (half-life 1600 years, so it's all still there and particles falling around inside, even if the watch is not 'glowing' anymore).

    It's a Waltham 1940s military model.
    It works like a charm, this is the inside:

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    Re: Attick find

    Serial number 31965065 = year of make 1944. Surprisingly clean movement definitively made by Waltham. Above the 'Waltham USA 17 jewels marking' (presently covered, you don't have to bend back anything, just take the entire thing out) you should find '6/0-B' which is the movement caliber.

    I guess the crown of your watch has been replaced some time back in history. This is what it should look like:
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    1944... that's old! Thanks for the information. Maybe i'll put it on eBay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elho View Post
    1944... that's old! Thanks for the information. Maybe i'll put it on eBay.
    Please see if you find the '6/0-B' marking where described.

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