First model 1894 Waltham Maximus 12 size p.w.

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    First model 1894 Waltham Maximus 12 size p.w.

    Confusing to me is there are 3 Model 94 basic 12 size movements. Apparently same parts except for plate arrangement. The actual first 12s Max is shown here. A distinction is 3 of 4 diamond caps normally in all Maximi are visible like in the 6 diamond Premier Max 16s. Name:  P1010076a.jpg
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    Re: First model 1894 Waltham Maximus 12 size p.w.

    Oh so beautiful!!
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    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
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    Re: First model 1894 Waltham Maximus 12 size p.w.

    With regard to the diamond caps, it's been my understanding that all R.M.s had four diamond caps, with some having three visible(i.e. top pivot on the balance, fork, and EW) and one hidden(lower pivot on balance), while others had only two visible(in pairs on the balance and EW).

    Bill Tapp would be the one to ask about that, as he was the source I recall being referenced for that information.
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    Re: First model 1894 Waltham Maximus 12 size p.w.

    Bill agrees with you. Recently saw it and confirms all original including leather box and a good buy with fine chain and its gold fill case which are commonly solid gold for 12s max.

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    Re: First model 1894 Waltham Maximus 12 size p.w.

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Size:  610.7 KBPhoto of the most common Max model 94, 11032081. It was not in original case. I transferred to a proper gold one. These were made for 20 years, mostly after 1900. The early one 7160049 before 1900. The best one was the 3rd 12s version model 94 American Watch Co. not marked Maximus. A sample photo not mine.
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