I picked this item up at an auction recently, It didn't come with any history or detail and was bought "as is".
Would be grateful if you guys could take a look and help establish the watch's age and background etc. For example it says Waltham Mass indicating it's american made yet it has Tennison - British made on the dust cover.
It's a beautiful watch which is working very well. Ticking away beautifully. Condition wise it is excellent and looks fantastic. There is a small indent on the outer band and some light scratches at the openings to the cover and the movement.
When I picked up the watch I wound it and it was working straight away. I cannot move the clock hands however, the pusher winds the clock and when depressed it does not move the hands. I have tried in both directions but it doesn't work. The second clock is turning away fully. Can this only be done by a ' professional accessing the movement?
Bow: The bow has a small Lion which from googling I read is a hallmark for sterling silver - is that correct?
There is also what looks like the initals 'DQ' although this is hard to ascertain.
Stem: On the stem there is another Lion symbol and also a capital 'P'.
Watch face: 'WALTHAM' name in centre in line with the 10 and 2 marks. (see picture)
Rear Case: See picture
Inside faceof case: Another Lion symbol in the 'north' position, An anchor symbol in the 'west' area, a capital 'R' in the 'east' position and
the letters "A.L.D" in the 'south' position. Below this is the number '712789'.
ALSO: The following has been scratced, loosely engraved in '1893/E2/77' this is at a strange angle as you can make out in the picture.
Dust Cover: The dust cover outside is blank, inside is the name 'DENNISON' and it says 'BRITISH MADE' - then is says 'A.L.D.' again aswell as another Lion mark and a capital 'R'. Below this is says 'SPECIAL' and the number '712789' is repeated.
Movement: The number '14017070' - 17 Jewels -A.W.W. Co. WALTHAM, MASS 'ADJUSTED'
Thanks for looking.