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    Help me identify this pocket watch

    My boss needs me to indentify this watch and try to find the worth of it. I have always had good luck with posting on forums for information. If anyone can help it would be greatly appreciated:thanks.

    This is all the info he gave me on his watch....
    10767172 (im guessing thats the serial number)
    American Waltham W. Co.
    15 Jewel
    1901

    Unfortunatley I do not know anything else about the watch:oops:.
    I hope you can help me!




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    Re: Help me identify this pocket watch

    Hm. I think you should at least give a shot of it in focus? >.<!

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    OMG, I thought I took bad pics!
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    Re: Help me identify this pocket watch

    The serial number you provide should belong to a Waltham Mo.1883 in a hunter case with a grade 820 15 jewel movement. That does not appear to be what is in your pictures, from what I can see.

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    Re: Help me identify this pocket watch

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeW View Post
    The serial number you provide should belong to a Waltham Mo.1883 in a hunter case with a grade 820 15 jewel movement. That does not appear to be what is in your pictures, from what I can see.

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    sorry about the crappy photos, all i have to use is my cell. My cam is at home

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    Re: Help me identify this pocket watch

    I just grabbed a better cam, not great but atleast its not a cell cam hahaha, give me a sec and I will upload some better pics

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    Thats the best i could get for ya sorry

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    Re: Help me identify this pocket watch

    I think what you have is a 'sidewinder'. AKA - A hunting-case movement (with winding-stem at 3:00), installed into an open-faced case. Basically, it's the wrong movement with the wrong case. As far as I can tell. It's a watch from the late 19th century.

    Unfortunately, we don't give evaluations here. If you desire to find out the watch's value (which I'm not sure would be much - it's missing a seconds-hand, although how much that effects value, I'm not sure), then you'll have to find a jeweller or watchmaker.

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    I think it's just an open-faced case which would *TAKE* a lever-set movement. This doesn't seem to be one (I don't see a lever anywhere).
    Last edited by Shangas; September 10th, 2008 at 23:49.
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    Re: Help me identify this pocket watch

    OK let's get the ID first. It is a Model 1883 Grade 820 15 jewel 18S Waltham hunter case movement from 1901.
    I agree with Shangas that it is not in its original case. This is an open face case, not a hunter case.
    We don't give valuations here but honestly since it's out of its hunter case, missing its second hand, and in need of repair its value is close to zero. Only of interest for parts and unless it's a precious family heirloom not worth restoring. A watch of this type -running well- and in its proper case - would be nice but not particularly rare or valuable.
    Now you figure out a nice way to tell your boss.
    Last edited by Ray MacDonald; September 11th, 2008 at 00:25.

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    Re: Help me identify this pocket watch

    Hahahah!! Ouch!

    It'll be hard to find the original case for this movement, I'd bet.

    By the way, Ray, on the issue of movements not being in their right cases, I have seen antique/vintage hunter-case pocket watches with winding-stems at twelve, instead of three, does this mean it's an open-faced movement placed in a hunter case, or were there actual 12:00-winding movements made for hunter-case watches?
    I show you this Hamilton as an example:

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