NAWCC 2014, The New Task Ahead - Waltham Pendant
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    NAWCC 2014, The New Task Ahead - Waltham Pendant

    Again following on from here
    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f11/naw...d-1087654.html

    Object type: wristwatch
    Museum accession number: 82.99.16
    Location: Permanent wristwatch display
    Brief description: Gold (14 kt.) case ladies’ manual winding, detached lever wristwatch.
    Round white enamel dial with black Arabic numbers and red minute indicators at five-minute intervals. No seconds.
    Marked WALTHAM.
    Crown at conventional 3 o’clock, winds and sets hands.

    Producer name: American Waltham Watch Co. USA
    Production date: 1902 (movement based on serial No. 12,063,628)
    Made in: Waltham, Massachusetts, USA
    Dimensions: 30 millimeters (case)
    Markings:
    Dial: WALTHAM
    Movement: A.W.W. Co, WALTHAM, MASS, RUBY, 12,063,628
    Case (inside): ROY, 14K, 372780

    Curator’s comments:
    The movement on this watch started its life as a small pocket watch “Hunter”-type movement; hence, the early serial number dates it to 1902, a few years earlier than “fixed lug” wristwatches were marketed.

    Originally intended as a pocket watch movement, this movement was mounted probably circa 1910 to 1915 in a fixed wire lug wristwatch case.

    These are sometimes called “transitional” watches because they transitioned from the era of the pocket watch or pendant watch to the first “conventional” wristwatches. We often see these “transitional” pieces converted from ladies’ pendant watches (pendant and crown at 12 o’clock), but this case appears to be an original wire lug wristwatch.

    The movement is Waltham, Model “1898-RUBY,” jewel series, 15 jewels, ½ plate, 6/0 size.


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    Re: NAWCC 2014, The New Task Ahead - Waltham Pendant

    How come no pics?
    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

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    You need more than just a great design. You need to create an atmosphere around the product.
    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
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    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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    Re: NAWCC 2014, The New Task Ahead - Waltham Pendant

    The pictures can be found if you call up the object ID.
    In 2012 I took the pictures, this year is the descriptions.
    I can post pictures here as well if you wish
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    Re: NAWCC 2014, The New Task Ahead - Waltham Pendant

    Hi Adam,

    Glad to see you are posting these here and notice too that you have made some corrections as a result of the posting. This is good work and I'm sure I'm not the only one who is enjoying the read. In fact I've already taken some info away from an earlier post. At work we are always producing brochures across our product range and we now have a policy that everyone has to proof read them . I have re read work many times only to send it out and have some basic errors corrected... stuff I know in my sleep but for some reason I just didn't see it.

    Oh, and I'm with Eeeb. Pics please.

    Regards,
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    Re: NAWCC 2014, The New Task Ahead - Waltham Pendant

    Thanks James
    My goal is 100 transparency.
    All feedback, will be used if its valid.
    I have no issue to be corrected as both Emre and Bobbee can testify.

    Thanks again your input.
    More tomorrow
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