Got this nice watch today (dial is meanwhile positioned correctly). Even as a hardcore Waltham collector (pocket watches), I did not know that Waltham came to the market at some stage under the brand name ‘Hallmark’.
When the company went into difficulties and during their restructuring efforts in the 1950ies, Waltham opened offices in New York City to import Swiss movements and cases. Their main creditor, the Restructuring Finance Corporation, did not allow Waltham to sell watches directly and under their own name, so they were forced to create this independent company called Hallmark Watch Company (Corporation?).
Nicely running watch for it’s age, meanwhile I have cleaned the case and polished the acrylic crystal.
It says 10K R.G.P. (Roll Gold Plated Bezel) on the back, which is a layer between gold filled and gold plated on the lower end, which would put it into the medium price range.
The case was made by I.D. Watch Case Company, New York, registered 1936 and operating from 1935 to 1960 (their 'i.d.' logo is listed on Mikrolisk).
Does anybody have some infos about the movement? I am also wondering about the marking 'YOU' on the movement.