I have an old Waltham pocket watch that was given to me by my grandmother. She had it for a couple of decades before it fell into my hands. I guess the story goes something like this: My great-grandfather (her father-in-law) was a car mechanic in small-town Iowa. A customer of his came in during the 1930s and had his car worked on. He gave this pocket watch to my great-grandfather as collateral for the work, saying he would return with money and reclaim his timepiece. He apparently never did, and the watch has been in the family since then. It came to me when my grandma saw me eying it at Christmas a couple years ago. Thanks grandma!
About a year ago, I took this to a local watch repair shop to see if I could get it running again. The watchmaker called after a week saying the parts were no longer available and as a result, it wouldn't run again. What do you guys think? I know it's missing the winding stem and crown, but that's it.
Serial number: 19107399
Movement: Waltham 23 Jewel Vanguard, Adjusted to 5 positions
Based on that information, I know it was produced around 1913 and that it's a size 16 pocket watch. But I have yet to see a dial design like this one online, and I'm not sure what to call the case design. Hunter?