Waltham - PW conversion

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    Member Marrick's Avatar
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    Waltham - PW conversion

    My latest acquisition is this:

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    It has a serial number that dates it to about 1898, whilst the case is hallmarked as a London import of 1925 (I think).

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    Case by A.S. & Co.

    Any views welcomed:

    I thought I had a nice repro strap for it, but the leather is too thick to go through the wire lugs. But I'll get something sorted.
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    Member Ray MacDonald's Avatar
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    Re: Waltham - PW conversion

    Database says approx 1898 but I agree it probably started its service life as a pocket watch. Its 0S size and hunter case style make it a perfect candidate for a wrist watch conversion. Interesting it's an 11J model - it would have without doubt been a 15J just a few years later when synthetic rubies became widely available.
    It would be fun to know the why and wherefore of this conversion as it seems to be a lovely job.
    Often in the 1920s a man may have inherited a watch from an older lady relative and then had it converted to a useful wristwatch for himself. Alas, we won't know. Nice watch though and thanks for sharing it, Marrick.

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