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    Waltham wrist watch question

    So I was wondering if this Waltham is original? What I mean is would this have been swiss made or american made? I know the band is not original. The bezel looks solid silver to me also.

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    Re: Waltham wrist watch question

    It's "post American" if that's what you're asking...might not be "Swiss"; they used German and French movements too. Looks mid to late 60's to my eye...I'd even say 70's, but the "waterproof" marking on the back doesn't tend to be seen much then.

    As for the bezel, on a watch sold in America, if it doesn't say that it's precious metal (usually on the caseback) then it probably isn't.
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    Re: Waltham wrist watch question

    I hear ya on the silver marks. But at this angle I'm not seeing the usual plated type age. The colored age tells me this might be silver. I'm just thinking that it would be odd to be silver. Another pic to help out.

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    It says base metal bezel. So it's base metal, nothing precious...

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    Re: Waltham wrist watch question

    I'm talking about the bezel, not the case back.
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