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    Several years ago I briefly lived in Waltham, Massachusetts. Lately, I have been reading about the history of the Waltham Watch Co. and its significance to the industrial revolution in America. I know I have seen several Waltham pocket watches around WUS, and one or two wrist watches.

    So, come on, Vintage or brand spankin' new, Pocket or wrist, Let's see those beautiful Walthams!

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    Like to see more wristwatches. This is a very large case 39mm (for the time) automatic Waltham with the crown at the 4 o'clock position.
    Probably 60s vintage, but have never seen another like it.

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    Very nice! Any others out there?

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    Re: Waltham Watch Company - Post Your Waltham Watches!

    I have 2 self winders, one is a 6 or 7 jewel and the other is a 17 jewel. Also I have a Ladies pendant watch about 1918.



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    Better late than never...I just got these last week. I have been polishing the acrylic glass, and case for a few days. What caught my eye was the red/red tip on both the second hands.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsvargas626 View Post
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    Better late than never...I just got these last week. I have been polishing the acrylic glass, and case for a few days. What caught my eye was the red/red tip on both the second hands.
    Very nice!!

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    what I wear most of the time now ...

    photo was from the seller (I dont have a real camera), I've put chocolate shark skin band on it since ~

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    Quote Originally Posted by ezcheese View Post
    Several years ago I briefly lived in Waltham, Massachusetts. Lately, I have been reading about the history of the Waltham Watch Co. and its significance to the industrial revolution in America. I know I have seen several Waltham pocket watches around WUS, and one or two wrist watches.

    So, come on, Vintage or brand spankin' new, Pocket or wrist, Let's see those beautiful Walthams!
    Here I have a watch that I would like to find more about. I found a few things due to the serial number. What I really would like to know is what these jewelers marks identify.
    I cant get a picture of the marks as I can only red them with 60X. I guess I can read them with the 30x but it is still difficult at the power.

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    I know that the case, crown, minute & hour hands and the balance are all 14 k gold.
    I know that this watch was made in 1946
    I know all the specifics about the watch like it is 21 jewels etc.

    Now what I don't know is what these very small jewelers marks are.
    Reads as follows:

    First there is a symbol. It is the letter D wit a U in it then an R991 V
    Then on the other side it says 8/69. I assume this is the watch is #8 of 69 made.
    Then below that is says F3933E.
    The last clue I have is I purchased this item from the great grandson of Herbert Lee Wilson.
    Now a little detail about Herbert Wilson.
    Herbert Lee Wilson lived in Vermont in a castle purchased from Dr. Johnson in 1939. He was a pioneer in the AM radio field and built radio stations all over the world. He was looking for a new location to build another station and a summer home for his family. He bought the castle & installed radio station WEWE in the old stable, which remains in operation currently. When America joined WWII in 1941, Herbert Wilson joined the Army Signal Corps, from which he retired in the 1950’s as rank of Colonel. He retired to the castle and in 1962 opened it for tours. He died in 1981 at the age of 82

    Lastly the band is just aftermarket. Nothing special just plated gold and vintage.


    Any help would be appreciated. I am not sure if this watch was owned by Herbert Wilson or not but all the signs point to his ownership.
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    Crescent Street Pocket Watch

    I have one Waltham and it's the 21j 16s Crescent Street model. My particular one is circa 1925 and is housed in an Elgin Watch Case Company (not to be confused with the Elgin Watch Company) swing out movement type Elgin Giant gold filled case. It was a railroad approved watch and is fitted with what was called a blind man's dial referring to the large and easy to see numbers and markers. It is also a lever set watch. It's pretty much the jewel of my modest collection and cost me $175 in an eBay Buy It Now listing. I keep it hanging in a glass display dome most of the time.

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