1912 Antique Waltham pocket watch in excellent condition.
Waltham has a long and complex watchmaking history in America dating back to the mid-19th century. They produced quality timepieces and this was acknowledged by their railroad customers who insisted on high specifications. The case was manufactured by Dennison Case Co in the UK which produced watch cases of exceptional quality right up until they closed in 1967. There is a very early strong connection between Waltham in the USA and Dennison and when Waltham wanted to import watches into the UK Dennison was there to case them. Both Waltham and Dennison have very interesting histories and it's worth researching both on the internet.
This 110-year-old hunter pocket watch has a superb white porcelain dial almost free of marks and has virtually no signs of aging. No hairline cracks. Crisp, saturated black Arabic numerals indicate the hours with a neat railroad track outer indicating the minutes. Blued steel Poire hands. Small seconds sunken sub-dial at 6.
The gold plate is in excellent condition for its age. A small "cut" to the outer rim at 3 (see pictire). The inside of the back cover is marked Dennison Watch Case Co. Beneath this is a dust cover.
The Waltham movement is superb. Beautifully engineered and presented to a standard of the top 1% (by volume) of all movements at that time. Observe the pictures and you will see why. The double-screwed chatons and fine regulator indicate precision build and timekeeping.
An excellent Waltham timepiece.
1912 Waltham Antique Pocket Watch
Year 1912 Case Metal Gold plate Back Metal Gold Plate Back Type Hinge Diameter* 52.6 Power Manual Calibre Waltham
* Excluding the stem and crown.