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Find great deals on eBay for Waltham Pocket Watch in Antique Pocket Watches. Antique American Waltham Key Wind Coin Silver Pocket Watch 18s Wm. Manufacturer: Waltham. Grade: No. Size: 18s. Model: Jewels: 17j. Setting: Pendant. Finish: Nickel. Added By: winterwolf Profile Image winterwolf. Learn how to value your Waltham pocket watch by following these the original box it came in, photographs of the watch that are dated, etc.
Dating American Waltham Pocket Watches
Principle of the older the better. The earlier your watch was made then the more valuable it would be which is a fairly consistent principle with any antique.
There are always exceptions to this such as limited editions, watches made that are of very high quality and a few other watches like that.
Those are the general principles you should apply to determining the value of your Waltham pocket watch. Dating Your Waltham Pocket Watch As you can see the date that your watch was actually made is important when you it comes to value.
Therefore we need to know how to find out that date. This is how you go about doing that.
You first need to find the serial number that is marked on the movement of your watch. You may see one on the case but for now ignore that. Find the serial number on the movement and make a note of that. Click on this link to go to a Waltham serial number look-up table. From here you can match the serial number on your watch to a year and you will know which year your watch was made.
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For example if the serial number wasthen the year of manufacture would be With this knowledge you are now in a much better place to help determine its value. Now try typing the type of watch and the year into somewhere like eBay and you will see other watches that are similar and will give you an indicative value.Inspection and disassembly of a Waltham pocket watch - Part 1
Customer Department at the Waltham Watch Company Inthe factory building was completed and the company began doing business under the name "American Horologe Company. Inas Abraham Lincoln was elected President and the country found itself in the throes of the Civil War, the American Watch Company was faced with serious financial problems. Bybusiness had come to a standstill and bankruptcy seemed inevitable.
The factory was kept in operation through these years by cutting expenses to the lowest possible level The watch was an jewel, 18 size, key-wind in a silver hunter case, and was produced in January of Inthe company became the "American Waltham Watch Company".
In prices for movements only no case were: In the company was renamed the "Waltham Watch Company". Inthey became the "Waltham Watch and Clock Company" reflecting the new importance of clock manufacturing, but then in the name was changed back to "Waltham Watch Company". American Horology owes much to the brilliant visionaries of the Waltham Watch Company.
Waltham continued to manufacture watches and clocks untilwhen they ceased production and became the Waltham Precision Instrument Company. The rights to the name "Waltham Watch Company" were sold to the Hallmark Watch Company of Chicago, Illinois who continued to sell imported watches using the Waltham name.