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by JerryT
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Waltham Watch Forum
Topic: Waltham Model 1899
Replies: 1
Views: 70

Re: Waltham Model 1899

This is a lovely watch. You should be aware that during this era the watch was not cased at the factory. The customer (your greatgrandfather) would have gone to his jeweler and selected the movement he wanted and the case he liked. The jeweler put them together for him to make the complete watch. Th...
by JerryT
Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Pocket Watch Forum
Topic: How to wear a pocket watch?
Replies: 2
Views: 89

Re: How to wear a pocket watch?

A pocket watch should ideally not be worn in the bottom of a regular pants pocket (too much leg motion) and definitely not in a pocket with anything else in it (keys, coins etc. will scratch it). I search for pants that have a watch pocket and use a woven leather thong for most days unless I want to...
by JerryT
Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Longest award Watch. What do you have?
Replies: 13
Views: 1452

Re: Longest award Watch. What do you have?

Here is another 50-year award. The watch is a Waltham Maximus in a 14K gold case. It is their relatively new Colonial-A model which was the thinnest American watch at the time. It would have sold for around $250 in 1917 when it was presented.
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by JerryT
Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Military Watch Forum
Topic: Unusual Waltham - circa WWI
Replies: 0
Views: 510

Unusual Waltham - circa WWI

This uncommon Waltham wristwatch model has shown up in a few references, on a few different boards, but very little is known about them. I am only aware of eight examples, including the one shown in Shugart’s price guide. I have managed, this year, to acquire both the 14K gold version and the silver...
by JerryT
Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: American Watch Forum
Topic: American Watch Companies
Replies: 6
Views: 612

Re: American Watch Companies

Will the table be coming soon?
by JerryT
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Waltham Watch Forum
Topic: Waltham 6/0-C L&K 14k model from 1945.
Replies: 1
Views: 596

Re: Waltham 6/0-C L&K 14k model from 1945.

That is a lovely and interesting model. It looked a little familiar to me and, sure enough, I have a LeCoultre in a similar L&K case (but only 10K gold-filled).
by JerryT
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Asking for help/information pocket watch
Replies: 2
Views: 298

Re: Asking for help/information pocket watch

What a beautiful watch! It looks like it was never worn and it is unusual to find a watch in such pristine condition. According to Elgin factory records, movement number 24,836,474 was made around 1921 and has 15 jewels. The grade number (which relates to quality and cost of the movement) is a grade...
by JerryT
Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Pocket Watch Forum
Topic: Elgin regulator on Grade # 590
Replies: 3
Views: 322

Re: Elgin regulator on Grade # 590

The regulator screw actually has a pair of cross-holes in the screw head. I imagine that Elgin made a tool for this, but it is easy enough to find or make a tool. The tool has to have a fine pin at the end that will fit in the cross hole. Then you can insert the pin and turn the screw by quarter tur...
by JerryT
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: European Watch Forum
Topic: Tobias of Liverpool "swiss fake" or not
Replies: 2
Views: 867

Re: Tobias of Liverpool "swiss fake" or not

It sounds like a Swiss watch that has been engraved to make buyers think it was really made by Tobias (who was a well-respected English watchmaker). This type of fakery was common back then. Good pictures will help us tell you what it really is.
by JerryT
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: American Watch Forum
Topic: Roy Case Co 14k white gold
Replies: 1
Views: 259

Re: Roy Case Co 14k white gold

With the information so far I can say that Roy made fairly nice cases, although sometimes a little on the thin side. Depending on when the movement was made this could very well be the original case as the movement and case were often mated together by the jeweler at the time of sale. There are many...