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by 441victor
Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Waltham Watch Forum
Topic: Waltham 6/0-C L&K 14k model from 1945.
Replies: 1
Views: 152

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

Here’s my latest Waltham arrival. It represents the top of the line offerings to the public right after the end of the war as Waltham and other companies were transitioning to civilian production again. Like the automobile industry, it took the watch makers some time to start offering new and exciti...
by 441victor
Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Waltham Watch Forum
Topic: Waltham Front Loading Rectangular model with a 21j grade 771 movement from 1942.
Replies: 3
Views: 295

Re: Waltham Front Loading Rectangular model with a 21j grade 771 movement from 1942.

From the front, all you see are two lumps attached to the top and bottom of the case. From the bottom it looks like the back is held on by screws instead of snapping into the case. The crystal simply rests against the face of the dial https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/tPLG8qMS6AjzNQM76ibGTa6EYqVC4oc...
by 441victor
Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Crown pops out question?
Replies: 20
Views: 1004

Re: Crown pops out question?

Gabe, have you been following PerdoA's thread about his Burlington?
http://www.vintagewatchforums.com/viewt ... 16&t=12291
Both he and JackW have posted good descriptions about how to make a replacement stem. I'm still hoping to get my lathe skills sorted out. Joel
by 441victor
Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Waltham Watch Forum
Topic: Waltham Front Loading Rectangular model with a 21j grade 771 movement from 1942.
Replies: 3
Views: 295

Waltham Front Loading Rectangular model with a 21j grade 771 movement from 1942.

Here is another grail Waltham from the years just before WWII. I’ve only seen two other examples of this unusual Waltham and Wadsworth design. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/xiuDl1WNt8ps77YLR9ic2BywPe0OHFqr5zxrYwY3Sjrp2DdLpRvjv8seYgyndR712D57fK4Zzwb7_RiZ5JcopAh6KyinSBV8RFQwF15Pnxbtw0VOIPmbqiwTBKn...
by 441victor
Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Pocket Watch Forum
Topic: Unsigned Mechanism from Antique Shop... What is it?
Replies: 2
Views: 382

Re: Unsigned Mechanism from Antique Shop... What is it?

Most likely you are simply missing the stem and crown which would fit into the hole in the side of your movement. It is possible to wind the mainspring by pushing the large gear around using a wooden skewer or something plastic against the teeth. Something non-metal so you don't scratch anything. If...
by 441victor
Fri Aug 24, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Waltham Watch Forum
Topic: Waltham Pilot Cushion w/ 3/0 15j Model 1907 from 1930.
Replies: 4
Views: 794

Re: Waltham Pilot Cushion w/ 3/0 15j Model 1907 from 1930.

Here’s another to add to the 4 examples shown here on the forum so far. Again different except for movement size and dial. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/IvL8VNGAhxGOWAiHbU3UuABRM1_0xFXd2jW-28y91pKAaGoUpv2DLAuf04MUcPITQAF1LNNjuP1rV5uMQ8OU-S_g_XhkKQV1GHzScjZQNK5UGap2zMaihbeU9-YkKXZxXZJ6f8jXP5DlXFM...
by 441victor
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Crown pops out question?
Replies: 20
Views: 1004

Re: Crown pops out question?

The typical set of sleeves like this would not be for a particular movement as they must fit into the case. A 6/0 sized movement from Waltham, Elgin or Illinois will all fit into the same 6/0 sized case that might take one of these sleeves. The set of stems from a material house would have 50 bottle...
by 441victor
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Waltham Watch Forum
Topic: Waltham Tonneau Step Side Grade 621 Emerald 21j Movement.
Replies: 1
Views: 265

Waltham Tonneau Step Side Grade 621 Emerald 21j Movement.

Look what the mailman brought me today. An extraordinary 1936 Waltham. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/b8DtVhu0my9LAD0Zv9IvG0EJpQ8L99jODVeuGNBjR-kNha4LJGtcbG14oOD5tsOl9vugfWWQYXcMm_CM7f3n8YtaltWn6oUW-QrnROaHihsev3rk5EUBsQSoWilS5EfAQ9SECU8pTdPRUMHWdB5i79wa3lTDxsVfwhE5HTfNjv3byUQPasrzvlzulZUo0CYjFGN...
by 441victor
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Crown pops out question?
Replies: 20
Views: 1004

Re: Crown pops out question?

No, your watch guy wasn't wrong, just being simplistic and optimistic. Here's some more context. This is the page from Waltham's material catalog explaining about how to order a bar (stem) and sleeve. Waltham Sleeves.jpg The problem, this is from 60 years ago when the factory was still operating. No...
by 441victor
Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Crown pops out question?
Replies: 20
Views: 1004

Re: Crown pops out question?

This type of winding system is called negative set. The only thing the specific movement determines is the size of the square section of the stem. It has to be the right size to fit into the square hole of the movement and it must be the right length to actuate the setting/winding mechanism inside t...