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Re: Waltham Trench watch from a Lot buy

#11 Post by trim » Sun May 27, 2012 1:38 pm

Thanks for the info Stan, I really appreciate your growing and, quite frankly, massive expertise in this area.

Adam, I have watches as late as the 1930s in this Bascine style case (European), I think maybe much of this styling is the intended market. The Waltham I mentioned is my Waltham Pershing, which you have already seen/sent photos. That said, that one was probably right at the end of this style for US makers. This one was just a little earlier than I was expecting, which makes me happy.
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Re: Waltham Trench watch from a Lot buy

#12 Post by Literustyfan » Sun May 27, 2012 4:08 pm

For those of you that have a copy of Fred Friedberg's book "The Illinois Watch, The Life and Times of a Great American Watch Company" check out page 179.

Fred found an ad from circa 1927 from a supply catalog stating that this case style was still available, nearly a decade after the Great War had ended.

You could scoop one up for only 50 cents and it was a size 0s ! ! !

This was a silverode case, not sterling silver but the style was generally the same.

So they were in deed around for quite some time.
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Re: Waltham Trench watch from a Lot buy

#13 Post by Literustyfan » Sun May 27, 2012 4:12 pm

trim wrote:Thanks for the info Stan, I really appreciate your growing and, quite frankly, massive expertise in this area.
You are too kind ! ! !
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