Waltham - 17 Jewel Movement Circa 1920 with New Custom Case
Item Number: 1888
Description: This super accurate vintage Waltham, railroad style wrist watch was converted from a pocket watch. A strong running Waltham, Grade 625, 16 size, 17 jewels, with a hunter adjusted movement, Waltham Patent micrometric regulator, screw-set jewel settings, gold center wheel, gold balance screws, nickel plate, stem wind, pendant-set (converted to pin-set) movement. This highly desirable vintage watch has the original movement in excellent order, with a dead flat and true balance wheel motion that has a fine, wide arc and strong beat. The movement is a smooth wind that starts right up after the 4th wind. The watch has been very well preserved. Movement has been serviced to ensure it winds and sets smoothly while keeping accurate time. Circa 1920's. New hand-crafted, stainless steel, polished 47.5 mm case. Thickness: 15.5mm. Black genuine leather strap with chromed metal 22mm buckle. Spectacular looking original enamel dial with big arabic numerals, five minute divisions, seconds dial at 6 o'clock, signed WALTHAM. Off-centered dial. Mineral glass front and back.
Condition: Vintage with new case and strap. No signs of wear.
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Story: Until the mid 19th century, watch making was a cottage industry with watch parts being manufactured at different locations and then assembled together by hand. The process was imprecise, time consuming, and resulted in a product that was unaffordable for a majority of people. The Waltham Watch Company began its operations in 1854 and, through innovation, introduced a system of interchangeable parts. The Company developed machinery that could make watch parts so precisely that they were interchangeable with one another. This innovation served to catapult productivity and place the Waltham Watch Company on the international forefront as the first company to mass produce a complete watch under one roof. This mass production led to relatively affordable prices and the accessibility of watches for a broader population. The Waltham Watch Company thus served to expand America and the World’s time consciousness.
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