1907 Waltham with Silveroid Case

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1907 Waltham with Silveroid Case

Post by Guest on Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:46 am





Got this when my youngest sister passed away a few years ago and it was presented as belonging to our grandfather. It was covered in hardened muck and the minute hand was loose. A couple years ago I had the movement restored to working condition, minute hand reattached and a good overall cleaning. It's too old to be grandad's first watch (he was a dedicated Lord Elgin wristwatch man anyway) as he was 6 when it was made. He was a doctor in NE Texas and was well known for receiving goods in lieu of cash during the Depression era as well as always carrying a pistol on house calls. In the parlor I have a glass door bookcase that he was paid for delivering twins somewhere between 1925-35. That's grandad in the mid to late 20s.
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Post by Guest on Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:51 pm

Fantastic story, fantastic pocketwatch. I have a Waltham from 1886 that looks and runs like it was made last week.
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Post by Guest on Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:25 pm

A handsome fellow, and a handsome watch!
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Post by Guest on Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:26 pm

I was pleasantly surprised today. Took the Waltham to the office with me so I could check its accuracy. Up 'till now I've been happy that it ran since its overhaul a couple years ago. All through the day it kept pace with my Longines. Color me impressed that a 106 year old pocket watch is still a dependable time keeper. None of my coworkers gave a toss so I decided to share with you, dear lords.
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Post by Guest on Wed Jun 05, 2013 7:29 am

Awesome and thank you for sharing. Nothing like a real made in the USA pocket watch. I am sure you know these were made in Waltham, Massachussetts. My grandfather had four watches and all four are Walthams three wrist watches and one pocket watch.
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Post by Guest on Wed Jun 05, 2013 9:19 am

Nice to see the proper wearing of jodphurs and boots.
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Post by Guest on Wed Jun 05, 2013 6:22 pm

My pleasure to share, Surfer. Glad you liked it.

Falstaff, that's grandad in a healthy mix of Texas National Guard and civilian attire. One his more casual days.
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Post by wire-paladin on Thu Jul 04, 2013 11:30 pm

Nice bit of history and watch as well. I started collecting USA pocket watches. It still impress's me when I dig out a 120 yr old piece,wind it and it'll keep vg time for 27 hrs.
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