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Great Grandmother's Pocket Watch

  1. Nick F 05

    Nick F 05 Oct 1, 2014

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    I was cleaning up some stuff in the Philly house and came across this watch. My dad told me that it was his grandmother's and he thought it would be nice for me to clean up and give to my daughter when she is older.

    Forgive the cell phone shaky hands pics

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  2. Spy

    Spy You know my name. Oct 1, 2014

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    The outside looks to be in good order. How is it running?
     
  3. Nick F 05

    Nick F 05 Oct 3, 2014

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    It is runng very well since it came back from the shop
     
  4. François Boucher

    François Boucher Oct 3, 2014

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    Any pics of the movement, please?
     
  5. Alpha

    Alpha Kilt Owner, Beagle Parent, Omega Collector Oct 3, 2014

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    Looking good, movement shots as has been said would be better.
    Looks like similar engraving style to my own gents Waltham -

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  6. Nick F 05

    Nick F 05 Oct 10, 2014

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    20141009_084158_resized.jpg Sorry for the delay
    Here is a shot of the movement
     
  7. Nick F 05

    Nick F 05 Oct 10, 2014

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    The engraving does look similar

    Very nice
     
  8. Fritz

    Fritz genuflects before the mighty quartzophobe Oct 11, 2014

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    serial 13175493, zero size, grade 324, model 3, 7 jewel.

    Elgin made 205,000 of these movements in 125 runs from 1903 through to 1916.

    Yours is from a run of 2000 made in 1907. It would have come from the factory uncased in a little brass can, the jeweler adding the case of the lady's preference at the point of purchase.

    The ladies often wore these small watches as a pendant, thats why the small size. They're not worth much unless the case is solid gold, then they're worth whatever the case is worth melted down, so there's a lot of these around without cases! I've got a nice Waltham along the same lines and wear it once in a while..... enjoy it! They're good solid little time keepers with some good history behind them having been made by the biggest producer of jeweled watches in American history.

    My own wee Waltham (how's that for a girly face!)
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  9. Nick F 05

    Nick F 05 Oct 15, 2014

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    Thanks for the info

    I like your Waltham