A 9 carat gold full hunter pocket watch
A fine full hunter pocket watch signed Waltham USA. All 9 carat gold case by Dennison, hallmarked Birmingham 1919. 50x50mm, depth 15mm. Number 89839.
White enamel dial with arabic figures and blue steeled hands. Centre seconds dial at six o'clock. Dial is perfect. Case closure is good. Top wound (non key) movement. The inner case does have an inscription and this is dated 1921. We would not advise removal.
It has a 15 jewel movement and this is signed by Waltham, and is a Marquise movement. This watch is currently functioning and is covered by a 1 year warranty.
In 1849 Aaron Lufkin Dennison, Edward Howard and David Davis formed a company with a plan to develop machinery that could mass produce watch movement parts with precision and render them interchangeable. Prior to this, all watches produced in America were handmade.
In operation between 1852 and 1957, over 40 million fine specimens of pocket watches, wrist watches, clocks and other precision instruments were produced by the Waltham factory. It was one of the most prolific American watch companies and by the early 1870s Waltham watches were winning prizes all over the world.In 1906 the company was renamed the "Waltham Watch Company". In 1923, they became the "Waltham Watch and Clock Company" reflecting the new importance of clock manufacturing, but then in 1925 the name was changed back to "Waltham Watch Company".American Horology owes much to the brilliant visionaries of the Waltham Watch Company. Bacon, Church, Dennison, Fogg, Howard, Marsh, Webster, and Woerd all contributed greatly to American watchmaking.Waltham continued to manufacture watches (and clocks) until 1957, when they ceased production and became the Waltham Precision Instrument Company. The rights to the name "Waltham Watch Company" were sold to the Hallmark Watch Company of Chicago, Illinois who continued to sell imported watches using the Waltham name. Several of the original Waltham factory buildings are still standing, and were added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1989. The picture shown is the Waltham factory around 1906.
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