Very Fine Waltham Pocket Watch, 1883 model from 1891, No. 15 Grade, 15 Jewel, gold filled US case, running well & keeping near-perfect time. For sale is a very fine Waltham open face pocket watch, 1883 model from 1891, scarcer No. 15 grade, 18s/15j, running vigorously and keeping excellent time. In a gold filled Keystone Watch Case Co case in good condition.
It is crown wound and set. It has a hinged bezel and double hinged rear covers. There is a single small dink on the bezel, otherwise no damage, with very little wear to the gold, with the engine turning on the rear all present.
All covers close very firmly and the bow is secure. Crown operates smoothly for both winding and setting. The crown has had some of its plating cut away on one side in the past - I suspect to provide additional grip, perhaps for a glove-wearing owner. It is not wear, and is too neatly done to be unintentional.
The bright nickel engraved and damascened movement is engraved American Waltham Watch Co. ", "Adjusted and has serial number 4910533, identifying it as a 1883 model, grade No. 15, produced in 1891 and is size 18s with 15 jewels. It runs for a full wind in all positions and appears to keep time to within 1 minute/day with the regulator in the central position.The visible top plate is in near-mint condition. The original white double sunk dial appears perfect, without hairlines or chips. Blued steel hands are all present and in fine condition. The crystal is thick glass, with just light pocket wear. It weighs 132g and is approx 53mm diameter.
I make every attempt to be accurate and to describe any significant faults; the pictures form part of the description. Im happy to answer questions if any clarification is needed. If a watch is described as working/running, it has been wound and has run, in a vertical position on a watch stand, for a minimum of 12 hours, unless the description states otherwise. Any statement regarding timekeeping is based on what has been observed during that period, but is not guaranteed. If you require accurate timekeeping, an antique/vintage pocket watch may not be your best option.The item "Very Fine Waltham Pocket Watch, 1883 Model, Grade No. 15, 15 Jewel, Gold Filled" is in sale since Monday, September 28, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Watches\Pocket Watches". The seller is "ticketytockuk" and is located in Crowthorne. This item can be shipped worldwide.