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11th December 2017 
Size 16 - Waltham models 1908, 1899 & 1888 including Traveler, 610-630, PSB & Royal Grades. Walfactory

Waltham Size 16 Keyless - 1908, 1899 & 1888 models.

During the last quarter on the 19th century and for the first few years of the 20th America, and in particular Waltham (their factory shown to the right) were the world leaders in good quality volume produced watches.

The American Watch Company was formed in 1859 from the wreckage of a number of failing companies and was known by a succession of names. In the early days they marketed watches under a wide range of company names depending on the grade of watch for example “The Home Watch Co" and "P. S. Bartlett". So for convenience they were collectively known as “Waltham” watches from the town outside of Boston where they had their factory and later became the American Waltham Watch Co. Further information on size 16 Waltham watches is available on my blog page here.

Shown in descending order of price e&oe! Riverside, Vanguard and other top grades are listed with the size 16 railroad grade watches.

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Unless otherwise stated all watches have 7 jewels are working, keep at least reasonable time for their age and wind and set correctly. Lids and bezels are secure, stay closed and where appropriate open when the button or crown is pressed. Any inscriptions, dedications or monograms (other than jewellers and makers marks) and any gold plate worn through to the core will either be shown in the photographs, described in the text or both.

Of the watches I buy in, the most frequently re-cased are those by Waltham so there is a good chance that there will be some on the Discounted Watches page.




Size 16 - Waltham models 1908, 1899 & 1888 including Traveler, 610-630, PSB & Royal Grades. W739f

W739. Waltham 1908-Marquis, 15J, 1913.

A size 16, split plate movement with 15 jewels, a Swiss lever escapement, with a Breguet sprung cut compensated balance. This model is essentially a 1908-620 but with a gilt finish, probably intended mainly for the UK market. Crown wound and set. The serial number dates it to 1913. A bit more information about the 1908-Marquis can be found on my Blog.

W739 Waltham 1908-Marquis 15J 1913 (11)


Ultrasonically cleaned and serviced with a new mainspring and is keeping excellent time, 12 months warranty

The English double backed, triple hinged case has Birmingham hallmarks for Sterling Silver 1913 and the makers mark of A.L. Dennison. It has been ultrasonically cleaned and has a new crystal.

STOCK £330 More pictures on Zenfolio


Size 16 - Waltham models 1908, 1899 & 1888 including Traveler, 610-630, PSB & Royal Grades. W737f

W737. Waltham 1908-620, 15J, 1908.

A size 16, split plate movement with 15 jewels, a Swiss lever escapement, with a Bruguet sprung cut compensated balance. Crown wound and set. The serial number dates it to 1908.

Ultrasonically cleaned and serviced with a new mainspring and is keeping excellent time, 12 months warranty

The following is a description of the movement from a 1913 advertisement (Price for movement only):

1908-620

W737 Waltham 1908-620 15J 1908 (7)

The English double backed, triple hinged case is a "Moon" grade in 10 carat Filled Gold by Dennison. It has been ultrasonically cleaned and has a new crystal.

STOCK £325 More pictures on Zenfolio.


Size 16 - Waltham models 1908, 1899 & 1888 including Traveler, 610-630, PSB & Royal Grades. W735f

W735. Waltham 1888-20 2Tone, 11J, 1897.

A size 16, split plate movement with 11 jewels, a Swiss lever escapement with a Breguet sprung, cut compensated balance . Crown wound and set. The serial number dates it to 1897. Quite a rare movement, whilst 1888-20s and variants were made in quite large numbers before being replaced by the 1899 model, only 20,000 11J open faced models were made and of those only a small minority were Two Tone with screwed jewel settings.

Ultrasonically cleaned and serviced with a new mainspring and is keeping excellent time, 12 months warranty

W735 Waltham 1888-20 2Tone 11J 1897 (10)


The premium English made case is by Dennison in 14 carat Filled Gold, it has been untrasonically tested and has a new crystal.

STOCK £320 More pictures on Zenfolio


Size 16 - Waltham models 1908, 1899 & 1888 including Traveler, 610-630, PSB & Royal Grades. W738f

W738. Waltham 1908-Marquis, 15J, 1912.

A size 16, split plate movement with 15 jewels, a Swiss lever escapement, with a Breguet sprung cut compensated balance. This model is essentially a 1908-620 but with a gilt finish, probably intended mainly for the UK market. Crown wound and set. The serial number dates it to 1912. A bit more information about the 1908-Marquis can be found on my Blog.

Ultrasonically cleaned and serviced with a new mainspring and is keeping excellent time, 12 months warranty

W738 Waltham 1908-Marquis 15J 1912 (5)

The English double backed, triple hinged case has Birmingham hallmarks for Sterling Silver 1911/12 and the makers mark of A.L. Dennison. It has been ultrasonically cleaned and has a new crystal.

STOCK £320 More pictures on Zenfolio.


Size 16 - Waltham models 1908, 1899 & 1888 including Traveler, 610-630, PSB & Royal Grades. W734f

W734. Waltham 1899-Traveler 7J Hunter, 1905.

A size 16, split plate movement with 7 jewels, a Swiss lever escapement, Breguet sprung cut compensated balance. Crown wound and set. The serial number dates it to 1927 or 1928.

Ultrasonically cleaned and serviced with a new mainspring and is keeping excellent time, 12 months warranty.

W734 Waltham 1899-Traveler Hunter 1905 (9)

The double backed case is a 20 year "Fortune" grade in 10 carat Filled Gold by the American Watch Case Company, it may have been made in America or in Canada. It has been ultrasonically cleaned and has a new crystal.

STOCK £315 More pictures on Zenfolio.


Size 16 - Waltham models 1908, 1899 & 1888 including Traveler, 610-630, PSB & Royal Grades. W705f

W705. Waltham 1899-620, 15J, 1902.

A size 16, split plate movement with 15 jewels, a Swiss lever escapement, with a Breguet sprung cut compensated balance. Crown wound and set. The serial number dates it to 1902.

Ultrasonically cleaned and serviced with a new mainspring and is keeping excellent time, 12 months warranty

 W705 Waltham 1899-620 15J 1902 (11)

The premium "Sun" grade case is English made by Dennison in 14 carat Filled Gold. It has been ultrasonically cleaned and has a new mineral glass crystal from old stock.

STOCK £315 More pictures on Zenfolio.


Size 16 - Waltham models 1908, 1899 & 1888 including Traveler, 610-630, PSB & Royal Grades. W718f

W718. Waltham 1899-620, 15J, 1904.

A size 16, split plate movement with 15 jewels, a Swiss lever escapement, with a Breguet sprung cut compensated balance. Crown wound and set. The serial number dates it to 1904.

Ultrasonically cleaned and serviced with a new mainspring and is keeping excellent time, 12 months warranty.

W718 Waltham 1899-620 15J 1904 (7)


The American made double backed case is a "Planet" grade in 10 carat Filled gold by the Crescent Watch Case Company. It has been ultrasonically cleaned and has a new crystal.

BRACKLEY £315. More pictures on Zenfolio


Size 16 - Waltham models 1908, 1899 & 1888 including Traveler, 610-630, PSB & Royal Grades. W706f

W706. Waltham 1908-Traveler, 1927.

A size 16, split plate movement with 7 jewels, a Swiss lever escapement, Breguet sprung cut compensated balance. Crown wound and set. The serial number dates it to 1927.

Ultrasonically cleaned and serviced with a new mainspring and is keeping excellent time, 12 months warranty.


Oxford Pocket Watches: W706 Waltham 1908-Traveler 7J 1927 &emdash; W706 Waltham 1908-Traveler 7J 1927 (2)


The American made screw backed case is in base metal by the Illinois Watch Case Company. It has been ultrasonically cleaned and has a new mineral glass crystal from old stock.

BRACKLEY £250 More pictures on Zenfolio.


Size 16 - Waltham models 1908, 1899 & 1888 including Traveler, 610-630, PSB & Royal Grades. W694f

W694. Waltham 1908-Traveler, 7J, 1925.

A size 16, split plate movement with 7 jewels, a Swiss lever escapement, Breguet sprung cut compensated balance. Crown wound and set. The serial number dates it to 1925/6.

Ultrasonically cleaned and serviced with a new mainspring and is keeping excellent time, 12 months warranty.

Oxford Pocket Watches: W694 Waltham 1908-Traveler 7J 1925 &emdash; W694 Waltheam 1908-Traveler 7J 1925 (9)

The English double backed, triple hinged case has Birmingham hallmarks for Sterling Silver, 1925/6 and the makers mark of A.L. Dennison. It has been ultrasonically cleaned and has a new crystal.

BRACKLEY £240 More pictures on Zenfolio.


Size 16 - Waltham models 1908, 1899 & 1888 including Traveler, 610-630, PSB & Royal Grades. Next


Some recently sold watches:

Following requests from buyers who are giving watches as presents I no longer show the price of sold watches.



Size 16 - Waltham models 1908, 1899 & 1888 including Traveler, 610-630, PSB & Royal Grades. W697f

W697. Waltham 1908-PSB, 17J half hunter, 1908

A high grade 1908 model, size 16, split plate movement with 17 jewels, a Swiss lever escapement, cut compensated balance and Breguet Spring with micro adjuster, adjusted to temperature. Crown wound and set. The serial number dates it to 1908.

Ultrasonically cleaned and serviced with a new mainspring and is keeping excellent time, 12 months warranty.

The following is a description of the movement from a 1913 advertisement (Price for movement only):

PSB

The English made case is a "Moon" grade in 10 carat Filled Gold by Dennison, it has been ultrasonically cleaned and has a new primary crystal and an excellent secondary.

SOLD More pictures on Zenfolio


Size 16 - Waltham models 1908, 1899 & 1888 including Traveler, 610-630, PSB & Royal Grades. W707f

W707. Waltham 1908-625, 17J half hunter, 1912.

A size 16, split plate movement with 17 jewels, a Swiss lever escapement, cut compensated balance and Breguet Spring with micro adjuster. Crown wound and set. The serial number dates it to 1912.

Ultrasonically cleaned and serviced with a new mainspring and keeping excellent time, 12 months warranty.

The following is a description of the movement from a 1913 advertisement (Price for movement only):

625


The dust cover is engraved:

Presented to
Mr Harry Morgan
by the
Warden, Churchwardens,
Bell ringers of St Peter's Church
and well wishers in Ruthin
as a token of their appreciation
of his Services to the Church
February 22nd 1912.


The premium "Sun" grade case is English made by Dennison in 14 carat Filled Gold It has been ultrasonically cleaned and has an excellent mineral glass primary crystal and a new secondary.

SOLD More Pictures on Zenfolio


Size 16 - Waltham models 1908, 1899 & 1888 including Traveler, 610-630, PSB & Royal Grades. W729f

W729. Waltham 1899-Traveler for Fattorini, 1904.

A size 16, split plate movement with 7 jewels, a Swiss lever escapement, Breguet sprung cut compensated balance. Crown wound and set. The serial number dates it to 1904. It has a bespoke dial for Fattorini & Sons of Bradford.

Ultrasonically cleaned and serviced with a new mainspring and is keeping excellent time, 12 months warranty.

The English double backed, triple hinged case had Birmingham hallmarks for Sterling Silver, 1905 and the makers mark of A.L. Dennison. It has been ultrasonically cleaned and has a new crystal.

SOLD More pictures on Zenfolio.


Size 16 - Waltham models 1908, 1899 & 1888 including Traveler, 610-630, PSB & Royal Grades. W667f

W667. Waltham 1908-Traveler, 9J, 1925.

A size 16, split plate movement with 9 jewels, a Swiss lever escapement, Breguet sprung cut compensated balance. Crown wound and set. The serial number dates it to 1925.

Ultrasonically cleaned and serviced with a new mainspring and is keeping excellent time, 12 months warranty.

The English double backed, triple hinged case has Birmingham hallmarks for Sterling Silver, 1926 and the makers mark of A.L. Dennison. It has been ultrasonically cleaned and has a new crystal.

SOLD More pictures in Zenfolio.


Size 16 - Waltham models 1908, 1899 & 1888 including Traveler, 610-630, PSB & Royal Grades. W719f

W719. Waltham 1899-625, 17J half Hunter, 1904.

A size 16, split plate movement with 17 jewels, a Swiss lever escapement, Breguet sprung cut compensated balance with micro adjustment. Crown wound and set. The serial number dates it to 1904.

Ultrasonically cleaned and serviced with a new mainspring and is keeping excellent time, 12 months warranty.

The "Star" grade case is English made by Dennison in Rolled Gold It has been ultrasonically cleaned and has two excellent mineral glass crystals.

SOLD More pictures on Zenfolio.


Size 16 - Waltham models 1908, 1899 & 1888 including Traveler, 610-630, PSB & Royal Grades. W733f

W733. Waltham 1908-1609, Nuclear Sub Watch, 9J, 1942/6?

A size 16, split plate movement with 9 jewels, a Swiss lever escapement and a Breguet sprung cut compensated balance with double roller. It is adjusted for temperature and in three positions. Crown wound and set. The serial number dates it to 1942.

As confirmed by the catalogue number it was originally supplied to the Royal Navy during WWII with luminous hands and face, it was retained at the end of the war, unlike around two million pounds worth of surplus watches and clocks that were sold off. Later, following the introduction of Nuclear submarines in 1960, it was given non-luminous hands and dial so that the relatively high radiation levels (by todays standards) would not confuse on-board radiation detection equipment. The case was then stamped "Non-Lum".

Ultrasonically cleaned and serviced with a new mainspring and is keeping excellent time, 12 months warranty

The American screw backed case is in base metal case and was made by the Star Watch Case Company, it is stamped with the military catalogue number, the Military property mark, the service allocated serial number and "Non-Lum" as described above. It has been ultrasonically cleaned and has a new mineral glass crystal from old stock.

SOLD More pictures on Zenfolio


Size 16 - Waltham models 1908, 1899 & 1888 including Traveler, 610-630, PSB & Royal Grades. W736f

W736. Waltham 1899-Royal, 17J, 1902.

A high grade 1899 model, size 16, split plate movement with 17 jewels, a Swiss lever escapement, cut compensated balance and Breguet Spring with micro adjuster, adjusted to temperature. Crown wound and set, the centre wheel, balance screws and jewel setting are gold. The serial number dates it to 1902.

Ultrasonically cleaned and serviced with a new mainspring and is keeping excellent time, 12 months warranty.

The English double backed, tripple hinged case is hallmarked Sterling Silver, 1904 and has the mark of A.L. Dennison. It has been ultrasonically cleaned and has a new crystal.

SOLD More pictures on Zenfolio.