21st October 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. 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.

W719 Waltham 1899-625 17J half hunter 1904 (2)

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

STOCK £375 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 Bruguet 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

Oxford Pocket Watches: W705 Waltham 1899-620 15J 1902 &emdash; 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 £330 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 Bruguet 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. W716f

W716. Waltham 1908-Traveler Half Hunter, 1927/8

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.

W716 Waltham 1908-Traveler half hunter 1927 (2)

The English made double backed case is a "Star" grade in 9 carat rolled gold by Dennison. It has been ultrasonically cleaned and has two good crystals, the primary being mineral glass.

BRACKLEY £315 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.

Oxford Pocket Watches: W667 Waltham 1908-Traveler 9J 1925 &emdash; W667 Waltham 1908-Traver 9J 1925 (3)


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.

BRACKLEY £275 More pictures in 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.

STOCK £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.

STOCK £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. W704

W704. Waltham 1908-620, 15J half hunter,1912.

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 1912.

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

W704 Waltham 1908-620 15J half hunter 1912


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

620

The premium "Sun" grade case is English made by Dennison in 14 carat Filled Gold and also has the "fish" mark of the American Waltham Watch Co. It has been ultrasonically cleaned and has 2 new crystals.

SOLD More pictures on Zenfolio.


Size 16 - Waltham models 1908, 1899 & 1888 including Traveler, 610-630, PSB & Royal Grades. W680f

W680 Waltham 1888-Royal,15J, 1891/2

A size 16, split plate movement with 15 jewels, a Swiss lever escapement with Breguet sprung cut compensated balance with micro adjuster. Adjusted for temperature. Crown wound and set. The serial number dates it to 1891 or 1892 The dial is signed by Fattorini & Sons of Bradford.

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

Oxford Pocket Watches: W680 Waltham 1888-Royal for Fattorini 15J 1891 &emdash; W680 Waltham 1888 Roy for Fattorini 15J 1891 (6)


The Swiss double backed, triple hinged, case has Swiss Hallmarks for 0.935 silver. It has gold hinges and detailing. Ultrasonically cleaned and with a new mineral glass crystal from old stock.

More pictures on Zenfolio


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. W709f

W709. Waltham 1908-Traveler 1917/18.

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 1917 or possibly 1918.

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, 1917/18 and the makers mark of A.L. Dennison. 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. W708f

W708. Waltham 1908-610 half hunter 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.

The American made double backed case is in 20 year Filled Gold by the Illinois Watch Case Company. It has been ultrasonically cleaned and has two new crystals.

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. W715f

W715. Waltham 1899-Traveler Half Hunter, 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 1903 or 1904.

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

The English made double backed case has Birmingham Hallmarks for Sterling Silver, 904 and the mark of A.L. Dennison. It has been ultrasonically cleaned, the main crystal is mineral glass and appears to be new from old stock, the secondary is new.

SOLD More pictures on Zenfolio


Size 16 - Waltham models 1908, 1899 & 1888 including Traveler, 610-630, PSB & Royal Grades. W710f

W710. Waltham 1908-Equity, 1914.

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 1914. The "Equity" was a Traveler grade watch but with a Nickel finish and sold under the name of the Equity Watch Co of Boston. Many turn up with retailers names on the dial which was not the norm in the USA. They may well have been offered at a different price than the Traveler so the different branding would have reduced channel conflict.

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, 1914 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. W703f

W703. 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):

620

The brushed chrome finished "Emperor" snap-backed case is American, made by the Star Watch Case Company. It has been ultrasonically cleaned and has a new mineral glass crystal from old stock..

SOLD More pictures on Zenfolio.