18th December 2018 
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. W770f

W770. Waltham 1908-Royal, 17J Hunter, 1908.

A size 16, split plate movement with 17 jewels, a Swiss lever escapement, Breguet sprung cut compensated balance, adjusted for temperature and in 3 positions and with a micro adjuster. 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.

W770 Waltham 1908-Royal 17J Hunter 1908 (8)


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

Waltham adverts &emdash; Royal

The English double backed case is a "Sun" grade in 14 carat Filled Gold by Dennison. It has been ultrasonically cleaned and has a new crystal.

STOCK £440 More pictures on Zenfolio.




Size 16 - Waltham models 1908, 1899 & 1888 including Traveler, 610-630, PSB & Royal Grades. W762f

W762. Waltham 1908-Royal, 17J, 1918/19.

A size 16, split plate movement with 17 jewels, a Swiss lever escapement, Breguet sprung cut compensated balance, adjusted for temperature and in 3 positions and with a micro adjuster. Crown wound and set and with a triple sunk dial. The serial number dates it to 1918 or 1919.

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

W762 Waltham 1908-Royal 17J 1918-19 (10)

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

Oxford Pocket Watches: Waltham adverts &emdash; Royal

The English double backed, triple hinged case has Birmingham hallmarks for Sterling Silver 1918/19 and the makers mark of A.L. Dennison. It has been ultrasonically cleaned and has a new crystal.

STOCK £375 More pictures on Zenfolio.


Size 16 - Waltham models 1908, 1899 & 1888 including Traveler, 610-630, PSB & Royal Grades. W754f

W754. Waltham 1899-630 own label for Dillon, 17J, 1902.

A size 16, split plate movement with 17 jewels, a Swiss lever escapement, Breguet sprung cut compensated balance, adjusted for temperature and with micro adjuster. Crown wound and set. The serial number dates it to 1902. The watch is a special order for jewellers Harry A Dillon of Gloversville New York with their name on the movement. There is some more information about own label walthams in my blog post "Waltham own label movements".

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

W754 Waltham 1899-630 own label for Dillon

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

W754 Waltham 1899-630 own label for Dillon 15J 1902 (7)

The high grade American double backed, triple hinged case is in Filled gold by Fahys and marked "Guaranteed to wear permanently". It has been ultrasonically cleaned and appears to have a new mineral glass crystal.

STOCK £365 More pictures on Zenfolio.


Size 16 - Waltham models 1908, 1899 & 1888 including Traveler, 610-630, PSB & Royal Grades. W766

W766. Waltham 1908-PSB, 17J, 1918.

A high grade 1908 P.S. Bartlett 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 1918.

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

W766 Waltham 1908-PSB 17J 1918 (13)


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

PSB


The double backed, triple hinged, case is a "Moon" grade in 10 carat filled gold by A.L. Dennison. It has been ultrasonically cleaned and has a new crystal.

STOCK £365 More pictures in Zenfolio


Size 16 - Waltham models 1908, 1899 & 1888 including Traveler, 610-630, PSB & Royal Grades. W776f

W776. Waltham 1908-625, 17J, 1919.

A size 16, split plate movement with 15 jewels, a Swiss lever escapement, cut compensated balance and Breguet Spring with micro adjuster. Crown wound and set. The serial number dates it to 1917 or 1918.

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

W776 Waltham 1908-625, 17J, 1919 (7)


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

Waltham adverts &emdash; 625


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

STOCK £300 More pictures on Zenfolio.


Size 16 - Waltham models 1908, 1899 & 1888 including Traveler, 610-630, PSB & Royal Grades. W784f

W784. Waltham 1899-Traveler, 7J Hunter, 1907.

A size 16, split plate movement with 7 jewels, it has a Swiss lever escapement with a Breguet sprung cut compensated balance. Crown wound and set. The serial number dates it to 1907.

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

W784 Waltham 1899-Traveler, 7J Hunter, 1907 (11)


The English made double backed case is a "STAR" grade in rolled gold by Dennison. It has been ultrasonically cleaned and has a new crystal.

It is in final test and should be available from the 4th December. £300 More pictures on Zenfolio.


Size 16 - Waltham models 1908, 1899 & 1888 including Traveler, 610-630, PSB & Royal Grades. W782f

W782. Waltham 1899-620, 15J, 1905.

A size 16, split plate movement with 15 jewels, a Swiss lever escapement with a Breguet sprung, cut compensated balance and micro adjuster. Crown wound and set. The serial number dates it to 1905.

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

W782 Waltham 1899-620 15J 1905 (7)


The English double backed, triple hinged case had Birmingham hallmarks for Sterling Silver, 1906 and the mark of A.L. Dennison. It has been ultrasonically cleaned and has a new crystal.

STOCK. £290 More pictures on Zenfolio.


Size 16 - Waltham models 1908, 1899 & 1888 including Traveler, 610-630, PSB & Royal Grades. W777f

W777. Waltham 1908-620, 15J, 1917.

A size 16, split plate movement with 15 jewels, a Swiss lever escapement, cut compensated balance and Breguet Spring with micro adjuster. Crown wound and set. The serial number dates it to 1917 or 1918.

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

W777 Waltham1908-620, 15J, 1917 (7)


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

Waltham adverts &emdash; 620


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

STOCK £290 More pictures on Zenfolio.


Size 16 - Waltham models 1908, 1899 & 1888 including Traveler, 610-630, PSB & Royal Grades. W785f

W785. Waltham 1888-20, 7J, 1895.

A size 16, split plate movement with 7 jewels, a Swiss lever escapement with a Breguet sprung, cut compensated balance . Crown wound and set. The serial number dates it to 1895.

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

W785 Waltham 1888-20, 7J, 1895 (10)


The premium American made case is by the Crescent Watch Case Co in 20 year Filled Gold, it has been ultrasonically tested and has a new mineral glass crystal from old stock..

It is in final test and should be available from the 16th December. £290 More pictures on Zenfolio


Size 16 - Waltham models 1908, 1899 & 1888 including Traveler, 610-630, PSB & Royal Grades. W747f

W747. Waltham 1908-1609 Premier 9J, 1942/3

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

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

 W747 Waltham 1908-1609 Premier 9J 1942  (11)

The American made screw backed case is by the Keystone watchcase company in "Silveroid" nickel alloy and is marked "Genuine Imitation Silver". It has been ultrasonically clean and has a new crystal.

STOCK £280 More pictures on Zenfolio.


Size 16 - Waltham models 1908, 1899 & 1888 including Traveler, 610-630, PSB & Royal Grades. W775f

W775. Waltham 1899-610, 9J, 1907.

A size 16, split plate movement originally with 7 jewels it has jewels added for the escape wheel. It has a Swiss lever escapement with a Breguet sprung cut compensated balance. Crown wound and set with an oversized dial to match the case. The serial number dates it to 1907.

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

W775 Waltham 1899-610 9J 1907 (5)


The unsigned screw backed oversized case is probably a nickel Alloy similar to "Silveriod" and "Silverode". The case is about the same size as for a Size 18 movement at 2.25" / 5.7 cm in diameter excluding the pendant etc. and it is 9.7" / 1.8 cm thick. It has been ultrasonically cleaned and has a new crystal.

STOCK £250 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. 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. W772f

W773. Waltham 1899-620 for Schierwater & Lloyd, 15J, 1901.

A size 16, split plate movement with 15 jewels, a Swiss lever escapement, cut compensated balance and Breguet Spring with micro adjuster. Crown wound and set. The serial number dates it to 1901. Signed on the dial by Schierwater & Lloyd of Liverpool.

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

The english double backed case has Birmingham hall marks for Sterling silver, 1901. It is by Dennison but has the sponsors mark of A. Bedford, manager of Waltham's London Office. 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. W771f

W771. Waltham 1908-625, 17J, 9K Gold, 1917/23.

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 with 2 piece triple sunk dial. The serial number dates it to 1917.

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):

Waltham adverts &emdash; 625

The English made "Swing Ring" case has Birmingham hallmarks for 9 carat solid gold, 1923 and the mark of A.L. Dennison. It has a pure nickel snap on dust cover. 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. W774f

W774. Waltham 1888-Royal for Fattorini, 15J, 1891.

A size 16, split plate movement signed by Fattorini or Bradford. It has 15 jewels, a Swiss lever escapement with a Breguet sprung, cut compensated balance and micro adjuster. Crown wound and set. The serial number dates it to 1891 or 1892.

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

The Swiss made double backed, triple hinged case has Swiss hallmarks for 935 silver and gold hinges. 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. W783f

W783. Waltham 1899-620, 15J, 1904/5

A size 16, split plate movement with 15 jewels, a Swiss lever escapement with a Breguet sprung, cut compensated balance and micro adjuster. Crown wound and set. The serial number dates it to 1904 or 1905.

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

The case is in 14 carat filled gold but does not have a makers mark, I suspect it is by Dennison as the wording, font and layout of the warranty is identical to that on a Dennison of the period except that is has a 20 year warranty whereas 14K Dennison cases of the period normally were 25 year.

SOLD More pictures on Zenfolio.


Size 16 - Waltham models 1908, 1899 & 1888 including Traveler, 610-630, PSB & Royal Grades. W779F

W779. Waltham 1908-Marquise, 15J Hunter, 1913.

A size 16, split plate movement with 15 jewels, a Swiss lever escapement and a Bruguet sprung cut compensated balance. Crown wound and set. The serial number dates it to 1913.

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

The English double backed case is a Dennison "STAR" grade in Rolled Gold. It has been ultrasonically cleaned and has an excellent mineral glass crystal.

SOLD More pictures on Zenfolio.