The American Waltham Company was one of America''s earliest makers and the second largest after Elgin in terms of production. They held forth first in Roxbury and, in later years, Waltham, Massaschusetts. After many different owners, directors, and name changes they settled on "The American Waltham Watch Company, (later just Waltham).
This American Waltham pocket watch is in a large 18 size Silverode (nickel & copper amalagam) case, measuring 58mm in diameter by 85mm from the case bottom to the top of the bow, by 22mm thick. It has a fantastic fancy dial that features two butterflies in the center of an arcaded chapter ring. Although there is a hairline between the 12 and the 5 it is till a fantastic sight to behold. The case is in great condition and has that wonderful luster of an aged timepiece. You will notice that the stem goes in at the three o'clock position rather than at the 12. This is what we call a "Sidewinder". The movement which our watchmakers have performing beautifully, is a seven jewel, full plate, gilded ,movement circa 1893.
Once you hold it in your hand you know that this is definitely a hefty man's watch. Take a look at the dial and notice how nice it is even after 124 years. The large seconds bit is sunken and every second is delineated along its perimeter. The case is a "Swing-Out", screw bezel workhorse that will last for another 124 years, easy. All-in-all this is a very nice, very early, stem wind from a legendary company. It can be yours! Remember all of our timepieces come with a one year warranty so that you may buy with confidence.