The dial on this watch is in average condition with a repair on the 11. The screw-on bezel has a plastic crystal that is like new. Eaves wasnt sure if he received the watch from his mother or aunt. Rhona and Rhoda represented Canada in the 1948 winter Olympics in the downhill events. A." serial #26849xxx is housed in a near mint case with a very nice small spiral pattern and a clear cartouche without initials. On the inside cover reads: Nickel Silver, Illinoiswatch case co #0348771. As with all New York Standard watches it is difficult to date but it appears to be Ca. USA 11 jewel pocket watch in great running condition. Case back has a few dents and scratches and the middle ring has a bit of brass showing in spots, mainly on the bottom.
Stem Wound and Lever Set, Eleven Jeweled, Gilded Movement which is running strong and keeping great time. Serial # 1691235 dates this watch back to approx 1884. I am not an appraiser, please keep that in mind if you contact me for information or value of your time piece. The watch face has a recessed second dial at the 6 position. For more information follow this link: Case is somewhat worn, especially the main case perimeter which has plate missing, but it still looks good overall and has a great dial. Unique mint single sunk dial signed "Waltham " with embossed flower design in centre of dial, gold Arabic numerals, very nice matching blued steel hands and a mint thick clear beveled glass crystal. On the dial of the watch below the 12 is Caravelle. I have not been able to remove the back yet so I can't add the movement information. Hands and crystal- nice blued steel "moon" type hands and crystal is good with very minor scratches. The dial is plain white porcelain with gold dots at each second mark looks really sharp . Winding: Manual Metal: Gold filled Measurements: size 18s Caliber: Longines caliber 21.54 , 17 jewels Movement Sn: 2199455Working condition: Movement works fine and keeps good time. The dial is a gold colour and the name on it is Exposition with "Swiss" just below 6. On the inside of the back is stamped Granges W Co, Swiss. Case The case is in excellent condition without dings or dents. Dial and crystal The fancy face is cream with black Roman numerals into circles marking the hour. The dial is in excellent condition without hairlines or chips.The design is still visible in the case back, which shows little wear through, and the movement is running well, It's signed 'American Waltham Watch Co.' 'Safety Pinion' and is numbered 6381XXX, dating it to approx. It appears to be a model 83, 7 jewel and is stem wind/stem set. A decent looking and running Waltham This watch was purchased new and handed down through one family and then I purchased it. He received the watch from his father, but was unsure of the provenance of the watch prior to his father. Boss 20 year gold filled case Beautiful octagon shaped case with nickel seven jewel movement. It is double hinged with engraving around the winding holes. The case does have wear and some depressions on the back. The crown and the front bezel are in excellent condition. Movement The movement is running strong and keeps excellent time.Tom Mc Intyre talks about antique pocket watches, discussing key manufacturers, the mechanics behind the watches, the varying types, and the collecting hobby in general. Once you have armed your self with the information about your watch, you can go to the Information pages to determine the age of the watch. This identifies the watch as being made by the American Waltham Watch Co. So now in this example, you know you have a Waltham Riverside 18K gold hunting case pocket watch made in 1886.