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An item that has been used previously. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended. This item may be a floor model or store return that has been used. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections. See all condition definitions– opens in a new window or tab
|Seller Notes:||“Rank AB – This is an antique watch in working condition, amazing quality for a piece being over 100 years old. There is almost no discoloration on the exterior gold and the watch dial is very clean. Each serial number and reference hallmarks is clearly in view and the piece suffers no significant flaws other than the back inner casing (which covers the movement) coming open a bit easier than expected. That being said it still clips shut with ease and does not open on it's own, retaining a secure closure on both sides. Please review all images for accuracy.”|
|Water Resistance:||Not Water Resistant||Type:||Pocket Watch|
|Number of Jewels:||7 Jewels||Customized:||No|
|Country/Region of Manufacture:||United States||Vintage:||Yes|
|Case Color:||Yellow Gold||With Original Box/Packaging:||No|
|Case Material:||Gold Filled||Closure:||Full Hunter|
|Pocket Watch Size:||6||Display:||Analog|
|Dial Style:||Arabic Numerals||Brand:||Waltham WATCH Company|
Authentic Waltham Antique Pocket Watch 14k Gold Multi Dial AWW Mass Hunter VTG
Collecting Vintage Pocket Watches
An antique pocket watch is something other pieces of jewelry aren't: it is timeless. Pocket watches are the very epitome of elegance. They emanate quiet wealth and charm, and give their bearer distinction.
Pocket watches are individual timepieces that may around be carried in one single's pocket. They are strapless, and they sport traditionally displays that are analog. Though perhaps not always a current feature, silver pocket watches often have a hinged cover to protect the watch face. Fobs or pocket view chains are always current to secure the timepiece to a waistcoat, belt loop, or lapel. Most pocket that is antique also provide fasteners built to be put through buttonholes and worn in a waistcoat or jacket.
Kinds Of Pocket Watches
Pocket watches could be any one of two types. The type that is first open-faced watches, or hunter-cased, often known as Savonette. The second, and perchance the most type that is common includes a hinged front address that protects the crystal face of the view. Traditionally, the stem or pendant of a Savonette is scheduled at its twelve o'clock position. The hunter's stem, on the other side, is positioned during the three o'clock position.
Modern manufacturers of new pocket watches, nonetheless, aren't bound by tradition, regardless of the full cases they use. Sometimes, mechanism intended for modern wristwatches are being used in silver pocket watches nowadays. This is just a trend virtually unheard of using the old, classic silver pocket watches.
Pocket Watches on the Railway
The final half of the 19th century saw a rise in railroading, along with the usage of silver pocket watches. Old pocket watches became a requirement of all railroad employees, for the reason that is sole of train wrecks. After a massive train wreck in Kipton, Ohio in 1891, railroad officials established a precision standard for railroad pocket watches. In 1893, strict criteria for silver pocket watches were adapted in railroading.
Pocket Watches Today
In contemporary times, silver pocket watches have become collectors' products. a antique pocket watch is bound to bring in enthusiasts. Pocket watches have actually also quite a bit increased in value. Despite their faces that are plain railroad pocket watches are particularly appealing for the grade of their craftsmanship. There are also a few vintage pocket watches worthy of mention.
Today an Elgin pocket watch made 50 to 150 years ago can still be of practical use. These pocket watches are considered symbols of America's rise from an agricultural country to the powerful industrial country it is today. Waltham pocket watches were 1st antique gold pocket watches to be mass produced, with the notion of producing silver pocket watches at a price that is affordable.
Hamilton pocket watches are known for his or her precision. In reality, most of their watches became the standard for railroad pocket watches. By 1923, 53 percent of these production was solely specialized in the make of railroad pocket watches. Another antique pocket view worthy of mention are the very rare and much sought-after Verge pocket watches.
The pocket watch is a survivor. It survived the painful beginnings of the railroad system and is still used today, into the age and put of commercialism. Stunning, exquisite, and timeless, the pocket watch will soon be around for a long time, possibly even centuries, more.