Posted 8 years ago
Hi All! I found this pocket watch when I stopped at a thrift store tonight. I bought it immediately, not caring if it worked or not. This is the biggest pocket watch in my collection, no doubt. And much more weighty than I'm used to, as well.
The front of the watch reads: "American Waltham Watch Co."
I know there's a lot of info out there on this company, but since I don't know where to start looking, I thought I would defer to the experts here on CW. :) Anything you could tell me about this particular watch, or if you could direct me to a particular web page about it: MUCH appreciated!
I haven't opened the watch up. I'm not sure how. In pic 3, there is a groove just under the stem and above the crystal. Do I just gently pry it open there?
The fob thingie....(I'm sorry, Idon't know which part is the fob, is it the chain itself or the ornament that's in pic 4?) Anyway, I'm curious to know what kind of symbol that is on the ornament. Not sure what the chain is made of. It does have a marking, but I can't read it and attempts to photograph it were big fails, lol. Looks like 1/ (and I can't make it out. 1/10 or 1.40?)
Thanks for looking at my latest acquisition! :)
PS -----> It WORKS! Hehe! WOOT!