Posted 4 years ago
I have no history (personal) to this item, other than it was my father's. He passed in 1983 and it has been in my mother's safe ever since.
This runs perfectly and only has a few scratches on the outside.
This is a size 8 ladies' watch, but my father's name was engraved in it. Again, he passed in 1983, so I know nothing about it. It is a BEAUTIFUL watch, so I think I now have a new hobby.
Inside of case is stamped "B.W.C. Co Warranted 14K 178387"
The inside mechanism is stamped "1742001 - Am Watch Co. Royal Waltham, MASS."
It appears to be a "Rose gold." (Case is copper in color and mechanisms are gold)
According to the NAWA database at : http://www.nawcc-info.org/walthamdb/LookupSN.asp This is the additional information on the watch.
Start: 4/1/1882 End: 5/31/1882
First: 1742001 Last: 1742500
Model: 1873 Name: Royal
Material: A Grade: Royal, Amn W.Co.
Size: 8 Size: 8
Plate: Ladies Plate: 3/4
Jewelling: Plain Jewels: 7
Balance: Ex Bal: 0
Any further information someone might have on this watch, would be appreciated! Does anyone own this model? If so, what do your engravings look like on the case. Were the cases one of a kind? Or were there multiples made of each case? Informatoin as to the accuracy of the info I have alread is appreciated too!