Every so often a watch turns up that's in such exceptional condition that you realize that this is as close to new that you're going to get. It's almost like this all-original multi-gold Waltham was tossed in a drawer in 1920 and completely forgotten about as America returned home from the battlefields of France after World War I. Don't miss out on this superb example from another era.
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The American Waltham Watch Co traced its roots back to 1850 with three Massachusetts businessmen who had a new approach to the cottage industry of watchmaking - the novel concept of interchangeable parts. Their 16-size Model 99, launched in the year 1899, was the ideal platform for many of the factory's grades, since it was durable, efficiently simple, and easy to service. This 7-jewel pendant-set example is in exceptional condition and appears to be an entirely original combination with all of its factory parts present and correct, and was just given a thorough cleaning with a new alloy mainspring to power it through the next fifty years. The Arabic dial is snowy-white and flawless behind matching blued moon hands, but the best part is the green and yellow gold-filled case that is so crisp that it's hard to believe that it's a century old. The original crown is still sharp, the bow is tight, the crystal is glass, and the shield on the back is blank.
Manufacturer- American Waltham
Serial Number - 21849218
Watch Size - 16
Watch Model - 99
Watch Grade - 610
Jewel Count - 7
Winding/Setting - Stem/Pendant
Production Year - Around 1918
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