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01-18-2012, 12:22 AM
I just recently aquired a 17 jewel 12 size waltham royal grade watch also marked maximus.I was not aware waltham made any such watch and had thought someone had mix matched and replaced a part of this watch. But when I checked the waltham data base using serial number 22141271 it says 17 jewel royal grade and the bridge with the serial number is also marked maximus. Is this something I'm not familliar with or could this be a factory glitch? Any info would be aprreciated. Thanks, J.B.
01-18-2012, 12:49 AM
This certainly sounds unusual. Can you post some photos?
01-18-2012, 08:40 AM
I have tried but so far I can't get themm to upload!
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01-18-2012, 12:19 PM
I apologize, this being my first try at this.but I can't find a way to edit or add photos to this post!
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01-18-2012, 08:48 PM
01-18-2012, 10:33 PM
Well, it certainly does look like a factory error. Other than the word "Maximus" the finish of this watch seems in every other way to be consistent with the Royal grade.
It also may have been the product of a factory employee just fooling around on his own watch.
01-19-2012, 09:10 AM
Thans for the patience and the oppinions! It has definitely been helpful. Reguards J.B.
01-20-2012, 05:24 PM
I repaired a 16S, 23-jewel Vanguard no to long ago that had the plate holding the mainspring with a different serial number stamped on the underside different from the rest of the watch. I thought it odd that one of the three screws that held this plate on was missing, but that was because the holes of this replaced bridge piece did not line up with the holes in the bottom plate. Could this be similar in your situation?
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01-22-2012, 06:44 AM
The records show this as a 17 jewel Royal grade. The engraving Maximus looks factory. Due to the fact that the serial number and Maximus are on the same plate I think a factory error but disassembly would be necessary to make sure all parts match.
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