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    Default Waltham Model 1873-6

    I need the proper part numbers for the setting lever and setting lever spring on a Waltham Model 1873-6 pendant set and stem wind, SN 4230061 Seaside Grade 7 jewel. The watch runs well but is missing the setting parts. Another thing that puzzles me is the barrel/train bridge had to be taken off to get the watch out of the case as the stem screws into the winding bar tip which is under the bridge. Is it possible that this is not the proper stem and it was originally a two piece stem?enclosed are some pictures.
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    Default Re: Waltham Model 1873-6 (By: richiec)

    This was posted a long time ago, but I think it is interesting nevertheless. If the stem shown in the watch screws apart into two pieces and there is a flat on one side of the piece with the gear, then it is probably the original stem. To remove the watch from the case, a pin is placed in the hole in the middle of the 5 pointed star and it prevents the lower piece from turning which allows the upper piece of the stem to be screwed or unscrewed.

    This stem arrangement was also used on other watches up to 14 size.
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    Default Re: Waltham Model 1873-6 (By: Tom McIntyre)

    Gee, only 9 years later do I get the answer I needed. I have to look and see if I still have this one, doubt it though. thanks Tom, just in case I get another one.

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    Default Re: Waltham Model 1873-6 (By: richiec)

    Richie can we see a photo of the edge of the movement?
    While I have no Waltham in this serial number range, I feel a lot like the case and the stem are from a dollar watch, (those, I am quite recently familiar with)
    Good luck in figuring this out.
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    Default Re: Waltham Model 1873-6 (By: PWfanatik)

    PWfanatik, like I say, this thread started 9 years ago, don't think I have the watch anymore.

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    Default Re: Waltham Model 1873-6 (By: richiec)

    Opps!

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    Default Re: Waltham Model 1873-6 (By: PWfanatik)

    Quote Originally Posted by PWfanatik View Post
    Richie can we see a photo of the edge of the movement?
    While I have no Waltham in this serial number range, I feel a lot like the case and the stem are from a dollar watch, (those, I am quite recently familiar with)
    Good luck in figuring this out.
    Dave.
    If you look closely at Richie's original photo you can see the slot in the end of the stem. When the movement is assembled and in the case, one can insert a pin through the starred hole in the plate that will enter that slot and lock the piece from turning so that the stem/crown can be unscrewed from that piece, leaving it in the assembled movement. I can see the resemblance to a dollar watch assembly, but the similarity is only superficial.
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    Default Re: Waltham Model 1873-6 (By: Jerry Treiman)

    Now, if I only knew this 9 years ago, I might have kept the watch. Learn something new every decade.

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