Guys I don't know if it's me or I'm just unlucky but I can't remember when I took a watch apart and didn't end up on my knees for some reason or the other. Medicine has got me to shaking pretty bad at times but I did find a way to help locate the dropped BRASS parts that was mentioned earlier. I...
Your watch is a Nickel Damaskeened full plate hunter style Model 8 Grade 83 with 15 jewels. There were 21,100 of these made and your watch was made in app. 1893.
It's a medium grade watch I would guess since it is not marked "adjusted".
I found a couple more Waltham '83 CPR watches to add to the list of known serial numbers. I went to put them into the discussion section so the table could be updated and there is no reply button at the bottom of the last post. Therefore I have no way to let Kent or, whoever does the editing...
Thanks Tom. I tried that and thought everything was going good but when I put the plates together it tightens up. I think my 4th wheel is binding ever so slightly on the shoulder that the minute hand pinion is on. Will let you know.
I don't see anything wrong with your profession that would not allow you to carry this watch. You have protective clothing fighting fires and you will not hurt it doing your mechanic work if kept in your watch pocket on you trousers.
You need to remember that the winding stem will also need to be special made cause the extra thickness of the adapter will make it too short to wind your watch. Good luck and please post some pictures if you do make the adapter and stem.