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  1. DTSPatrick

    Please Show the Most Recent Addition to Your Collection

    Maybe. I’ll keep the Riverside around and see if the Maximus fancy dial/hands grow on me more. I do like keeping the watch as original and period correct as I can.
  2. DTSPatrick

    Please Show the Most Recent Addition to Your Collection

    Actually the Maximus movement (20165512) is earlier than the Riverside/case (20189803). Maybe this dial is found on earlier movements too.
  3. DTSPatrick

    Please Show the Most Recent Addition to Your Collection

    My new addition looks a bit like 2 additions. I just added the above left Maximus A which is about to takeover the case of the bottom right Riverside A in a beautiful 14k Waltham case. Love the Colonial A size — great heft and feel in a compact size. The dial on this Maximus has a very...
  4. DTSPatrick

    18k?? hallmark

    Spotted this old Waltham from the overseas market. Case says “18k” and is beautiful; but not sure if it’s real or not. Anybody have any knowledge of this hallmark? No other hallmarks. Is that staining from being acid tested?
  5. DTSPatrick

    Please Show the Most Recent Addition to Your Collection

    As I mentioned in an earlier thread, a recent death in the family has led to lots of digging in old boxes. I found an Eagle Scout award/medal, a Navy officer’s sword, and something I was really looking for — my grandfather’s pocket watch from Packard. My grandfather lived to the age of 96 after...
  6. DTSPatrick

    Hamilton 917 stem question

    Thanks. I figured that was the case. I’m not sure how long it’s been sitting in a drawer — I’ll take it to my local watchmaker for a C.O.A.
  7. DTSPatrick

    Hamilton 917 stem question

    As I mentioned in an earlier thread, a recent death in the family has led to lots of digging in old boxes. I found an Eagle Scout award/medal, a Navy officer’s sword, and something I was really looking for — my grandfather’s pocket watch from Packard. My grandfather lived to the age of 96 after...
  8. DTSPatrick

    Waltham Colonial A

    Thanks Jerry. I found an amazing 14s "American Watch Co" black enamel dial -- not sure what model the dial came from as it's just the dial. Was hoping it could fit on an orphaned Maximus.
  9. DTSPatrick

    Waltham Colonial A

    Colonial A question: Will a "regular" 14s dial (dial feet positions are at approximately 19, 38.5, and 58.5 minutes) fit a 14s Colonial A movement?
  10. DTSPatrick

    NEEDED: an education on the Waltham model 1888

    With the bezel removed is there a space between the enamel and the case like the Riverside below? Do the 88 dials meet flush with the case on other grade movements?
  11. DTSPatrick

    NEEDED: an education on the Waltham model 1888

    All that text and exactly the same (odd the type spacing was changed between the 2 descriptions to make it look different)... except the $5 premium.
  12. DTSPatrick

    NEEDED: an education on the Waltham model 1888

    As a long-time watch fan, old and reemerging fan of vintage pocket watches (particularly Waltham high-grade), I need some help figuring out a particular reference: the Waltham model 1888. Here's where my education needs some help. I've seen TONS of model 1888 spanning many grades in all sorts...
  13. DTSPatrick

    Please Show the Most Recent Addition to Your Collection

    I’m not sure why Clint’s mailbox isn’t overflowing with new surprises — but, I looked again and found this really great 0s Waltham dial in my mailbox. My mail carrier thinks I paid a little too much for it... but, I couldn’t resist that unique black enamel dial. Now I need to find a nice...
  14. DTSPatrick

    How about posting your glass back salesman/display cases with movement.

    Love this thread. Keep the great pics/cases coming.
  15. DTSPatrick

    Waltham 18k hallmark

    Am I right to be suspicious of this hallmark? The Waltham is pretty standard and not suspicious; however, the 18k mark looks unlike any hallmark I’ve seen from Waltham. Has anybody seen a hallmark like this or is it a fake?
  16. DTSPatrick

    Waltham Maximus -- Correct Case?

    That’s a gorgeous set of movements. They look flawless. That keystone case is especially striking.
  17. DTSPatrick

    Waltham Maximus -- Correct Case?

    Love it. Couldn’t agree more.
  18. DTSPatrick

    Waltham Maximus -- Correct Case?

    Any other case suggestions? What about Roy cases? — I’ve seen several of them available.
  19. DTSPatrick

    Please Show the Most Recent Addition to Your Collection

    Ethan, thanks for the information and pictures of your beautiful watches. That platinum case is amazing! Sadly, the original case was probably smelted— but, it gives me a treasure hunt. Who doesn’t like to play hide-and-seek? :D I’m sure I’ll find a case in time. Or, maybe Vortic will make a...
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