12s Waltham English PL

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  1. pmwas

    pmwas Registered User

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    A new find - a mid grade 15j. 1894 12s Waltham:

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    Made for an English retailer:

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    Will service and case it... in an American case easier to come by ;)
     
  2. musicguy

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    Nice dial!

    Will you patch(fix) the dial or leave it as is?


    Rob
     
  3. pmwas

    pmwas Registered User

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    #3 pmwas, Aug 8, 2019
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    Yes, the dial is the reason why I bought it, of course :)

    I will patch it... with simple enamel repair epoxy patch I use.
    The case (simple base metal) has only just arrived today and I had no time to unpack it.
    I will also need a pair of case screws - I should have Waltham case screws, but... where:???:?

    The movement has a good balance and probably just needs cleaning.
     
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    Nice. This retailer's watches come around occasionally - neither rare nor common. If I'm down in London sometime I'll try to check out what's at that address now. It's less than a mile from that other great Waltham address in London, Holborn Circus (where there is not so much as a little blue plaque on a wall to identify the location of the Waltham building.)
     
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    pmwas Registered User

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    I've not attended to the dial yet, but otherwise.. done.

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    A tad rusty but that cleaned up nicely :)

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    A mid grade watch with gilded and beveled center wheel.

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    Single roller, brass escape wheel.

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    Like I said - all clean now :)

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    Illinois Base Metal case from Dave :)

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    And there. Nothing very exciting, but nice :)
     
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    Oh, and... BTW - after all the work I’ve done on - mostly low grade - Swiss 19th Century watches it was so nice to assemble a Waltham once again. Very good watches, just very good.
     

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