1860 Waltham is it correct

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  1. Dano4734

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    does it look correct? You guys know these much better than i. The case is marked J.F.
    I just got it. It needs a spring job but that’s about it

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  2. Dano4734

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    Serial number 35075
     
  3. Dano4734

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    I also thinking the J.F. Is for Joseph fayes ?
     
  4. Dano4734

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    Beautiful case
     
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    a bit
     
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    May I suggest that you pause for a moment or two before hitting the POST REPLY button to think if there's anything else you might want to add; or, maybe making use of the Edit function.
     
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    Lol couldn’t find the edit button but that reply was priceless lol
     
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    Its on the left end of the gray bar at the bottom of your posts. I believe that its only available for one hour after the post is posted.
     
  18. Dano4734

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    Geezer
     
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    So I looked it up https://pocketwatchdatabase.com/search/result/waltham/35075 and there are some other photos there which people have uploaded of similar model & grade watches. With a cursory glance I'd say the movement looks plausibly correct. The dial is plausible too. The case looks a bit young, although I don't see any other screw marks so it could be original.
     
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    Looks straight/correct to me. I've seen that dial on that S/N range watch more than once, and the polished spade hands also show up in that era. The case looks to be the typical "light" construction of an early 1860s case, although I'd hesitate to say absolutely 100% that it's original.
     
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    Thank you Ben looked good to me also from all the reading. I kinda paid up for it so I am very happy you agree.
     
  22. Dano4734

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    Buy you a beer if you can help me figure out who J.F. Is on the case. Just polished it up
     
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    These early Cottage Industry cases could have been made by any one of Hundreds of silversmiths of the time. A quick check in the silversmiths book shows,
    John Farr,
    John Fite
    John Foster
    Jeremiah Foster
    John Fries
     
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  24. Dano4734

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    Wow thank you Jim I didn’t realize that
     
  25. Dano4734

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    Could an average civil war soldier afford to carry a Waltham? Did the grand army supply and to the officers or did they have to buy their own
     

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