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Civil War Waltham?

MikeB

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Hi -

I just acquired Waltham William Ellery Key Wind SN# 235,198. "The Book" shows the year of production to be 1865.

The Civil War ended in April, I think. Does anyone know what month in 1865 my watch might have been produced? Can it correctly be called a "Civil War" era Waltham?

Thanks -- Mike.


[This message has been edited by MikeB (edited 11-09-2001).]
 

MikeB

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Hi -

I just acquired Waltham William Ellery Key Wind SN# 235,198. "The Book" shows the year of production to be 1865.

The Civil War ended in April, I think. Does anyone know what month in 1865 my watch might have been produced? Can it correctly be called a "Civil War" era Waltham?

Thanks -- Mike.


[This message has been edited by MikeB (edited 11-09-2001).]
 

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July-Aug. 1866-from the factory hand written records!

Jon

PS There are three "types" of Civil War Watches:

1) made during the civil war and used by soldiers

2) made during the Civil War and not used in the war or sold after the war ended

3) Bonefide CW watches, either inscribed and/or docummented as truly being used in the Civil War

PEOPLE GET SUCKED IN!

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MikeB

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Hi Jon,

Thanks for the info. I didn't buy it as a CW watch anyway - I just thought that it might be. Maybe I have a Civil War veteran's watch!

By the way, are copies of those Waltham handwritten records available anywhere? All I have is the Shugart serial number list.

Thanks again,
Mike.
 

ww123

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You might try googling Serial No. runs, that helped with identifying my Wm. Ellery.
 

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MikeB;41968 said:
Hi Jon,

Thanks for the info. I didn't buy it as a CW watch anyway - I just thought that it might be. Maybe I have a Civil War veteran's watch!

By the way, are copies of those Waltham handwritten records available anywhere? All I have is the Shugart serial number list.

Thanks again,
Mike.
Hi Mike:

Yes, the records are available online on the SN 1001 to 1.5M link accessable from the NAWCC Information Storage website. Once there, you'll have to blindly click on a few pages to get to serial number 235,198. Try the 3rd or 4th page from the left in the 5th row.
 

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