Information on American made Waltham Jump Hour

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  1. Shawn Moulder

    Shawn Moulder Registered User

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    Does anyone have any information or advertisement that shows the Waltham jump hour wrist watch. The only information I can find out about my watch is the year of production, grade and model. I know that my Waltham jump hour watch came in yellow gold filled and white gold filled. Thanks

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  2. Shawn Moulder

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    Still no information!?
     
  3. Adam Harris

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    What additional info are you looking for?
    Have you checked with NAWCC library, I think they may have a copy of such Waltham adverts
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  4. Shawn Moulder

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    I would like to see an advertisement with this watch in it. I would also like to know what kind of price the watch sold for in the year the watch was released.
     
  5. Adam Harris

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    OK based on serial number your watch is from 1930.
    1931 started at 27.3m
    That ties up exactly with what I would have expected.

    The first "jump watch" correct term Heures Sautantes, was patented by Pessaux in 1924. Here is mine, currently on display at NAWCC.
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    I will see if I have any WALTHAM adverts

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    Great thread! A couple of points of discussion.

    1. I think the Jump hour was invented in the 1880's Could be wrong. But pretty sure Pallweber invented it was earlier.
    2. I lightly and good heartedly take exception to the "proper term" for "jump hour". I like "Jump hour". I like "dust cover" instead of "cuvette" I like dial instead of cadran and I like "open face" instead of "Lepinfe". But maybe that's just me!

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  7. Adam Harris

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    Hi Jeff
    No you are not incorrect, Paulwebber holds the patent 1884 for pocket watches.
    Peseux holds the patent for wristwatches. I can post that 1924 patent if you would like.
    Actually I have both Paulwebber and Pesaux patent

    Sorry you don't like the proper names, but Horology is a French language, and I personally like to use the correct terms or at least both.

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  8. michael-35

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    Hi, Adam
    may I ask you if the Peseux movement has flat or Breguet hairspring?

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  9. JTD

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    So I guess that would be Pallweber and Peseux then?

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  10. michael-35

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    If I'm correct the Peseux patent is for a shaped movement and a barrel which works with 1st gear and minute wheel too. The Pallweber patent was bought in 20s by Corterbert which started to do wristwatches with both hour and minute jump system. Before this, digital watches had classical minute hand or continuating rotatint disc.
     

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