Please Help Identify Swiss Made Waltham

Roland Ranfft

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Hi Krayer,

the movement is an Unitas 6431 or 6445. Which of both actually can't be
seen because the only difference is the barrel.

The movable stud carrier indicates a production after ca. 1960, an the
movement was still in production in the 70s. I fear a more accurate dating
is impossible.

Regards, Roland Ranfft
 

Kent

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The Swiss company, Waltham International SA, has the rights to market Waltham watches outside of the U.S. (and perhaps Canada) and it has continued existance. It is recognized as producing quality watches.

However, the company that made your Waltham is the one that owns the rights to the use of the Waltham watch name in the U.S. Their watches aren't as highly regarded.
 

RON in PA

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Pocket watches similar to the OP's are still available from dealers on the web. They have identical (pseudo railroad) dials except for the brand name and use the currently available ETA Unitas 6497 movements.
 

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OP's?
 

Larry Treiman

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I think that OP is short for "Original Poster", i.e., the person who started the thread. However, I could be wrong, as with anything pertaining to the internet and computers (OK, other stuff too!). I suppose it could also be a typo for OOPS!

Larry
 

Krayer

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I think that OP is short for "Original Poster", i.e., the person who started the thread.
Correct.

Thank you for the information, fellows. Y'all have given me a great starting point.

I was mainly concerned about if it would cost more to have the watch serviced than what's it worth. It has absolutely no sentimental value. I might purchase some tools and do a little tinkering myself given that the watch appears to be fairly common.
 
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You could easily spend a 100 or more on a service.But if you would like to get into watch repairs, cleaning and oiling start, then this watch would not be so bad to learn on.
 

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