Waltham 1883 PL

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  1. Rascal

    Rascal Registered User

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    My 1st pocket watch. Grade 84 in a sterling case with rose gold embellishment. I had never even thought about pocket watches until I saw this. It was love at first sight.

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  2. Greg Frauenhoff

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    Super cool, especially the dial!
     
  3. richiec

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    I will double what Greg just said, really nice dial.
     
  4. rrwatch4me

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    Beautiful watch! Congratulations. The dial and hands are outstanding. I love the 1883 Walthams!
     
  5. Rascal

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    Thanks for the nice words guys. I've collected a lot of nice jewelry and guns over the years but this watch has quickly become one of my favorite items I've ever collected. I have my eyes set on some other watches but I think this one will always be my favorite. There's just some things about the 1st of anything that make it special, not the least of which is the origin of this particular watch.
     
  6. richiec

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    Hopefully you can find a matching seconds hand, Rascal. I have never seen a dial like that on an 1883.
     
  7. Rascal

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    Finding the second hand isn't the hard part. Finding one that isn't attached to a movement is the hard part. :)
     
  8. richiec

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    True, true. Something will come up, I am sure.
     

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