Waltham 567 1934 dial mystery

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  1. Roy Horrorlogic

    Roy Horrorlogic Registered User
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    I'm just starting to restore this little gold plated Waltham (as usual it has missing stem parts). When I removed the dial I discovered, formerly concealed by the bezel, some characters the like of which I haven't seen before on a Waltham (or anywhere else.) Does anyone have a suggestion about what they relate to
    The watch has a Keystone J.Boss case s/n 9856 6986 but no other markings. It's a Grade 567 "1898" 6/0 movement from 1934.
    Roy

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  2. richiec

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    Roy, it is the dial style, found it listed in the 1948 Waltham watch and clock material catalog on page 16, don't know what the F, 7/8 or DP mean after the style number.
     
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    Thanks! One always hopes for some marvellously rare variant...
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  4. 441victor

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    There are a few more clues in the dial section notes. The way I interpret it:
    658 = style number
    RF = raised figure
    7/8 = bezel opening is 7/8ths of the movement size
    OP = open faced movement
     
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