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Waltham Crystal Plate Watches

Nigel Harrison

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Hello,

I am struggling to find much of any Waltham crystal plate watch photos on forums or internet, specificaly the model 1872. Can anyone post any pictures of these watches, in particular the dial that you would find on a Model 1872 Crystal Plate. Even Sothebys looks to have removed those specific photos from past auctions. I know they a raritys but usually that makes them more photographed :)
 

ben_hutcherson

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NAWCC bulletin nos. 304 and 322. I'm pretty sure there is at least one other issue that discusses these watches.
 

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Both those links are to 4 size watches. The 1872's differ in having a seconds bit and, of course, being larger.

---- After looking at articles ----

I believe the lengthy article by Gerrit Nijssen and Carl Goetz in Bulletin issue 343 starting on page 172 will provide pretty much any information one might want on the Waltham Crystal Plate watches.

It contains charts and pictures of all the movement types as well as all the known dial designs.

Here is the link to the article, but you have to be logged on as a member with the blue button to view it: http://nawcc.org/images/stories/2000/articles/2003/343/343_172.pdf
 
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ben_hutcherson

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Tom,

Thanks for the link. I was thinking of that article when I posted earlier, but couldn't locate it.
 

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