Waltham Maximus best early ww?

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  1. artbissell

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    Couple functional examples. Man watch has early serial number but seems to be in original case. artbissell

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    CORRECTION. One here is not a Maximus. Was there ever a Waltham Maximus? artb IMG_3085xx.jpg
     
  3. PapaLouies

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    Hi Art,
    I've never seen a 3/0 Maximus, but Waltham did make a 3/0 Riverside, 21 Jewel with Gold center wheel.
    This watch may be 19 Jewels because the pallet is not capped up and I don't think it has a Jeweled Main Wheel, although I've not taken it down to check.
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    Pleased to see your 21j high grade one which is same basically as the Opera 19j Maximus pw. and on the older 1915 catalog page as an older simpeler 17j...artb
     
  5. Jerry Treiman

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    I'm not sure at all what you mean by this. Can you clarify what you are asking?
     
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    #6 artbissell, Jan 2, 2019
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    Good question. From carelessly scanned old photos I thought I had an original Maximus movement Waltham ww. that is actually marked only as a Diamond. Thus the too brief question if Waltham ever used a Diamond Maximus in their early ww as they did with the Opera? artb
     
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    I do not have one but I have seen a Waltham Maximus wrist watch. As far as I could tell it was original and not a converted pocket watch. I tried to buy it but failed.
     
  8. Jerry Treiman

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    I have seen photos of quite a few Diamond-Maximus cased as wristwatches. Many of these are in Dennison cases.
     
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    Appreciate knowing of a scarce Waltham ww combination. What is a Dennison case? artb
     
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    Seems like a Denison case would be for a British Waltham ww ?
     
  11. Jerry Treiman

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    .. apologies for not answering sooner.
    Yes, Aaron Dennison ended up manufacturing cases in England. A great many of the Waltham movements sent over to England were cased in Dennison cases.
     
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    Yes, Waltham did in fact make a size 3/0s and size 0s 19 jewel Riverside Maximus.
     
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    #13 Samie Smith, Jan 24, 2019
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    Here is another 3/0 size 21 jewel riverside one of my favorite small movements..

    These have no cap jewels on the pallet fork but has a jeweled mainspring barrel to get the 21 jewel count.

    This one has a wadsworth nickel case.

    i need to clean this one up and change the crown and band still a nice watch though.

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  14. PapaLouies

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    Hi Samie,
    Have you had the watch down to be certain it has a JEWELED MAIN WHEEL?
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    Yes i have just a couple of weeks ago i serviced the movement and it does have a jeweled barrel.
     

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