Waltham sales demonstraters

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    #1 artbissell, Feb 22, 2018
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    Here are 2 for 18 size Models 83 and 92. Both not used much and serviced once. Does anyone know if these were special orders, or free to certain dealers? 4 to 12 million serial numbers indicate many made for many years. artbissell

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    Photos added to better show the substantial solid wood box and case that allows easy removal of movement from its enclosure.. Art

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    i've always considered travel timepieces, not sales demonstrators
    have you seen advertisement for either?

    and like other items, subject to 'marriage' of box, holder, movement. have seen bare holders used for movement holders, typical 'tell' are the bosses on exterior of center ring for wire attachment/ box swivel
     
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    #4 artbissell, Feb 23, 2018
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    My tentative description for purposed use based on advice by a couple Waltham history experts. Any comments from anyone appreciated. As an impulsive superficial collector my main reason for posting is learning about the item as well confirming it could be a good choice. Art
     
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    Perhaps these boxes were mostly bought by dealers to be used in any manner? I have a lot of catalog info but none were advertised. Art
     

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