Waltham Watch with Dennison Case Identification.

Tom hayward

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Hi guys, recently inherited a pocket watch and I’m curious about dating it. I’ve managed to find a decent bit of information for the watch itself but have hit a dead end when it comes to the casing.

So, I believe the watch to be an open faced Waltham Hillside produced between 1890-1894 in Massachusetts. The serial number for this is: 4428824

For the casing, I believe it to be a Sun model of a Dennison casing. I think it’s 14K yellow gold plated but know no more. The casing doesn’t match anything else I can find online and is stamped 862.

Any information or insight into my watches story would be highly appreciated. Thanks


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Tom hayward

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Hi mate,

Thanks for your help. Do you know anything about the ‘862’ on the casing? Every other case I’ve come across has the serial number in that location but mine seems to be missing a few digits?

Thanks
 

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It looks like the serial number to me.

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Tom hayward

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Hmm, out of curiosity, how would I go about dating the casing from this? Am I also wrong in thinking the lower the serial number, the older and or more valuable the piece may be? (Obviously, in theory, excluding condition etc). I wouldn’t ever rid of this watch but insurance might be an idea if it holds decent value.
 

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