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WatchfixerWhat makes the 1883 model Waltham that special enough to be here? I'm curious.
This would be the perfect place for someone to post a copy of the wonderful Chapter 149 full color poster of the Model 83s, if it could be permitted.To give a simple answer to this thread's basic question:
"Why do Walthams Mod 83 have a research thread?
Because Steven Mercer and others care enough to have created the thread and to contiune to add to it (from which the rest of us benefit). Without constant new additions, it would probably slip away into the distant past and be forgotten.
Watchfixer,The last photo, that plate feature that has balance wheel in own inset round "pool" what this called?
I would really like that and I wonder if glass with bezel can be used to screw onto back instead of the back cover on some case?
That's called a recessed balance. It 's done to make the watch a little thinner. Rockford, Seth Thomas and Gallet also made 18-size movements with recessed balances. There may be others as well.The last photo, that plate feature that has balance wheel in own inset round "pool" what this called?
There's also the often forgotten 17 size Elgin, which has a recessed balance. I didn't remember and make the connection until I had one come across my bench this week