Watch's origin: American
Number of jewels: 7
Manufacturer: American Waltham Watch Company
Type of Watch: Pocket
Lug Width: 6mm
No one can deny the honesty of Arts and Crafts or the inventiveness and sexy bravado of the Deco era. However, when it comes to out-and-out "panache" it is hard to beat the brilliance of the Victorian era. Florishes, scrollwork, a love of classicism and flair — all are endearing characteristics of "the Heroic Era."
Take a moment to admire this triumph of American watchmaking: Not only is its case brilliantly engine-turned, it is fitted with a solid nickel mechanical movement that is as intricate and impressive as you’ll find. The beating heart of this treasure -- a high-grade American Waltham Watch Company movement – was manufactured and hand-assembled in 1905, during a time when many rode to work on horseback. Nevertheless, this 7 ruby jeweled movement is running strong – a hundred years later.
Among the American watch houses, the American Waltham Watch Company, or "Waltham," has one of the longest and most vivid histories. Founded in 1851 in Roxbury, Mass., the company supplied many of the watches carried during the Civil and Indian Wars of the 1870s, and along the Eastern Seaboard. They were the first to successfully manufacture watches using an assembly-line process and are credited with contributing to the Industrial Revolution. Envied throughout Switzerland and Europe, American Waltham watches came to symbolize a great American Horological tradition.
We've taken time to clean, oil and calibrate this piece so that it keeps good, accurate time. Also, we’re pleased to offer this timepiece with a period Victorian slide chain with stones. Whether you're giving a gift to a loved one or buying a much deserved reward for yourself, this gorgeous timepiece will bring much pleasure!