Watch's origin: American
Number of jewels: 17
Type of Watch: Wrist
Lug Width: 16mm
Dimension: 34mm long by 28mm wide
So much could be written about one of the greatest watch houses the world has known — American Waltham Watch Company — that one could spend a lifetime cloistered like a monk, scribing all its accomplishments. Founded in 1851, the company later known as simply "Waltham" helped make timekeeping what it is today, and helped usher in the Industrial Revolution in the process. Waltham made pocket watches for both sides during the Civil War, beginning a wartime commitment that continued through two world wars and a hundred years. Waltham was arguably the first American manufacturer to jump into the newfangled "wristlet" market during WWI, providing troops with watches they could strap to their arms. These early wristlets evolved into the wristwatches we know today.
This example of Waltham's contribution to the wrist art of the Deco Era is a handsome men's enameled piece in a solid 14k white gold case. Measuring 34mm long by 28mm wide, the piece exhibits all of the attributes one seeks in a work of vintage wrist art. Its restored ice-cream dial is wonderful, with an outer minutes register and white gold Arabic numerals set within an enameled bezel. Blued steel hands and glass crystal are equally impressive.
Opening the back also reveals a fine, solid nickel ruby-jeweled movement that has been completely cleaned, oiled and timed. Markings read: "Waltham/17 Jewels/Adj. Temp/U.S.A./ Ruby and serial number, which indicates the watch was manufactured in 1928.
Fitted with a stunning black cordovan strap and offered in a period presentation box, this timepiece will shine for anyone looking for form, grace and function.