My Grandfather's 1926 Waltham
Watch hasn't been worn since the early 1960s
White 14k, jointed hangers, enameled bezel, 15 jewel .. A real joy to wear.
Closest I've been able to get to this watch print wise is 1930.
Thank you man .. my grandfather died when I was two so I don't think I have any memories of him. He owned his own pharmacy in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Bushwick. I have a clear idea of watch's value money wise but of course it's most valuable to me because of who wore it. I wear it every day and hopefully when my 12 y/o gets older he will too.
My grandparents 1931
This wristwatch model was released circa 1958. The cases were 14K rolled yellow gold-filled. The manual Elgin 713 caliber 21-jewel movement constituted the powerhouse. The splayed lugs on these watches set them apart.
My pictured specimen is just back from the watchmaker. I had a black leather strap affixed to it, not knowing how these watches were originally decked out. Does anyone know what strap was included from the factory?
My Fathers watch he purchased in 1960. He had given it to me some years ago and it had a missing set stem, cracked crystal and hadn’t been serviced ever. I just had it cleaned and serviced. I gave it back to him last weekend as a surprise.