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Very early (1867) Waltham Silver Hunter. P.S.Bartlett 11j model 1857

Very early (1867) Waltham Silver Hunter. P.S.Bartlett 11j model 1857

SKU: 366615376135191

Here we have a very early Waltham model 1857 manufactured in 1867 in a very nice coin silver case.

The movement, serial number 292866 comes from the very early years of production and has 11 jewels. It has a solid monometal balance and runs "Slow Train" @ 14400 bph (it ticks very slowly). Very soon watches were being made "quick train" and running 18000bph which gave greater timekeeping accuracy. This watch has been seviced, self starts when wound (no need to shake it)  and runs well, keeping time to a couple of minutes per day which isn't bad considering it's age.

The movement is key wound and key set and comes with the key.

The coin silver case is in lovely condition with no major dents or dings, the blank cartouch to the front is showing wear but is still visible. All the hinges are good and operate smoothly. All the covers snap closed tight and the button on the top of the pendant releases the front cover when pressed.

The dial appears unmarked with good crisp Roman Numerals. The hands are unfortunately not a matching pair but are in good condition, the crystal clear and unmarked.

A really nice example of early American watch making and very collectable.


    Stock Item 1868a


    I will refund in full if upon receipy this watch is found to differ from the description. Please view the photos carefully as they are an important part of the description. Returns in original packaging at buyers expense.


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    I ship to the USA at £25.

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  • To set the time on this watch

    This watch is key wound and key set. To set time, open front cover and lift the bezel. The post that the hands are mounted on has a square on the end, fit the key on this and turn clockwise (never turn backwards as this could damage the watch). A certain amount of patience is required as this can be quite a fiddly operation. To wind the watch, open the rear cover and place key in visible hole.

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