Waltham Gentleman’s Dress Watch of the Day Housed in Solid 14K Gold Case
Have a close look at this wonderfully preserved size 16 Waltham pocket watch. It’s hard to believe it’s 134 years old. True story! This stunning timekeeper left Waltham’s fabled factory in 1886, the same year Karl Benz patented the gas-powered automobile, Dr. John Pemberton invented Coca-Cola and President Cleveland dedicated the Statue of Liberty.
This Model 1872 Waltham Pocket Watch is one of just 200 made the year of its birth. Even a brief glance tells you it’s special. The ornately decorated “dress” dial reeks of class. The gold numerals, with gold five-minute markers on the outer minute track, speaks of the elegance born of a different age.
The Waltham’s 14k solid gold case – a luxury reserved for the well-heeled – is immaculate. Both the engine turned and hand engraving is nothing less than stunning in both its meticulous pattern and unblemished detail. The cartouche on the back of the case (where jewelers would engrave the owner’s initials) is unmarked, adding to the watches value and appeal.
There are few possessions a person can own that connect you so directly, so viscerally with America’s past as an American pocket watch. To own an example as fine as this one is to have the physical embodiment of our common quest for excellence. An object worthy of proud display.
All our treasured timepieces are completely disassembled, expertly cleaned and oiled (using the finest quality watch oil and gear grease) and adjusted for accuracy. Full one year warranty.
Waltham Gentleman’s Dress Watch
Manufacturer Location: Waltham, Massachusetts
Movement Serial Number: 2697836
Estimated Production Date: May 1886 – September 1886
Run Quantity: 200
Total Production: 9,040
Movement Configuration: Open face
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: 3/4 Plate