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MyrridinEmrys

My Christmas treat...to myself.

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Treated myself this Christmas to this beauty. It's a Waltham 18s, lever set, 11j, Wm. Ellery Grade, 1877 model - Ser No puts it as produced Jan - March 1880.

Case has some wear and a couple of dings and there's some damge to the hinge but can't expect perfection on a watch this old!

Runs fairly well if on the slowish side - strip down and service in New Year methinks!

I love the detail in the engraving on these old watches considering it's hidden most of the time. Makes one wonder why they did it?

Anyhow, Merry Christmas to everyone and I hope you get decent treats on the day.

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Always liked these Walthams... Very nice. May I ask what approximate price range does something like this go for ? Also what is the name of this type of movement ? It seems to be something between verge fusee and the "normal" watch movement...

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1 hour ago, gimli said:

Always liked these Walthams... Very nice. May I ask what approximate price range does something like this go for ? Also what is the name of this type of movement ? It seems to be something between verge fusee and the "normal" watch movement...

Prices vary dependant on age, function, case type and materials used, decorative value, grade, etc - manufacturer has an impact on price as well - better known brands such as Waltham, Elgin etc fetch a better price - generic swiss movements less so I find.

I won this particular watch on Ebay for just 76 British pounds but there was little competition - it could have gone for more if there had been more interested parties - I set my limit at £120 and used a sniping tool to bid at the last moment.

The movement is full plate with a mechanism not far removed from a modern watch although the pallet arrangement is somewhat crude in comparison to present day movements.

Here is an example of the inner workings on a similar movement: 

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