This image exhibits the pillar plate jeweling on a Waltham Model 1857 Appleton, Tracy & Co. movement to contrast the 11-Jewel P.S. Bartlett that is only jeweled on the upper.
To contrast the recent posts related to the practice of faux jewel settings, this image represents true jewel settings on a Waltham Model 1857 Appleton, Tracy & Co. grade. A.
American Watch Company (Waltham) Grade P.S. Bartlett - 18-Size, Model 1857, 11 Jewels, c.1867, Serial No. 318825. One of the primary resources for identifying Waltham watches is a serial number.
Sales of Elgin’s 18-Size “Veritas Model” began to suffer in the 1910s as the market trended toward smaller watches. When the model was officially retired, existing inventory was sold to.
Following yesterday’s post comparing Elgin’s going barrel to the patent safety barrel, there were questions regarding the distinction between these designs and the motor barrel. Today, I will provide a.
Starting in 1898, new models introduced by the Elgin National Watch Company began featuring George Hunter’s patented safety barrel design, removing the necessity of a safety pinion on the center.