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Matching Serial Numbers? Last week, I posted a c.1918 Waltham Duo-Tone P.S. Bartlett that featured unusual gilt-damaskeened upper plates paired with a nickel pillar plate and balance cock. This spurred a discussion questioning whether the serial numbers on the individual parts would match. While evidence...
Pictured: “Our $1,000 Challenge” Burlington Watch Company Catalog, c.1911. The time-keeping challenge presented to the Elgin and Waltham factories by the Burlington Watch Company was not a novel concept, despite the company leveraging the prospect of an open competition. The original challenge was issued by...
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