|Size - diameter excluding winding crown:||30.5mm|
|Size - length including lugs:||38mm|
Reference in the book “American Wristwatches – Five decades of style and design” by Edward Faber and Stewart Unger on page 57.
Nice Waltham from the late 1920’s. The watch has a black enamel bezel with Arabic numerals forming the hour’s chapter. The dial has a subsidiary seconds chapter at 6 o’clock with also Arabic numerals. Please note that there is a small scratch on the crystal at 12 o’clock. The back case is in poor condition with the age of the watch. Inside the case is engraved “Waltham – Keystone watchcase – Nickeloid – Chromium 131436. On the movement comes “Waltham – 17 jewels – USA” The serial code of the movement is 26444257” which date the watch in 1928. The watch comes with a black leather strap.
Waltham was founded in 1885 in Massachusetts. The company decided the mass production of cheap watches as its strategy. Models for men began with the outbreak of World War I and brought booming business. The end of the war threw the company into a severe crisis. After making roughly 35 millions watches, in 1955, the end of the production in the US comes and the company closed definitely.
Movement with 17 jewels with the serial code 26444257.
Diameter excluding winding crown: 30.5mm
Length including lugs: 38mm