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WNS-ATQ-1013 - Waltham - 14K Solid Gold - Wirelug - circa 1914 - Full Right Front View
Case: The hinged case is 14K solid yellow gold. It measures 30 mm in diameter, 40 mm lug to lug, 8 mm thick and the crown extends 5 mm from the case. The back of the case has very fancy engraved initials. It is marked on the inside 14K 585/1000 Fine, Roy, and the number 789083.
Dial: The dial is a pure original example of a baked enamel style featuring Arabic numerals. It is marked Waltham below the 12 o'clock position and has a 60 seconds track surrounding the edge of the dial. The hands are gun metal black. (There are a few hairlines present - see photos.)
The crystal is in perfect condition and raised 4 mm from the surface of the case bezel.
Movement: A beautifully decorated and high quality 15 jewel mechanical wind movement (recently oiled and cleaned and keeping time) that features gold-jewel settings and a micro-regulated balance. It is marked A.W.W. Co., Waltham, Mass. 15 Jewels and the serial number 19256970 (which dates this watch to 1914.)
Strap: A brand new High Quality 16 mm IW Genuine Pig Skin strap that is a tan color and sewn around the edges. It has a yellow gold toned buckle. It is specially designed for wire lug watches.
Comments: This is one of the first wristwatches produced. It was manufactured at a time when the pocket watch was the timepiece of choice. These wire lug wristwatches were really pocket watches with lugs. This one is from 1914 and is cased in solid 14K gold. It features a baked enamel dial and a very high quality 15 jewel movement. It even has an impressive dedication to T.M. Dow - From Mother - 12-25-17 (Christmas Day 1917.)
Item ID: WNS-ATQ-1013
American Waltham – Very Early Wristwatch - Genuine Wire Lug 14K Solid Gold Case - 15 Jewel Mechanical Movement – (Circa 1914)
WNS-ATQ-1013 - Waltham - 14K Solid Gold - Wirelug - circa 1914 - Movement View
WNS-ATQ-1013 - Waltham - 14K Solid Gold - Wirelug - circa 1914 - Side Case View
WNS-ATQ-1013 - Waltham - 14K Solid Gold - Wirelug - circa 1914 - Case Markings View
WNS-ATQ-1013 - Waltham - 14K Solid Gold - Wirelug - circa 1914 - Full Front View in the Strap
WNS-ATQ-1013 - Waltham - 14K Solid Gold - Wirelug - circa 1914 - Full Left Front View