Dating my waltham watch
It is this history that enthrals me and also my love for watches generally along with the whole sense of history.
There are many great pocket watch makers including Waltham. I just like their designs and styles and most importantly the quality.
a Micometric Regulator regulates the speed plus or minus of the watch in very minute adjustments.
It allows a watch maker to adjust a watch more precisely.
However it is important to note that with Elgin Pocket Watches, it may not necessarily be the original case.
Back in the day, when watches were being made, the watch makers only made the actual movements.
In addition to that there are really no records available that can be called upon to show that a particular movement, matched a particular case.
When pocket watches first came into being, the reality was that very few people could actually afford them.
I have created a crude animation to show you how the lever moves.The National Elgin Watch Company was set up in the city of Elgin, Illinois in 1864.The state contributed a 35 acre site and ,000 to be used for stock and materials.They went on to be nick named the “seven stars.” I can imagine that Waltham called them something else.This would have been a serious blow to the Waltham Watch Company to lose seven of its very best watch makers.