Waltham 12S 19J adj. P.S. Bartlett pocket watch #24932452, beautiful nickel split plate movement with raised jewel settings and an elaborate concentric circle damascene pattern, handsome 2-tone champagne & silver metal dial, the majority of the dial is a dark champagne color with a Butler finish under the fancy black Arabic-style numbers, silver colored interior accent ring is bordered by small laurel engraving designs, subsidiary seconds register is silver with a lightly polished finish, dial has a few very small scratches and spots of discoloration, purple steel moon-style hands, lovely yellow gold filled (YGF) hinge back (HB) Garland-model Keystone case has a distinctive engraving pattern, center of the back cover has a stylized "S" section that is finished with vertical-line engraving behind small flower engravings and a fancy blank diamond-shaped monogram shield, the remaining sections of the back cover have a smooth polish finish behind the flower engravings that carry across from the center section, the section borders are accented with deep diamond and flower patterns, deep geometric engraving on the bezels and a fancy engraved bow, case is showing very light even wear overall but does have some short moderate scratches on the frame and interior-back cover near the case lip, measures approx. 44mm in diameter x 56mm in length x 10mm thick (crystal included). A very eye catching, high quality watch from the 1920s in excellent+ condition!
- Year Made: 1925-1926
- Company: Waltham
- Jewels: 19J
- Setting/Movement Type:
- Adjustments: 1-3 positions
- Model/Grade: P.S. Bartlett
- Serial #: 24932452
- Movement Finish: nickel
- Dial Material: metal
- Dial Color: silver, champagne
- Dial Details: 2-tone
- Hand Style:
- Case Style:
Gold Filled - Yellow
- Case Details: Keystone "Garland" model
Case Length, bow included:
- Crystal Material: plastic
The Waltham watch company, and the earlier American Waltham Watch Co., which had a variety of locations over the many years it was in operation (including Waltham, Massachusetts), was in business from 1851-1957, and was one of the most prolific of the American watch companies.
As an additional resource, we've posted a Serial Number Production List
which includes information for Waltham serial numbers and dates of manufacture.
The NAWCC also has a about the company.
You may browse all of our men's pocket watches from this manufacturer at our Vintage Men's Waltham Pocket Watches
This watch is in good running condition, unless otherwise noted in the description. This means that on receipt, pending any item-specific running conditions noted in the description, you can expect the watch to be winding and setting properly and to run smoothly while keeping reasonable time. We consider "reasonable time" to meet these basic guidelines:
- Railroad Grade Watches will be keeping +/- 5 minutes per day
- Pocket and Wrist Watches with 15 or more jewels will be keeping +/- 10 minutes per day
- All key wind watches and watches with 14 or fewer jewels will be keeping +/- 15 minutes per day
The above guideline is the lowest standard in which we would ship out a watch, however in most cases, you will see much better timekeeping. Most of our watches have been in storage for many years, so if you plan on carrying/wearing them everyday, you should consider having them cleaned and oiled soon, and then once a year thereafter to keep them in top running condition. If the watches will be for occasional use or display, they should be cleaned and serviced every 3 to 5 years depending on use.
As of November 28th, 2022, we are not offering a cleaning and service option through PM Time Service. While we do hope to offer this again in the future, we are unfortunately unable to meet customer requests for watch servicing at this time. Please note that, unless otherwise mentioned within the "Full Description" tab, this watch is being sold in good running condition and is ready to wear or carry on arrival.
Unlike modern quartz watches, most vintage watches need daily winding in order to keep the watch functioning for timekeeping. Additionally, there are a number of different ways to set the time other than simply pulling the crown away from the watch body. We are happy to provide an overview of each of the different setting types on our "How To Use" page
, where we also provide information on proper winding techniques for each style and some suggestions for the proper long term care and storage of your watch.
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