Waltham 16S 19J adj. 5p Riverside pocket watch #22106241, beautiful nickel bridge movement with raised gold screw-down jewel settings, gold center wheel and a fancy concentric circle damascene pattern, double sunk (DS) porcelain enamel dial with fancy Arabic-style numbers, red 5 minute markers and a subsidiary seconds register has a small spot of discoloration by the tail on the "5", possibly a factory defect, but no hairlines or other defects, slender blue steel spade style hands, elegant 9k gold smooth polish hunting case (HC) with a small lip on each bezel and a large heavy bow, case is hallmarked for gold karat content on the inner case covers, pendant and bow, case is showing only very light even wear overall with a few light scuffs in the center of each case plate, measures approx. 49mm in diameter x 68mm in length x 13mm thick. An impressive, high quality solid gold Riverside from the early 1900s in excellent+ condition!
- Year Made: 1918-1919
- Company: Waltham
- Jewels: 19J
- Setting/Movement Type:
- Adjustments: 5 positions
- Model/Grade: Riverside
- Serial #: 22106241
- Movement Finish: nickel
- Movement Details: bridge layout, raised gold jewel settings (GJS)
- Dial Material: porcelain enamel
- Hand Style:
- Case Style:
Solid Gold - Yellow
Case Length, bow included:
- Crystal Material: glass
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 May 21st, 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.
This watch comes complete with an appropriate, intact glass crystal; however, on request PM Time Service can replace the current crystal on this
pocket watch for you. We offer a number of new and vintage crystal choices for pocket
watches; as this watch is currently offered at our
, please message us on Etsy when purchasing this item to request a new crystal.
Please note that the average turnaround time for all pocket watch crystal replacements will be two days from the placement of the order; wrist watches will typically also take two days, however we do not carry every model of crystal in stock and there may be a delay of up to seven business days as we order the correct item from our supplier.
with any further questions or for an estimate on any shipping delays.
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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