Waltham 6S 7J lever set (LS) Seaside ladies' pocket watch #3019495, attractive gilt split-plate movement with a matte finish and fancy plate layout, beautiful porcelain enamel hand-painted dial with black roman numerals and a subsidiary seconds register, dial has been hand -painted with an elaborate scene of a meadow stream with a line of trees and blue snow-capped mountains in the background with a trio of white and yellow flowers accented with blue along the left side of the dial, blue steel spade-style hands, impressive 14k solid gold hunting case (HC) with elaborate vermicelli-design engraving covering both covers and the frame, multi-faceted engraved stars have been set within the engraving on both covers, engraved diamond-shapes along the frame, one side is set in the center with a fancy blank monogram shield, the reverse side has a slightly larger faceted star in the center, case is showing only light wear with a few small scratches on the bow, measures approx. 40mm in diameter x 58mm in length x 12mm thick. An impressive, high quality watch from the 1880s to carry or display in excellent+ condition!
- Year Made: 1886-1887
- Company: Waltham
- Jewels: 7J
- Setting/Movement Type:
- Model/Grade: Seaside
- Serial #: 3019495
- Movement Finish: gilt
- Movement Details: fancy plate layout
- Dial Material: porcelain enamel
- Dial Details: hand-painted design
- 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 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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