.1927 14K GOLD / RARE ONLY 6,300 MADE / WALTHAM MAXIMUS 23J PRESENTATION P/WATCH For Sale
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.1927 14K GOLD / RARE ONLY 6,300 MADE / WALTHAM MAXIMUS 23J PRESENTATION P/WATCH:
1927 14K GOLD / RARE ONLY 6,300 MADE / WALTHAM MAXIMUS 23J PRESENTATION P/WATCH.
There is so much to tell about this pocket watch. Firstly its a presentation pocket watch engraved 1936 & presented by THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF CHICAGO to OTTO F HASS for 25 years service. Secondly its exceedingly rare pocket watch as only 6,300 were produced of this model during 1927 making it highly collectable.Waltham1927, GradeMaximus A,Model L-10, 10l, 23J, stem set, 5 adjustments, slim line with date serial number 26296233. Working and was tested over a 19 hour period and lost approx 2 minutes, will need a service to keep perfect time.The 14k gold case is 44mm in diameter and has an overall weight of 42.6 grams. Dial has some minor wear, case back has some scratches.
Local Brisbane pick-up welcomed. Always happy to combine postage where possible & practical.HNCO is one of the leading sellers of Pocket watches on Australia, with over 100+ Pocket watches on offer. We are constantly adding to our ever increasing range and have a large assortment of American Railroad Grade Pocket Watches.
American Railroad Pocket watcheswere amongst the highest grade watches made, having been made for the railways makes them a great choice to use every day, mainly for their durability over time.Their lower production quantities and of course their high grade movements make them also a great gift or investment.
A typical railroad's requirements for a pocket watch in the early 20th century might include:
- Only American-made watches may be used (depending on availability of spare parts).
- Only open-faced dials, with the stem at 12 o’clock.
- Minimum of 17 functional jewels in the movement.
- Size 16 or 18 only.
- Maximum variation of 30 seconds (approximately 4 seconds daily) per weekly check.
- Watch adjusted to at least five positions: Face up and face down (the positions a watch might commonly take when laid on a flat surface); then crown up, crown pointing left, and crown pointing right (the positions a watch might commonly take in a pocket). Occasionally a sixth position, crown pointing down, would be included.
- Adjusted for severe temperature variance and isochronism (variance in spring tension)
- Indication of time with bold legible Arabic numerals, outer minute division, second dial, heavy hands.
- Lever used to set the time (no risk of inadvertently setting the watch to an erroneous time, when winding the watch with the stem)
- Breguet balance spring
- Micrometer adjustment regulator
- Double roller escapement
- Steel escape wheel
- Anti-magnetic protection (after the advent of diesel-electric locomotives)
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