Vintage Watches – Pocket Watches – Collectible Timepieces

Waltham Pocket Watches

The hairspring upon the balance wheel of a watch is similar in function to the effect of gravity upon a pendulum in a clock. A pendulum swings so far to the left or right and is stopped and swung back to the point of impulse by gravity. A hairspring retards the balance wheel of a watch and revolves it back to the point of impulse, which impulse is given by the escapement. Therefore, as the hairspring controls the speed and arc of vibration of the balance, or its resultant, time, it is of the utmost importance to the time-keeping quality of the movement that the balance and hairspring be mated in perfect ratio as to the weight of the balance and the proper relation of that weight to the center of gravity and the strength of the spring.
To determine this absolute ratio, John Logan, a famous Waltham horologist, invented a vibratory machine which so accuracy mates the Waltham balance wheel and the hairspring, so perfectly selects the rightful hairspring for the particular balance wheel, that when finally assembled in the watch the watch is a natural time-keeper. This is one reason why the Waltham watch was famous for its close and constant time-rate.
The foreign watch balance and hairspring are of varying construction. They were made by hand one at a time therefore it is impossible even for a skilled watchmaker to determine the ratio weight of the balance to the strength of the hairspring. Its determination is by the uncertain rule of thumb method in trying various hairsprings until one is found which approximately performs its function. This is yet another reason why the Waltham watch, due to standardized exclusive machinery, standardized material, absolute measurement and known ratios, is the watch you should buy. And why the world's leading horologists came to Waltham for time.

ANTIQUE 14K GOLD 17 JEWEL HUNTER CASE WALTHAM POCKET WATCH
ANTIQUE 14K GOLD 17 JEWEL HUNTER CASE WALTHAM POCKET WATCH
$749.99
Time Remaining: 1d 17h 26m
14k Gold Waltham Hunter Antique Mens Running Pocket Watch
14k Gold Waltham Hunter Antique Mens Running Pocket Watch
$660.00
Time Remaining: 8d 13h 15m
WALTHAM DOMINION RAILWAYS MODEL 1883 POCKET WATCH THREE STAR RARITY
WALTHAM DOMINION RAILWAYS MODEL 1883 POCKET WATCH THREE STAR RARITY
$1,600.00
Time Remaining: 2d 21h 10m
ANTIQUE WALTHAM 14k MULTICOLOR SOLID GOLD HUNTER CASE FANCY DIAL POCKET WATCH
ANTIQUE WALTHAM 14k MULTICOLOR SOLID GOLD HUNTER CASE FANCY DIAL POCKET WATCH
$1,125.00
Time Remaining: 27d 8h 34m
Buy It Now for only: $1,125.00
Antique Waltham 14K Tri Color Gold Ladies Pocket Watch circa 1891
Antique Waltham 14K Tri Color Gold Ladies Pocket Watch circa 1891
$799.00
Time Remaining: 3d 10h 41m
American Waltham Womens Pocket Watch  Chain 1905 14kt 15 Jewel
American Waltham Womens Pocket Watch Chain 1905 14kt 15 Jewel
$675.00
Time Remaining: 3d 15h 49m
Antique 18k Womens Waltham Pocket Watch Model 1898 Size 6 0s 17j RIVERSIDE 1903
Antique 18k Womens Waltham Pocket Watch Model 1898 Size 6 0s 17j RIVERSIDE 1903
$979.00
Time Remaining: 21h 9m
WALTHAM RIVERSIDE MAXIMUS 23 JEWEL 12 SIZE POCKET WATCH DOUBLE SUNK DIAL RUNNING
WALTHAM RIVERSIDE MAXIMUS 23 JEWEL 12 SIZE POCKET WATCH DOUBLE SUNK DIAL RUNNING
$500.00
Time Remaining: 24d 12h 51m
Buy It Now for only: $500.00
WALTHAM VANGUARD 23 JEWEL UP DOWN WIND INDICATOR POCKET WATCH W LOSSIER HAIRSPR
WALTHAM VANGUARD 23 JEWEL UP DOWN WIND INDICATOR POCKET WATCH W LOSSIER HAIRSPR
$900.00
Time Remaining: 3d 18h 43m
Vintage Waltham Pocket Watch Model 1888 11J 16S 14kt GOLD CASE c1891 Grade 22
Vintage Waltham Pocket Watch Model 1888 11J 16S 14kt GOLD CASE c1891 Grade 22
$500.00
Time Remaining: 1d 16h 5m
Antique 14s Waltham Chronograph Hunter case pocket watch Serviced Made 1886
Antique 14s Waltham Chronograph Hunter case pocket watch Serviced Made 1886
$595.00
Time Remaining: 4d 13h 6m
Buy It Now for only: $595.00
14k Waltham Open Face Ladies pocket watch c 1900 working Original case
14k Waltham Open Face Ladies pocket watch c 1900 working Original case
$900.00
Time Remaining: 4d 15h 37m
Vintage Waltham Pocket Watch Model 1884 Bailey Banks Biddle 15J 14S 18kt GOLD
Vintage Waltham Pocket Watch Model 1884 Bailey Banks Biddle 15J 14S 18kt GOLD
$1,000.00
Time Remaining: 1d 16h 3m
1922 Circa 14 Kt Gold Fancy Etched Octagon Waltham Pocket Watch SERVICED
1922 Circa 14 Kt Gold Fancy Etched Octagon Waltham Pocket Watch SERVICED
$649.00
Time Remaining: 5d 5h 45m
RARE ANTIQUE 14K SOLID GOLD WALTHAM RUBY OPEN FACE POCKET WATCH
RARE ANTIQUE 14K SOLID GOLD WALTHAM RUBY OPEN FACE POCKET WATCH
$995.00
Time Remaining: 26d 9h 16m
Buy It Now for only: $995.00
Waltham Stag 14k Hunter Pocket Watch Multicolor Gold
Waltham Stag 14k Hunter Pocket Watch Multicolor Gold
$2,100.00
Time Remaining: 5d 15h 3m
AMERICAN WALTHAM 18 SZ HUNTING CASE POCKET WATCH 14K Y GOLD 15 JEWEL CIRCA 1896
AMERICAN WALTHAM 18 SZ HUNTING CASE POCKET WATCH 14K Y GOLD 15 JEWEL CIRCA 1896
$2,500.00
Time Remaining: 18h 23m
Waltham Pocket Watch 14K Gold Engraved Vintage 100 Real 14Karat Gold
Waltham Pocket Watch 14K Gold Engraved Vintage 100 Real 14Karat Gold
$649.00
Time Remaining: 3d 15h 26m
RARE 1900 Waltham AMn Watch 16S 17J Pocket Watch Original Triple H Case Run Good
RARE 1900 Waltham AMn Watch 16S 17J Pocket Watch Original Triple H Case Run Good
$695.00
Time Remaining: 22d 11h 20m
Buy It Now for only: $695.00
RARE 18 KARAT WALTHAM 12 SZ HUNTING CASE CIRCA 1903 15 JEWEL RUNNING GREAT
RARE 18 KARAT WALTHAM 12 SZ HUNTING CASE CIRCA 1903 15 JEWEL RUNNING GREAT
$950.00
Time Remaining: 18h 33m

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