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.

14K GOLD Vintage 1891 WALTHAM 7 Jewel Size O Hunter Case Pocket Watch
14K GOLD Vintage 1891 WALTHAM 7 Jewel Size O Hunter Case Pocket Watch
$525.00
Time Remaining: 26d 19h 24m
Buy It Now for only: $525.00
Rare Bringe Mod 23j 16s E Howard antique pocket watch Mft by Waltham Watch Co
Rare Bringe Mod 23j 16s E Howard antique pocket watch Mft by Waltham Watch Co
$536.00 (30 Bids)
Time Remaining: 23h 11m
Waltham Pocket Watch Riverside 14K Gold 15 Jewels Size 16 Serial 3964646
Waltham Pocket Watch Riverside 14K Gold 15 Jewels Size 16 Serial 3964646
$605.00 (6 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4d 17h 8m
WALTHAM 23 JEWEL RIVERSIDE MAXIMUS HUNTING MOVEMENT STEM SET
WALTHAM 23 JEWEL RIVERSIDE MAXIMUS HUNTING MOVEMENT STEM SET
$895.00
Time Remaining: 29d 49m
Buy It Now for only: $895.00
Waltham 14k Gold 17 Jewels Hunter Case 12S Pocket Watch 692 Grams
Waltham 14k Gold 17 Jewels Hunter Case 12S Pocket Watch 692 Grams
$1,029.95
Time Remaining: 5d 18h 45m
Buy It Now for only: $1,029.95
14k Solid Gold Womans Hunter Case Seaside Waltham Pocket Watch + Orig Case
14k Solid Gold Womans Hunter Case Seaside Waltham Pocket Watch + Orig Case
$525.00
Time Remaining: 5d 23h 12m
Vintage WALTHAM 14k Yellow Gold 15 Jewel Wind Up Pocket Watch with Chain Working
Vintage WALTHAM 14k Yellow Gold 15 Jewel Wind Up Pocket Watch with Chain Working
$795.00
Time Remaining: 29d 22h 27m
Buy It Now for only: $795.00
Ball Waltham Railroad Pocket watch 19J Official Railroad Std 16 size
Ball Waltham Railroad Pocket watch 19J Official Railroad Std 16 size
$500.00
Time Remaining: 15d 19h 43m
Buy It Now for only: $500.00
Antique 18s Waltham 21 Ruby jewels gold filled hunter case pocket watch 1908
Antique 18s Waltham 21 Ruby jewels gold filled hunter case pocket watch 1908
$555.00
Time Remaining: 24d 20h 8m
Buy It Now for only: $555.00
WALTHAM POCKET WATCH 11 JEWELS 10KT GOLD
WALTHAM POCKET WATCH 11 JEWELS 10KT GOLD
$1,250.00
Time Remaining: 24d 12h 41m
Buy It Now for only: $1,250.00
Antique rare 18s Waltham Early Appleton Tracy 15 jewels pocket watch Made 1858
Antique rare 18s Waltham Early Appleton Tracy 15 jewels pocket watch Made 1858
$1,195.00
Time Remaining: 24d 19h 5m
Buy It Now for only: $1,195.00
Waltham Watch Co15 Jewels model 1890 14k Gold 6s 1902 Pocket Watch 52 Grams
Waltham Watch Co15 Jewels model 1890 14k Gold 6s 1902 Pocket Watch 52 Grams
$1,118.40
Time Remaining: 9d 16h 21m
Buy It Now for only: $1,118.40
1901 18 Size Waltham Vanguard 21 Jewel Railroad Grade Pocket Watch
1901 18 Size Waltham Vanguard 21 Jewel Railroad Grade Pocket Watch
$595.00
Time Remaining: 24d 13h 54m
Buy It Now for only: $595.00
Vintage 21j Waltham BALL OFFICIAL RAILROAD STANDARD Pocket Watch w BALL CASE
Vintage 21j Waltham BALL OFFICIAL RAILROAD STANDARD Pocket Watch w BALL CASE
$595.00
Time Remaining: 16d 12h 22m
Buy It Now for only: $595.00
14k Rose gold Waltham Royal Pocket Watch from 1883
14k Rose gold Waltham Royal Pocket Watch from 1883
$1,075.00
Time Remaining: 9d 17h 34m
Buy It Now for only: $1,075.00
STUNNING 14k SOLID ROSE GOLD WALTHAM HUNTER 12 SIZE GRADE 225 17 JEWELS
STUNNING 14k SOLID ROSE GOLD WALTHAM HUNTER 12 SIZE GRADE 225 17 JEWELS
$1,250.00
Time Remaining: 27d 17h 55m
Buy It Now for only: $1,250.00
1858 WALTHAM OPEN FACE APPLETON TRACY SN 12625 WATCH KEYSTONE CASE 1934
1858 WALTHAM OPEN FACE APPLETON TRACY SN 12625 WATCH KEYSTONE CASE 1934
$995.00
Time Remaining: 18h 48m
1915 Waltham Crescent Up Down Wind Indicator 16S 21J Pocket Watch Salesman Case
1915 Waltham Crescent Up Down Wind Indicator 16S 21J Pocket Watch Salesman Case
$695.00
Time Remaining: 27d 22h 34m
Buy It Now for only: $695.00
14k Gold Waltham Ladies Pocket Watch Hunter 1903 antique vintage old WORKS RUNS
14k Gold Waltham Ladies Pocket Watch Hunter 1903 antique vintage old WORKS RUNS
$943.01
Time Remaining: 5d 14h 19m
Buy It Now for only: $943.01
Vintage Waltham Pocket Watch 14K Solid Gold Case 1924 Chevrolet Award
Vintage Waltham Pocket Watch 14K Solid Gold Case 1924 Chevrolet Award
$899.00
Time Remaining: 5d 13h 33m
Buy It Now for only: $899.00

« Previous12345