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.

Outstanding 18 kt Solid Gold Mens 18 Size Waltham Pocket Watch
Outstanding 18 kt Solid Gold Mens 18 Size Waltham Pocket Watch
$521.00 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 16h 47m
14K Gold antique WALTHAM HUNTING CASE Ornate Pocket Watch c1897 w SLIDE CHAIN
14K Gold antique WALTHAM HUNTING CASE Ornate Pocket Watch c1897 w SLIDE CHAIN
$570.99 (48 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4d 42m
Wind Indicator 23 jewel adj 5pos Waltham Vanguard gold filled 16s pocket watch
Wind Indicator 23 jewel adj 5pos Waltham Vanguard gold filled 16s pocket watch
$500.00
Time Remaining: 2d 22h 35m
Antique 1924 Waltham Pocket Watch Vanguard 23 Jewel 16s 10k gold filled Case
Antique 1924 Waltham Pocket Watch Vanguard 23 Jewel 16s 10k gold filled Case
$595.00
Time Remaining: 9d 23h 41m
Antique RARE Two Star 18s Waltham Santa Fe Route 17 ruby jewel pocket watch 1897
Antique RARE Two Star 18s Waltham Santa Fe Route 17 ruby jewel pocket watch 1897
$599.00
Time Remaining: 4d 15h 6m
Vintage 14k Yellow Gold Waltham Pocket Watch 15 Jewel w Engraved Horse Head
Vintage 14k Yellow Gold Waltham Pocket Watch 15 Jewel w Engraved Horse Head
$1,200.00
Time Remaining: 3d 1h 22m
Stunning WALTHAM 14K Yellow GOLD 17j OCTAGON Shape Open Face Pocket Watch c1921
Stunning WALTHAM 14K Yellow GOLD 17j OCTAGON Shape Open Face Pocket Watch c1921
$694.03
Time Remaining: 10d 22h 10m
Buy It Now for only: $694.03
WALTHAM PRIVATE LABEL MODEL 1883 POCKET WATCH W BOX HINGE HUNTER CASE
WALTHAM PRIVATE LABEL MODEL 1883 POCKET WATCH W BOX HINGE HUNTER CASE
$500.00
Time Remaining: 29d 3h 13m
Buy It Now for only: $500.00
1893 14Kt Gold American Waltham Huntcase Pocket Watch Fancy Dial Serviced
1893 14Kt Gold American Waltham Huntcase Pocket Watch Fancy Dial Serviced
$799.00
Time Remaining: 1d 23h 23m
1914 Waltham 14kt Gold Huntcase 16 Size Pocket Watch 15 Jewel Serviced
1914 Waltham 14kt Gold Huntcase 16 Size Pocket Watch 15 Jewel Serviced
$2,995.00
Time Remaining: 1d 22h 25m
WALTHAM RIVERSIDE MAXIMUS 19j STERLING SILVER WITH GOLD INLAY OF POCKET WATCH
WALTHAM RIVERSIDE MAXIMUS 19j STERLING SILVER WITH GOLD INLAY OF POCKET WATCH
$645.00
Time Remaining: 9d 13h 27m
Buy It Now for only: $645.00
MAGNIFICENT 18K GOLD MINT 1863 WALTHAM HUNTER MODEL 1860 INCREDIBLE WATCH WOW
MAGNIFICENT 18K GOLD MINT 1863 WALTHAM HUNTER MODEL 1860 INCREDIBLE WATCH WOW
$1,250.00 (5 Bids)
Time Remaining: 7d 19h 33m
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: 1d 20h 28m
Rare Early CIVIL WAR ERA Model 1857 Pocket Watch Waltham P S Bartlett From 1867
Rare Early CIVIL WAR ERA Model 1857 Pocket Watch Waltham P S Bartlett From 1867
$1,150.00
Time Remaining: 1d 1h 49m
Buy It Now for only: $1,150.00
14K MULTI TONE GOLD WALTHAM MODEL 1883 18S 15J FULL HUNTER POCKET WATCH NR 5457
14K MULTI TONE GOLD WALTHAM MODEL 1883 18S 15J FULL HUNTER POCKET WATCH NR 5457
$1,056.00 (50 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 5m
Solid 14K Waltham c1894 Model 1890 Grade H 6s 11J Hunter Pocket Watch WOW
Solid 14K Waltham c1894 Model 1890 Grade H 6s 11J Hunter Pocket Watch WOW
$700.00
Time Remaining: 1d 47m
Vintage Waltham 23 Jewels Up and Down Indicator Pocket Watch
Vintage Waltham 23 Jewels Up and Down Indicator Pocket Watch
$1,500.00
Time Remaining: 6d 16h 34m
Antique rare 18s Waltham JW Watson key wind pocket watch Made 1860
Antique rare 18s Waltham JW Watson key wind pocket watch Made 1860
$1,795.00
Time Remaining: 29d 23h 32m
Buy It Now for only: $1,795.00
Solid 14K Waltham 1889 Model 1873 6 Grade Seaside 6s 7J Hunter Pocket Watch
Solid 14K Waltham 1889 Model 1873 6 Grade Seaside 6s 7J Hunter Pocket Watch
$600.00
Time Remaining: 1d 45m
AMERICAN WALTHAM SOLID 14K YELLOW GOLD WIND UP POCKET WATCH 15J Yr 1898 Sz 6s
AMERICAN WALTHAM SOLID 14K YELLOW GOLD WIND UP POCKET WATCH 15J Yr 1898 Sz 6s
$650.00
Time Remaining: 2d 14h 2m

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