Movement Serial: 29392438
Case Serial: 4981518
Production Date: 1937
This Watch is SOLD
Another of our resident wizard’s one of a kind creations! This pocket wrist watch conversion is made from a Waltham 12 size pocket watch which was turned into an 'oversized' wrist watch conversion; sure to be a conversation piece. The case is manufactured by Keystone Watch Case Company in 10kt rolled gold plate with case serial number 4981518. The term ‘Rolled Gold Plate’ refers to a plate of gold actually fused onto a base metal. This makes the gold thicker than simply plated gold. The case style itself is called ‘basscine’, which refers to the case having no decorative engraving at all. This case is simply polished to a clean shine, without any factory engraved embellishments. However, I have put a finish on the back that somewhat resembles a nautilus in that the polish starts small at the center and radiates out to the outer edge of the case back. The pocket watch conversion is acomplished by the custom addition of wired, simple lugs. The movement contains 21 jewels, and is manufactured by American Waltham Watch Co. with movement serial number 29392438. This movement is quite beautiful with damaskeen engraved nickel plates and stamped Waltham with the model name ‘Colonial Riverside’ The dial is refinished in gloss black with gold print, printed K.W. & J. Co at the bottom, open diamond hands, and the subsidiary second chapter is re-?indexed at the 9 o’clock position. Lastly, I have altered the bow, which now sits at the 3 o’clock, so that it is more of a hinged crown guard, and quite low-profile, for comfort.
The diameter is approximately 48mm from the crown to the 9 o’clock marker. From lug to lug, it measures a hearty 45mm. My custom lugs allow a strap to attach traditionally to the case, utilizing spring bars to hold an average 20mm leather strap.
While it started its life as a pocket watch in 1924, I believe I have given it a place in our modern world by altering it, so that it may be worn on the wrist. Attached is a black padded crocodile strap. The Waltham pocket watch is clean and classy while making an excellent conversation piece. Since I have created it, I can easily say it is a one of a kind piece!