01-30-2012 10:28 AM
01-30-2012 10:53 AM
clear photos of front,back and movement will be required for a proper evaluation
01-30-2012 05:22 PM
from what I can tell its seems to be a key wound model 1870 size 18 probably 15 jewels in fair condition. is it marked silver? if not its nickle and worth about $150 - $200 in running condition. I cannot find anything on MARITME so that might make it something special but I cannot be sure. others on this board will know better.
01-30-2012 07:25 PM
Interesting watch, a model 1883 with 11 jewels only produced for a couple of months according to NAWCC.
I see that the only difference between this and a regular Model 1883 is the "Maritime" engraved on the plates and the use of a Military 24 hour dial. So, it being for "Maritime" use was probably more of a marketing idea than a practical one.
I can't help with the value, but I do know that rarity and desirability are two different things and would guess that there is a small group of Model 1883 collectors who seek out variations such as this.
01-30-2012 07:50 PM
01-31-2012 06:47 AM
"US Silver Registered" does not mean anything. it needs to be hallmarked. with a number or name such as " COIN" ".800", ".925" "STERLING" etc
US silver registered could be plated. can you photograph the logos or identifiers inside the rear case cover?. Another example is "SILVEROID" which is nickle alloy with no silver at all.
the fact that it has no black tarnish leads me to believe it has no silver - but I could be wrong.
I show the mofel 1883 movement for open face watch to be stem wind and set. the 1870 was key wound. So I think the movement is model 1870. Serial number indicates it was made in 1887.
01-31-2012 02:17 PM
This is the only marking on inner case lid...
Stamped again with 59 G on outer with SILVER US REGISTERED and logo...
Thank you for all of your useful insight!
01-31-2012 07:20 PM
I looked and cannot find that mark anywhere. I suspect it might be silverplate since it is not marked with its content. Or pehaps it was a custom made case and 'registered" by a private assayer. In that case it could be coin silver (90%)
Might want to take that photo to the antiques board or the coin board - they might know.
PS - I thought it might be canadian but no luck on that search either.
very unusual item you have
02-01-2012 01:36 AM
It actually says SILVERUS. Which is intended to make someone think a white metal copper nickel alloy is silver.
Like 'Nevada Silver' and 'Silveroid', designed to mislead.
02-01-2012 01:40 AM
Looking back up the posts I see the OP reported the wording as what they hoped it said, or had the impresssion it said, rather than what it actually said.
05-05-2012 12:35 PM
I found an American Waltham Watch in a 110 years old house. Serial number on the mecanism is 10766830. 15 Jewels. Inside the casing ( A.W.C.CO, Coin,392650). In the back its a flower design. CAN ANYONE TELL ME THE VALUE PLEASE !!!
05-05-2012 09:21 PM
photos please - case, dial and movement - clear
05-05-2012 09:23 PM
Coin - means SILVER usually 90% - so it has a bit of value as scrap - again photos would help a lot
05-09-2012 06:48 PM
I've owned a bunch of American Watch coin silver cases-most are lightweight(on the 2.5-3 oz side).
For a relatively low grade movement in a case like this in decent condition, I'd probably pay $100-125.
By the way, realizing this is an old thread, but the watch in the opening posting is clearly an 1883 model and not an 1870 model as someone in this thread kept stubbornly repeating. 1870 models are all(with one or two known exceptions) marked "Crescent Street". They came in both keywind and stemwind, and the keywind ones are all keywind from the back.
08-24-2012 07:33 PM
I also have a 1883 running great Waltham. I have someone that would like to buy it but I am not sure weather or not to take the offer...I can't find anything about the gold content...any help would be wonderful..thanks