Waltham Appleton Tracy 15j 18s Key Wind 18k Gold Hunting Case Pocket watch


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Offered for sale is an antique American Watch Co. (Waltham, Massachusetts, USA) pocket watch, ca. 1872.  This is a 18-size watch, and measures approximately 53mm diameter.  This watch features a solid 18K Gold full hunting case with a hinged bezel, a 15-jewel model #1857 full-plate Appleton Tracy key wind and key set movement, and a single sunk porcelain dial with Roman numeral hour markers and blue steel fleur-de-lis hands.  The case is engine turned and also has beautiful intricate hand engraved floral designs on both the case front and back.  The case is in very good condition, showing signs of normal pocket carry.  The engine turned pattern is slightly worn around the edges, and there is a minor dent on the caseback.  There are initials lightly engraved in the cartouche on the front. The entire watch weighs 4.2 troy ounces, and the 18K gold case alone weighs 2.4 troy ounces.  The dial is in excellent condition.  The movement runs and keeps excellent time.  I serviced the movement in April of 2019.  It has been said that the first very best American Watch Co. pocket watches were manufactured between 1859-1915 before the company was renamed the Waltham Watch Company.  Overall, a very presentable watch that is ready to carry with pride.  You can own this very high grade, extremely collectible American-made pocket watch, for $2899.99.  If you have questions about this watch or about my watch and clock repair services, please feel free to contact me.