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Waltham vehicle clock identification help
« on: December 20, 2014, 10:21:20 pm »
Does anybody know when they went from "Waltham Watch Company" on the face to just "Waltham"?

Or if they went the other way.  I have been trying to put a date on this one, and the closest I have found was ID'ed to a 1913 Packard.  Any suggestions for further research???

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Re: Waltham vehicle clock identification help
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2014, 10:49:39 pm »

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Re: Waltham vehicle clock identification help
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2014, 01:14:37 am »
Yes - that is one of the few sources I could find.  Now one source tells me that the name - "Waltham Watch Co." - indicated 15 jewels.  I have seen Rolls Royce attached to this style, but only by somebody who wanted to sell one  ;D

Still researching.  This is good!


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Re: Waltham vehicle clock identification help
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2014, 05:33:51 pm »
Okay, further research indicates that it is from a Packard, around 1915; probably a Twin-Six. 

Here is a pictorial representation of an original in situ, as it were:



Notice that it is mounted to the top of the speedometer - this explains the mount and the curious curve to the bottom of the mount, and the somewhat unique mahogany base that has been constructed for it to convert it to a desk clock.

So - does anybody have a source for Waltham parts?  This one is missing the crown.


Thanks!


Cheers!

Chas.