1908 Waltham Premier Maximus Gold Pocket Watch
I brought in my dad's old pocket watch. He bought it as part of an estate back in the 1950s, and I really don't know very much about it. It's just the family watch.
It's made by the Waltham Watch Company in Waltham, Massachusetts, and Waltham made a lot of watches, but this is the highest grade watch that they ever made. It's called a Premier Maximus, and they made very few of them. And the movements were sold separately from the cases, and they all came with a power reserve indicator, would tell how many hours was left on the watch. The case was made by the Wadsworth Case Company, and your case is a very rare case because it's in 18-karat white gold. So it's quite an unusual model. It's made in 1908, and it's in excellent condition. This watch, at auction, would easily bring between $5,000 to $6,000.
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