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With financial backing from Samuel Curtis, of small-arms manufacturing fame, the watch production began in 1851, and the first small group of watches were finished in late 1852.
The grade name basically designates the model and/or level of finish of the watch.
Look at the entire pocket watch before establishing a date.
The case may not be the original, and replacement parts are common.
It is still possible to purchase modern quartz watches that bear the Waltham name, but these watches are unrelated to the "genuine" American Waltham Watch Company.
In fact, a 1961 ruling by the Federal Trade Commission prohibited any inference that a relationship to the original Waltham Watch Company exists. Click here for an explanation and example of how to use our serial number tables. Click here for instructions on how to identify and open most common case types.