Watch, Waltham Riverside


This watch, made by the American Watch Company in Waltham, Mass., dates from 1879. The firm was an important force in both watch and machinery design in the 19th century.


Movement: spring going barrel, ¾ plate, gilt finish, 14 size, stem wind and lever set, bimetallic compensation balance, regulator on bridge, marked: “Amer..n Watch Co../Riverside./WALTHAM, MASS./1143246”; back of front plate marked: “WOERDS PATENTS”

Case: engraved hunting, yellow gold, marked inside dial and back covers: “6052094”

Dial: white enamel, Roman numerals, blued steel hands, sunk seconds with Arabic numerals at 6, marked: “AMERICAN WATCH CO.”

Date Made: ca 1879

Manufacturer: American Waltham Watch Co.

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States

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Credit Line: W. Carl Wyatt Estate

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: ME.317280Catalog Number: 317280Accession Number: 230383

Object Name: watchOther Terms: watch; Mechanical, Spring-Driven; Pocket Watch

Physical Description: gilded (watch movement production method/technique)brass (watch movement material)gold (watch case material)Measurements: overall: 2 1/2 in x 2 in x 1/2 in x 2 in; 6.35 cm x 5.08 cm x 1.27 cm x 5.08 cmring base: 7/16 in x 3/4 in; 1.11125 cm x 1.905 cm


Record Id: nmah_853954

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