American WALTHAM Watch Co ‘Riverside Maximus’ No 10049770


£ 945.00

21-jewel model with triple diamond endstones, in good English Dennison case.

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Crisp engine-turned silver barrel-edge case with DQ safety bow, hallmarked Birmingham 1915, case stamped A.L.D (Aaron Lufkin Dennison) and Dennison Watch Case Co Ltd. 16-size keyless, pendant-set movement, jewelled to the centre in raised gold settings, with gold train and diamond endstones on balance, lever and escape arbors, with typically exuberant nickel damascened plates. Straight-line, club-tooth detached lever escapement with steel escape. Compensation balance, overcoil balance-spring with fine adjustment regulator. Two-piece signed enamel dial in perfect condition, blued-steel hands. 50.5 mm diameter.

The American Waltham Watch Company, Waltham, USA. One of the pre-eminent manufactures of machine-made watches, the ‘Riverside Maximus’ and 'Premier Maximus' being their highest quality hand finished products at this time – both rightly considered as among the finest watches then available.

The Dennison Watch Case Company, set up by Aaron Dennison in Birmingham, England, becoming the biggest and best producer of both pocket and wristwatch cases in the UK. See the book on Dennison by Philip Priestley, published by the NAWCC.

Some wear showing on the button, otherwise all in very good original condition showing few signs of use. Serviced and guaranteed.