Alan Costa of the National Association of Watch & Clock Collectors (NAWCC) has written an authoritative treatise on the history of watches and states that personal, portable timekeeping devices were not possible until around 1600 with the development of the hairspring also referred to as a balance spring.The hairspring is an invention that keeps the balance wheel swinging at a fixed rate.There you can look up more information about your Waltham, including model, size, and grade. Homepage | L2 watch | Flying | Junghans | Driving | Flightsim | Hardware | Music | Projects | Timepieces | Techniques | Upcycling | Imprint | Links | Last Update: | 2017-06-16 Car..
By 1964, after a Mid-Century decade that saw the rise of the elite “Lord and Lady Elgin” series, the original Elgin factory closed.
In many cases people have been left these old antique watches by their parents or grand parents.
The really good news is that Elgin has now ceased trading as a company.
I have started this page because I like pocket watches.
Russian Molnija watches are robust, good quality watches and are still available second hand.