Description

    Waltham Rare 17 Jewel Sidereal Model 92, circa 1908
    Case: 18 size, silverode, swing out case, marked D.T.M.C.I. 92 on the back
    Dial: enamel, outermost five minute track and numbers, Arabic numbers for the 24 hours, blue steel hands, signed Sidereal above the seconds dial, "secret" signature - the number 92 is below the Waltham signature
    Movement: No. 16167494, nickel full plate, adjusted five positions, gold jewel settings, gold star wheel regulator, recessed balance, ornate damaskeening, unmarked number of jewels, 17 jewels

    Note: Waltham Astronomic Sidereal models are very scare. They were produced in very limited numbers in 19 jewel versions. The present 17 jewel model may well be one-of-a-kind. It also has a "secret" signature - the number 92 embedded in the enameled dial. Sidereal time is the time between two successive transits of a fixed star. A sidereal year is one day longer than a mean solar year making the sidereal day approximately 3 minutes 56 seconds (solar) longer than a mean solar day.


    Condition Report*:

    Type: Waltham Rare 17 Jewel Sidereal Model 92
    Dial: enamel, secret "92" signature
    Hands; blue spade and pointer
    Metal: silverode
    Case Info: swing out
    Case Width: 18 size
    Crystal: glass
    Watch Movement: No. 16167494, nickel full plate, adjusted five positions, gold jewel settings, gold star wheel regulator, recessed balance, ornate damaskeeing, unmarked number of jewels, 17 jewels
    Circa: 1908
    Condition: movement is exceptional, very good and running, dial is superb, case is good


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    May, 2014
    22nd Thursday
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