1864 American Watch Co. / Waltham Appleton Tracy Civil War Pocket Watch, 18 size - Coin Silver

American Watch Co.

Item No. 4657

One of the iconic American pocket watch companies was American Watch Co., later known as Waltham for the city in which it was founded.

In 1860, as President Abraham Lincoln was elected, the country was in Civil War. Production ground to a halt. However, the company decided to downsize to the lowest possible level to keep the factory open. It worked: Upon his Gettysburg Address, President Lincoln became the proud owner of a Waltham watch.

We are very pleased to offer today this Civil War Waltham, that according to the company's hand-written ledger, was made in September of 1864 (see a photo of the page below). Here is a little more about it...

* Handsome and heavy coin silver case 

* Original porcelain dial in beautiful condition and blue steel hands

* Large 18 size, measuring a full 57mm in diameter

* Key wound movement with winding key

Our watchmaker has freshly cleaned and oiled the movement. Included with the purchase is a one-year warranty on the movement and its function and a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity.

This a rare opportunity to own an exciting historical timepiece from a prominent American watchmaker.

  • Manufacturer: American Watch Co./Waltham
  • Country of origin: U.S.A.
  • Serial no.: 132,689
  • Date built: Sept. 1864
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes, Subsidiary Seconds
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: Coin silver
  • Case markings: 4367
  • Case condition: Excellent
  • Dimensions: 57mm diameter (excluding the crown)
  • Dial: White enamel with Roman numerals. Signed American Watch Co., original, just short of mint with no cracks, chips, or hairlines
  • Hands: Original, blue steel "spades"
  • Movement markings: Appleton Tracy & Co., Waltham, Mass.
  • Crystal type: Mineral glass, excellent condition
  • Warranty: One-year international warranty. Please email concierge@cotwatches.com for details.
  • Box/Papers: BOX - COT watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity KEY - Period winding/setting key
  • Returns: 7 days full refund. 100% satisfaction guarantee
  • We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee for all of our watches. If you are in any way unsatisfied with the watch we will fully refund the purchase price anytime within 7 days after the watch has been received. Our goal is to exceed our client's expectations throughout the buying experience.

    All watches are packaged carefully and mailed double boxed in specially constructed, reinforced shipping boxes designed for high value items. All watches are sent fully insured with signature required. Most of our domestic shipping is done through FedEx. At times we will also use USPS Express Mail, and we can accommodate most requests for your preferred carrier. International shipments are sent USPS International Express Mail or FedEx.

    The purchase price will be the declared value of the merchandise on any required customs forms. The payment of all customs duties, tariffs, and taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.

    Also note that water resistance of vintage watches can no longer be guaranteed and is not covered under the watch's warranty. We do not recommend getting a vintage watch wet, even one that was originally designed to be waterproof.

    To get an idea of how this watch will look on the wrist, please use the Watch Sizing Guide


    Category: Mens, new

    Type: WATCH

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