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PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 1:16 pm Reply with quote
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Somewhere, I have a solid 14k Gruen that is inscribed to R.E. Olds' wife. Ladies watches CAN be interesting, honestly but not normally

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Jon and Brian = Yea, I know.......I will still collect what I like, die and leave them for the wife and kids to sell. Cool

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 7:21 pm Reply with quote
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billtapp wrote:
Sorry Neil,

I disagree. The ladies crystal plate is much more valuable but the 00's are the highest grade ladies watch Waltham ever made and may be the highest grade ladies watch made anywhere. Note that the 1872 model crystal plates have noticeably less fancy finish that the American grade 72's, so I don't think this is surprising. There are variations over the production of the 00's but the early examples have gold setting under the dial, gold trains, with a steel escape wheel that is a work of art in it's self. The escapement is double roller with a triangular roller jewel and the steel work is of the finest finish possible. This last feature is what separates the 00's and other American watch grade watches from the crystal plates. Don't get me wrong the crystal plates are wonderful but the little 00's are even better.


Why the model 00 might be considered the highest grade ladies' watch made anywhere? What's the standard for telling if a ladies' watch is well made or not?
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 9:28 pm Reply with quote
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Dimitry,

The discussion is about AMERICAN GRADE Walthams--the OOs above are of the highest grade Walthams made, and thus the highest grade ladies Walthams. Why--read the points above!

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