Vintage American Waltham platinum and white gold diamond wrist watch, circa 1940. This ladies wrist watch has a platinum case and 14 karat white gold band with diamonds at 0.80 carat total weight. Includes original silver dial and is manual wind. Appraised at $4,500. Case #179290, movement #52770, cal #670.
This watch comes with a full 18 month warranty from the date of purchase.
In 1854, Waltham Watch Factory took watch making out of a cottage industry into the era of interchangeable parts. The company developed machines that would make the watch parts to ensure they would be precise and could be interchanged. This mass production led to affordability and a broader market.