All mechanical work is done on our premises in our shop, by the store owner and watchmaker, Rusty Tuggle.
The history of the American Waltham Watch Co can be traced to the original formation of a company by three men, Howard, Davis & Dennison in 1850.
There are several ways to get an idea of when your watch was made.
Based in Flora, Indiana, Bill can be reached via his website, clockhistory.com, which is a member of our Hall of Fame. Something about them has always been ingrained in me.
My mom’s father had a small collection of antique clocks and when I was a little boy he showed me how to wind them and regulate them.
One major problem was that although they were producing large quantities of movements, each one proved to be as individual as any other on the market. In 1857 the company hit hard times again and was sold and renamed as the Appleton, Tracy & Co.
Each watch with its own peculiarities had to be individually worked on in order to correct faults present. A further 10,000 watch movements were produced by this company, serial numbers 4001 to 14,000.
During that time I have put in thousands of hours learning everything I possibly could about the subject. Assuming you are probably searching for the same things I was searching for, I decided to start this site, and compile that information in one place to share my knowledge with others. I primarily collect mint vintage (gold) wristwatches.