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Hi! Bought this from a thrift store. Not sure if it's a wrist or pocket watch. 30mm. The dial is hard and smooth, possibly ceramic? The movement appears to have all the parts, but since it doesn't have a crown or crown stem, I can't wind it to see if it works.

- How old is it?
- Can it be turned into something usable?

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According to the serial nb database ...
Manufacturer: Waltham
Manufacturer Location: Waltham, Massachusetts
Movement Serial Number: 11948974
Grade: No. 115
Model: 1900
Estimated Production Year: 1902
Run Quantity: 3,000
Total Production: 214,922
Size: 0s
Jewels: 15j
Movement Configuration: Hunting
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Pendant
Plate: 3/4 or 3/4 Split Plate
Hairspring: Breguet
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No

Note size 0s which explains the small diameter of the watch 29.63mm
 
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