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i have this old walthan i opened case has numbers 7858862 nickle its a cushion case but the funny thing is it sits sideways at the crown is the 12 and sub sec at 9 anybody have any info on this i cant seem to find a thing thanks bobby
 

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Hi,
Either that is the case serial number or an INcorrect movement number as 7,858,862 dates to 1896 = No way

It is using what we call a 'Lepine' movement (Open face pocket watch movement) in a wristwatch case, putting crown and '12' at 12 and sub seconds at '6'.
Usually we see the crown and '12' at '3' oclock.


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A bit like this:


 
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Or this
 

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OK
Here is yours (well mine!) , and I guess a Depollier case from circa 1917:





 

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the second one is it
But your crown is at '12' you said?

I think your is the third one, but in a cushion case.
Please post pictures
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im not familiar with it is it a good watch and is it a type of drivers watch ??
Well pictures would help decide.

I suspect its a Waltham 'Depollier' watch circa 1917/18.

And if so yes its a 'nice' piece.

Nothing to do with 'drivers' watch.

Just the beginning of the wristwatch

Need pictures to comment further
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sent you a mail
I will post your pictures
 

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wow you have been an awesome help i see there is another one out there
Pleasure.
Need pictures as you first say crown was at '12', now you say at '3', like the second watch I posted.

That style is the most easiest to find. A Lepine movement in a standard wristwatch case
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Here you go.
A nice Waltham using a Lepine movement. I suspect circa 1917. Crown all look original.

 
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My pleasure
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