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Waltham Bond Street

This is an older American Waltham watch, a 7 jewel Bond St. Model, made about 1885.

This watch is pin-set.  There is a post to one side of the crown.  Depressing the post engages the setting mode.

The dial is not marked at all.  It's hard to say what the story is there...

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