Three adjustments are usually employed for this purpose, viz: postions, isochronism and compensation. The fusee is a spiral grooved cone, used to equalize the power of the mainspring.
Every antique Waltham pocket watch is confirmation of man's willingness to dream and ability to persevere.
They got into a trademark dispute with another company that started building watches in Waltham, so they wanted to protect that name, and I think that is the main reason. couldn’t really be protected as a brand name because America was the country.
You can’t own the name America if the United States owns the name America.
Based in Massachusetts, Tom can be reached via his website, American Watch Company Web, which is a member of our Hall of Fame.
I got interested in clocks in 1967, and I started collecting watches fairly seriously in the early ‘80s. Pocket watches are a little bit more manageable, and in some ways more interesting, too.