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Hello all, I just started to collect antique Waltham pocket watches. I was able to get this one. 1910 15J AWW.Co The serial number indicates 1908 version but 1910 manufactured. I'm more curious who is Michael Siegel. I can't find any information about him. The only similar watch like this with an American flag on it was for Dewey 1933. Does anyone have any information oh this?
 

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You are correct in that the movement is a 15 jewel, grade 620 model 1908 likely produced around 1910 and mounted in a 16 size hunting case. As for who 'Michael Siegel' is, I've no idea but Waltham (like other pocket watch manufacturers) did accept commisions from private individuals to customize watches so my guess would be this is what lead to this particular watch.

An option for a 2nd opinion would be to post the photos of this watch in the American Pocket watch section over at the NAWCC site where there are a number of very knowledgeable pocket watch specialists that will respond.
 

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The owner had someone paint his name on the dial, be careful about cleaning the dial as this paint comes off way too easy, gee how do I know. Without knowing where he lived, how old he was we may never know who Mr. Siegel was.
I will be very careful, thanks! I did some research since one similar to it was a Dewey watch. Figuring he was a politician but no dice. I tried anything in the Boston area or ran for president at some point. Nope!
Thanks for the help!
 
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