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Item ID #1280

This watch represents a great piece of Civil War history. It is an 18k gold American Watch Co. (Waltham) presentation , key wound watch. Serial number of he movement is 295598 (1866-1867). The case is numbered 24096 (1860-1861). The engraving indicates this watch was presented twice. Once to Captain A.F. Beach in 1862. Secondly from Captain Beach to L.R. Taverner in 1876. I am not positive, but it looks as though this watch was passed down during Civil War reunions. This size 18 presentation watch is in very nice condition and does keep time. I only slightly wound the watch just to see if it would work.
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