There is a hallmark in the case that looks to be that of the American Waltham Co. It looks like an oval shape with AW over CO.
My research, as you can see in the photos, shows that this hallmark would be on a solid gold case, whatever solid gold means. I cannot tell you if that means 10k or 18k unfortunately, only that it appears to be solid gold of some type. I find no other marks with the exception of the various jewelers marks scratched into the case, as they did back in the old days when servicing a watch.The case is marked R5417 on all three pieces. TW of the item is 51 grams.
This watch is NOT in full working condition. It winds and you can set the time, and the movement ticks away just fine.
The second hand goes around and seems to be reasonably accurate, but its minute and hour hands do not have any movement beyond that. When I first wound and set it, the minute hand (which is broken halfway), did seem to move for about 15 minutes, but then it stopped. The second hand continues to turn just fine. The spring that pops open the face is not working. Pressing the knob down releases the face and it opens fine, just not with the force of a spring anymore.
Soooooo, in summation, the second hand works, the movement looks great and has been running fine for hours now, the case is PROBABLY gold, the face spring is broken, the minute hand is broken, and the hour and minutes seem to only work for a little bit before stopping. In the time its taken me to write this, post photos etc, the min/hour hands have begun moving again. Please see the photos for the best physical description I could give. See my store for many more vintage and NOS items.The item "1890 Waltham Antique Pocket Watch Gold case, movement Ser#4356592 needs repair" is in sale since Monday, July 1, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Pocket Watches\Antique". The seller is "scottydoknow" and is located in Clovis, California.
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