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Private-label Riverside Maximus "Click" to Login or Register 
Picture of Jerry Treiman
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I recently acquired this one -- a 19-jewel ladies 0-size Riverside Maximus. It has a gold gear train, diamond endstone on the balance wheel and a simple finish for this private-label watch. Bigelow Kennard & Co., a high-end Boston jeweler, also specified a whiplash regulator and their own patented recoiling click.

 
Picture of Jerry Treiman
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This is what the watch looks like from the front. The 14K case is marked for the jeweler.

 
Picture of R. J. Lucke
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Jerry,

Nice example of a rarely seen private label. Thanks for posting the pictures.

Rhett


Rhett Lucke

 
IHC Life Member
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Or, in my case, never seen example. Smile Super watch Jerry

Larry
 
Picture of Jerry Treiman
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Another point of interest about this watch:
The patent for the recoiling click is a British patent from 1904 assigned to Bigelow Kennard & Co. For several years these private label watches (12-size and smaller) were the only Walthams with a recoiling click until Waltham developed their own recoiling click in 1909. I plan to publish a short article for the Bulletin on this topic.

 
Picture of R. J. Lucke
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Jerry,

Bill Tapp had 1 or 2 examples with the subject click on display at the Denver regional.

Rhett


Rhett Lucke

 
Picture of Jerry Treiman
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Yes, Bill has shared pictures of his examples with me - an 0-size and a 12-size Riverside Maximus. I will post a picture of a 12-size later this evening.
 
Picture of Jim McKinney
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Here's my Colonial Series, 12s with "Waltham Recoiling Click" - circa 1908 . . . note serial number in ad vs. my example.

My Colonial Series
 
Picture of Jerry Treiman
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Here is a 12-size 23-jewel Riverside Maximus for Bigelow Kennard & Co. I would love to hear about examples of this private label that anyone else has come across, with particular attention to the case.

 
Picture of Jerry Treiman
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This is another private-label 0-size Riverside Maximus that was on eBay a few years ago. It retains the Riverside Maximus label, in addition to the jewelers name. Note that, although the serial number is a couple-million higher than the Bigelow Kennard version, this still has a non-recoiling click.

 
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