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From the American Horology Archive:
Waltham Grade Vanguard Pocket Watch

American Waltham Watch Co.

Grade: Vanguard

Mixed Run: 21-Jewel and 23-Jewel Movements, Openface and Hunting Configurations

Manufacturer: Waltham
Manufacturer Location: Waltham, Massachusetts
Movement Serial Number: 12500211
Grade: Vanguard
Model: 1892
Estimated Production Year: 1903
Run Quantity: 2,500
Total Production: 101,864
Size: 18s
Jewels: 21j or 23j    Mixed Run
Movement Configuration: Hunting
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: Full Plate
Regulator: Church 1892
Hairspring: Breguet
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted to Position: Yes
Adjusted # of Positions: 5
Railroad Grade: Yes
Data Research: 1954 Waltham "Gray Book" List
Database Version: v48.038
Research Note: Waltham Serial Lists designate run as "21-23" Jewels and "Htg" (Hunting) configuration. However, #12500640 has been verified as an openface 23-Jewel movement. #12500688: Verified as Hunting. #12500825: Reported as Openface. #12500340: Reported as Openface 23j.

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Anonymous · April 20, 2022

Serial Number 12500340 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: This is an open face 23j Vanguard movement
Curator Response: Thanks for the report. This information has been noted in the research notes for this run.

Anonymous · October 26, 2021

Serial Number 12500125 was reported as accurate.

ldocton 2 · September 1, 2020

Serial Number 12500940 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: 12500940 Is 23 Jewel - Open Face - Lever Set

Anonymous · May 14, 2020

Serial Number 12500199 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · May 3, 2020

Serial Number 12500403 was reported as accurate.

tanker684 1 · February 13, 2020

Serial Number 12500978 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: Open faced not Hunting. 23 Jewels.

Anonymous · December 24, 2019

Serial Number 12502026 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: Open Face Movement with Double Sunk Dial

aconner 56 · May 13, 2019

Serial Number 12501123 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: Mixed run: The movement is marked 21 Jewels which
is a correct count. The movement is hunting as
stated and all else is correct.

Anonymous · March 16, 2019

Serial Number 12500825 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: Not hunting movement

johnlamarre 1 · October 18, 2018

Serial Number 12501955 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · July 26, 2018

Serial Number 12500010 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · June 9, 2018

Serial Number 12500640 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: 12500640 is a 23-jewel movement, open face
configuration, not 21j hunting. Otherwise correct.
The patent regulator is a Church star wheel.
Curator Response: Thanks for the report. If possible, please upload an image of the movement to your collection so we can take a closer look.

USNRet 140 · January 9, 2018

Serial Number 12500070 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · November 18, 2017

Serial Number 12501205 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · September 25, 2017

Serial Number 12500403 was reported as accurate.

angeldrako 17 · August 28, 2017

Serial Number 12500403 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · August 28, 2017

Serial Number 12500403 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · August 19, 2017

Serial Number 12502278 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: Mostly accurate, the first date under the back
plate where I believe they etch in the date of a
repair? is 1897, followed by 1952, and 1968.
Also the site lists this as 21j, but the watch
itself is etched as 23j.

Anonymous · March 15, 2017

Serial Number 12502341 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · February 25, 2017

Serial Number 12500851 was reported as accurate.

dfchong 837 · November 28, 2016

Serial Number 12500116 was reported as accurate.

timerestored 278 · November 21, 2016

Serial Number 12500116 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: 23 Jewels

Anonymous · September 17, 2016

Serial Number 12501006 was reported as accurate.

Just4orfun 117 · July 4, 2016

Serial Number 12501003 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: All vangaurd are railroad grade.
Changes since this report was submitted:
Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting

Atoro13 1 · April 3, 2016

Serial Number 12502204 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting

Anonymous · April 3, 2016

Serial Number 12502204 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting

Anonymous · March 8, 2016

Serial Number 12500651 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: Marked 23 J adusted
Changes since this report was submitted:
Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting

Anonymous · January 27, 2016

Serial Number 12501007 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: 21 jewels mounted in official Waltham table
display casing.
Changes since this report was submitted:
Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting

Anonymous · January 27, 2016

Serial Number 12501007 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting

pedro765 41 · April 12, 2015

Serial Number 12500910 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: Movement Finish: Nickel
# of Positions 5
Changes since this report was submitted:
Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting

pedro765 41 · December 7, 2014

Serial Number 12500910 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: Open Face

Anonymous · December 2, 2014

Serial Number 12500967 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: Just purchased on Ebay. This is a not a hunting
case movement. It is an open face movement, in a
salemans sample case. Case doesn't appear to
original to watch.

Anonymous · April 24, 2014

Serial Number 12500146 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · January 26, 2014

Serial Number 12500137 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · December 4, 2013

Serial Number 12501834 was reported as accurate.

gahugh 4 · August 1, 2013

Serial Number 12500731 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · April 20, 2013

Serial Number 12500909 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · February 15, 2013

Serial Number 12502490 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: 21 Jewels, Diamond End Stone, Open Face Movement
Waltham Grade Vanguard Pocket Watch