Pocket Watch Database

From the American Horology Archive:
Waltham Grade Vanguard Pocket Watch

American Waltham Watch Co.

Grade: Vanguard

Mixed Run: 21-Jewel and 23-Jewel Examples Reported

Manufacturer: Waltham
Manufacturer Location: Waltham, Massachusetts
Movement Serial Number: 16028055
Grade: Vanguard
Model: 1899
Estimated Production Year: 1907
Run Quantity: 3,000
Total Production: 61,109
Size: 16s
Jewels: 21j    Mixed Run
Jewel Setting: Raised Gold Settings (Screw-Set)
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Inlay Color: Gilt
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: Bridge Plate
Bridge Type: Center
Center Wheel Material: Gold
Regulator: Church 1892
Hairspring: Breguet
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted to Position: Yes
Adjusted # of Positions: 5
Railroad Grade: Yes
Movement Markings: Vanguard
Waltham, Mass.
21 Jewels
Adjusted
5 Positions
Data Research: 1954 Waltham "Gray Book" List
Case: Various
Database Version: v48.508
Research Note: #16028055: Verified as 23 Jewels. #16029269, #16028703: Reported as 23 Jewels.

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Data Verification Reports

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16030700

Anonymous · February 17, 2022

Serial Number 16030214 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · February 13, 2022

Serial Number 16030214 was reported as accurate.

texnet Supporter 684 · December 28, 2021

Serial Number 16028703 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: I know this is a mixed run, but for the record,
this one is 23 jewel
Curator Response: Thanks for the report. This information has been noted in the research notes for this run.

Anonymous · December 28, 2021

Serial Number 16028703 was reported as accurate.

sanderson 34 · November 13, 2021

Serial Number 16029269 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: Note 23 Jewel
Curator Response: Thanks for the report. This information has been noted in the research notes for this run.

WrongCentury Supporter 24 · November 6, 2021

Serial Number 16028055 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: This serial is a 23-jewel model.
Curator Response: Thanks for the report. This information has been noted in the research notes for this run.

Anonymous · August 30, 2021

Serial Number 16029672 was reported as accurate.

CJEmpire3 74 · March 30, 2021

Serial Number 16027805 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · January 15, 2021

Serial Number 16028691 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · November 7, 2020

Serial Number 16029404 was reported as accurate.

Automatic 254 · October 21, 2020

Serial Number 16028746 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · October 4, 2020

Serial Number 16029354 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · September 23, 2020

Serial Number 16028565 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · March 15, 2020

Serial Number 16030639 was reported as accurate.

oilseed Supporter 464 · January 14, 2020

Serial Number 16030414 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · November 21, 2019

Serial Number 16028727 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: 23 Jewels

Anonymous · May 31, 2019

Serial Number 16030644 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · March 9, 2019

Serial Number 16028265 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · March 8, 2019

Serial Number 16030165 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: The movement is marked 23j

Anonymous · February 27, 2019

Serial Number 16028265 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: This movement is marked 23J

Anonymous · February 22, 2019

Serial Number 16028274 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: This movement is stamped 23 jewels. The rest seems
to be accurate

Anonymous · November 30, 2018

Serial Number 16030529 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · August 28, 2018

Serial Number 16028914 was reported as accurate.

jbaron 4 · April 9, 2018

Serial Number 16028500 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: 23 jewels

Anonymous · November 11, 2017

Serial Number 16030673 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: The watch has 23 jewels

bcwatchman Supporter 14 · May 28, 2017

Serial Number 16028074 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: This one has 23 jewels, marked on movement

Anonymous · May 1, 2017

Serial Number 16030165 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: this watch has 23 jewels

Anonymous · April 25, 2017

Serial Number 16030165 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · April 19, 2017

Serial Number 16030165 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · April 1, 2017

Serial Number 16029589 was reported as accurate.

syfre92 18 · March 23, 2017

Serial Number 16027838 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: 23j

Anonymous · January 31, 2017

Serial Number 16030329 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: This one is also marked "23 jewels." cheers.
duffy l.

Anonymous · January 29, 2017

Serial Number 16029781 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · January 17, 2017

Serial Number 16030329 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: WALTHAM, VANGUARD #16030329 IS 23 JEWEL, NOT 21
JEWEL. THE REST OF THE INFO SEEMS CORRECT.

Anonymous · December 19, 2016

Serial Number 16028228 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: THIS IS 23 JEWEL WATCH

Anonymous · April 13, 2016

Serial Number 16029177 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 23j to 21j
Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge

Anonymous · March 19, 2016

Serial Number 16030673 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 23j to 21j
Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge

Anonymous · March 4, 2016

Serial Number 16030673 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 23j to 21j
Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge

Anonymous · December 9, 2015

Serial Number 16029068 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 23j to 21j
Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge

Pwatchdoc Supporter 14 · November 6, 2014

Serial Number 16028437 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 23j to 21j
Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge

Anonymous · October 9, 2014

Serial Number 16029339 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 23j to 21j
Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge

irishred 38 · May 19, 2014

Serial Number 16029248 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 23j to 21j
Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge

irishred 38 · May 15, 2014

Serial Number 16029248 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 23j to 21j
Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge

irishred 38 · May 15, 2014

Serial Number 16029248 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 23j to 21j
Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge

lewie50 1 · May 6, 2014

Serial Number 16029897 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 23j to 21j
Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge

Anonymous · March 18, 2014

Serial Number 16030605 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 23j to 21j
Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge

robbybalx 17 · February 11, 2014

Serial Number 16029797 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 23j to 21j
Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge

philsan1a 221 · February 11, 2014

Serial Number 16027791 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 23j to 21j
Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge

Anonymous · February 10, 2014

Serial Number 16029797 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 23j to 21j
Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge

Anonymous · November 12, 2013

Serial Number 16030598 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: 21 jewel not 23
Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 23j to 21j
Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge

Timeswept2 92 · October 17, 2013

Serial Number 16028636 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: Lever Set
Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 23j to 21j
Movement Setting changed from Pendant to Lever
Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge

Timeswept2 92 · October 17, 2013

Serial Number 16028636 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: Finish Nickel
Adjusted to Positions: 5
Railroad Grade: Yes
Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 23j to 21j
Movement Setting changed from Pendant to Lever
Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge

cmdraven 3441 · October 12, 2013

Serial Number 16027838 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 23j to 21j
Movement Setting changed from Pendant to Lever
Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge

Anonymous · October 5, 2013

Serial Number 16029300 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: Lever set
Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 23j to 21j
Movement Setting changed from Pendant to Lever
Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge

Anonymous · September 14, 2013

Serial Number 16030014 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 23j to 21j
Movement Setting changed from Pendant to Lever
Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge

Anonymous · April 23, 2013

Serial Number 16030566 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 23j to 21j
Movement Setting changed from Pendant to Lever
Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge

Anonymous · December 19, 2012

Serial Number 16029376 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 23j to 21j
Movement Setting changed from Pendant to Lever
Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge
Waltham Grade Vanguard Pocket Watch