Pocket Watch Database

From the American Horology Archive:
Waltham Grade Vanguard Pocket Watch Movement

American Waltham Watch Co.

Grade: Vanguard

Manufacturer: Waltham
Manufacturer Location: Waltham, Massachusetts
Movement Serial Number: 18149515
Grade: Vanguard
Model: 1908
Estimated Production Year: 1911
Run Quantity: 500
Total Production: 177,450
Size: 16s
Jewels: 23j
Movement Configuration: Hunting
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Regulator: Patent
Hairspring: Breguet
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted to Position: Yes
Adjusted # of Positions: 5
Railroad Grade: No
Data Research: 1954 Waltham "Gray Book" List

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Mobilaero 227 · September 15, 2018

Serial Number 18149677 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · November 26, 2016

Serial Number 18149554 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · November 20, 2016

Serial Number 18149554 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · October 16, 2016

Serial Number 18149676 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: Should be railroad grade.
Curator Response: Thanks for the report. If this run is hunting instead of open face, it would not have qualifieid for American railroad service in 1911 (estimated production year).

Mobilaero 227 · August 25, 2013

Serial Number 18149677 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: Sorry! I made an error in previous report. The
movement,18149677, IS adjusted to 5 positions
(located at winding wheel) and it is LEVER SET,
making it a railroad grade.

Apologies for the error.
Changes since this report was submitted:
Movement Setting changed from Pendant to Lever

Anonymous · April 7, 2013

Serial Number 18149677 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Movement Setting changed from Pendant to Lever
Waltham Grade Vanguard Pocket Watch Movement