Pocket Watch Database

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

American Waltham Watch Co.

Grade: Vanguard

Mixed Run: 17-Jewel and 21-Jewel Movements

Manufacturer: Waltham
Manufacturer Location: Waltham, Massachusetts
Movement Serial Number: 6026151
Grade: Vanguard
Model: 1892
Estimated Production Date: April 1894 - June 1895
Run Quantity: 1,000
Total Production: 101,864
Size: 18s
Jewels: 17j    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
Railroad Grade: Yes
Data Research: 1954 Waltham "Gray Book" List
Database Version: v48.139
Research Note: First run of Model 1892 movements. Waltham Serial Ledgers designate run as featuring 17 Jewels. However, #6026508 has been reported as marked "21 Jewels." #6026983: Reported as marked "21 Jewels" and open face.

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6026001
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6027000

Louisc1 6 · June 25, 2022

Serial Number 6026640 was reported as accurate.

DougHuebsch 3 · July 6, 2021

Serial Number 6026983 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: Movement marked 21j. Not a hunter case.
Curator Response: Thanks for the report. This information has been noted in the research notes for this run.

Anonymous · March 3, 2021

Serial Number 6026596 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: Movement is marked 21 j

Anonymous · September 5, 2019

Serial Number 6026407 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · May 7, 2019

Serial Number 6026333 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · January 28, 2019

Serial Number 6026386 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · November 24, 2018

Serial Number 6026522 was reported as accurate.

inlinehunter006 20 · November 9, 2018

Serial Number 6026151 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · August 15, 2018

Serial Number 6026606 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: Serial number 6026606 is first run model 1892
Vanguard produced in 1893. This is also a 17 jewel
movement in HC configuration.
Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 21j to 17j

Anonymous · January 18, 2017

Serial Number 6026230 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 21j to 17j

Anonymous · January 7, 2017

Serial Number 6026441 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: ebay item
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Waltham-18s-pocket-watch-v
anguard-17j-very-rare-mod-1892-/332084499090?hash=
item4d51c75292:g:VfsAAOSwdU1W9gOn
claims to be 17j, not 21. Can't tell from
picture.
Curator Response: Thanks for the report. The listing and images have been removed by the seller. However, there are known 17-Jewel examples in this run.
Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 21j to 17j

Anonymous · November 6, 2016

Serial Number 6026543 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 21j to 17j

cougwatch Supporter 124 · August 19, 2016

Serial Number 6026593 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: 17 jewel Vanguard Nickle finish
Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 21j to 17j
Movement Finish changed from Gilt or Nickel to Nickel

Anonymous · January 19, 2016

Serial Number 6026508 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: The watch is stamped 21 jewels and lever setting.
I believe it is railroad grade as my
greatgrandfather was a railroad conductor, and it
is his watch. It is Hunting configuration with a
double case, engraved wiwwth a photograph.
Changes since this report was submitted:
Movement Finish changed from Gilt or Nickel to Nickel
Movement Setting changed from Key to Lever

pookie 11 · January 15, 2016

Serial Number 6026846 was reported as inaccurate.

No further details were submitted with the report.
Changes since this report was submitted:
Movement Finish changed from Gilt or Nickel to Nickel
Movement Setting changed from Key to Lever

Anonymous · December 5, 2015

Serial Number 6026939 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Movement Finish changed from Gilt or Nickel to Nickel
Movement Setting changed from Key to Lever

Anonymous · December 5, 2015

Serial Number 6026939 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Movement Finish changed from Gilt or Nickel to Nickel
Movement Setting changed from Key to Lever

technomage 2 · May 1, 2015

Serial Number 6026386 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: Movement setting is Lever
Changes since this report was submitted:
Movement Setting changed from Key to Lever
Plate changed from Unknown to Full

philsan1a 221 · January 29, 2015

Serial Number 6026605 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Movement Setting changed from Key to Lever

philsan1a 221 · December 29, 2014

Serial Number 6026605 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Movement Setting changed from Key to Lever

chingalia 193 · June 17, 2014

Serial Number 6026483 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Movement Setting changed from Key to Lever

Anonymous · October 26, 2013

Serial Number 6026072 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Movement Setting changed from Key to Lever

Anonymous · September 15, 2013

Serial Number 6026712 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Movement Setting changed from Key to Lever

Anonymous · February 5, 2013

Serial Number 6026124 was reported as accurate.

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