Pocket Watch Database

From the American Horology Archive:
Waltham Grade Vanguard Pocket Watch

American Waltham Watch Co.

Grade: Vanguard

Mixed Run: 17-Jewel and 21-Jewel Examples Reported

Manufacturer: Waltham
Manufacturer Location: Waltham, Massachusetts
Movement Serial Number: 6027702
Grade: Vanguard
Model: 1892
Estimated Production Date: April 1893 - April 1894
Run Quantity: 1,000
Total Production: 101,864
Size: 18s
Jewels: 17j    Mixed Run
Jewel Material: Ruby
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Pendant
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
Case: Various
Database Version: v48.256
Research Note: This run consists of 17-jewel and 21-jewel (upgraded) movements.

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Data Verification Reports

6027001
Verification Serial Map
6028000

Anonymous · April 21, 2022

Serial Number 6027710 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · March 31, 2022

Serial Number 6027091 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: This one is 23 jewels.
Curator Response: Thanks for the report. If possible, please upload an image of the movement to your collection for further evaluation and documentation.

Anonymous · September 1, 2021

Serial Number 6027586 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · October 22, 2020

Serial Number 6027200 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: #6027200 is 17j (not indicated as such) and not
marked for any position adjustments.

Britjack Supporter 9 · November 14, 2019

Serial Number 6027811 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: Movement marked “21 Ruby Jewels”.

Stone56 1 · October 3, 2019

Serial Number 6027499 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · October 1, 2019

Serial Number 6027499 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · October 1, 2019

Serial Number 6027499 was reported as accurate.

reubengeg 5 · May 24, 2019

Serial Number 6027888 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · April 28, 2019

Serial Number 6027970 was reported as accurate.

swhite1750 25 · April 3, 2019

Serial Number 6027702 was reported as accurate.

inlinehunter006 20 · November 9, 2018

Serial Number 6027131 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · April 14, 2018

Serial Number 6027947 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · February 8, 2018

Serial Number 6027473 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: 6027473 is a PS, 21 ruby jewel OF movement

Mobilaero Top Contributor Supporter 266 · December 26, 2017

Serial Number 6027694 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · May 1, 2017

Serial Number 6027716 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · February 21, 2017

Serial Number 6027675 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · January 16, 2017

Serial Number 6027178 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · October 27, 2016

Serial Number 6027419 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · July 4, 2016

Serial Number 6027584 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · July 2, 2016

Serial Number 6027584 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · July 2, 2016

Serial Number 6027584 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: watch is marked 21j

Anonymous · June 7, 2016

Serial Number 6027103 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: Jewel count is 17!

Anonymous · June 7, 2016

Serial Number 6027103 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · January 10, 2016

Serial Number 6027282 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · January 10, 2016

Serial Number 6027577 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · December 4, 2015

Serial Number 6027364 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: jewel count is 17, not 21
Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 21j to 17j

Anonymous · July 27, 2015

Serial Number 6027632 was reported as inaccurate.

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

Anonymous · July 13, 2015

Serial Number 6027632 was reported as accurate.

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

Anonymous · June 27, 2014

Serial Number 6027239 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: My watch is 17j, as are most from this run. Please
note that watches previously reported with "no
jewel marking" are also 17 jewel, as the 17j
Vanguards are not marked as to jewel count.

Quite a few watches from this run were upjeweled
to 21 jewels. I own 6027950, which IS 21j.

I'd guess that probably 70% of the watches from
this run are 17j, however.
The 21j versions seem to be randomly scattered
throughout the run.
Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 21j to 17j

Anonymous · March 26, 2014

Serial Number 6027128 was reported as inaccurate.

No further details were submitted with the report.
Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 21j to 17j

Anonymous · March 1, 2014

Serial Number 6027702 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: Needs to be changed to 17 Jewel and 1894.
Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 21j to 17j

Anonymous · February 2, 2014

Serial Number 6027164 was reported as accurate.

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

Anonymous · November 9, 2013

Serial Number 6027051 was reported as accurate.

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

Anonymous · October 5, 2013

Serial Number 6027051 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: only marked adjusted (5pos not marked)
Not marked 21 jewel ( no mark as to how many
jewels)
Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 21j to 17j

Anonymous · August 6, 2013

Serial Number 6027952 was reported as accurate.

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

eparso 59 · August 4, 2013

Serial Number 6027952 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: full-plate nickel movement
adjusted 5 positions
Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 21j to 17j
Plate changed from Unknown to Full

Anonymous · July 19, 2013

Serial Number 6027952 was reported as accurate.

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

2ndcavscout 1 · June 26, 2013

Serial Number 6027526 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: it is a 21 ruby jewel, pendant set, railroad grade
Changes since this report was submitted:
Movement Setting changed from Key to Pendant
Plate changed from Unknown to Full

2ndcavscout 1 · June 24, 2013

Serial Number 6027526 was reported as inaccurate.

No further details were submitted with the report.
Changes since this report was submitted:
Movement Setting changed from Key to Pendant
Plate changed from Unknown to Full

Anonymous · May 27, 2013

Serial Number 6027382 was reported as inaccurate.

No further details were submitted with the report.
Changes since this report was submitted:
Movement Setting changed from Key to Pendant
Plate changed from Unknown to Full

Anonymous · April 24, 2013

Serial Number 6027283 was reported as accurate.

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

Anonymous · April 20, 2013

Serial Number 6027283 was reported as accurate.

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