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    Default 18s Waltham Vanguard

    This is a 23 jewel version I recently acquired ready serviced. It didn't keep time very well and there was over 30 sec per day difference between dial up and stem up positions. Examination revealed meantime screws had been filed down on the corners and also had thick timing washers under them, plus timing washers under other timing screws. Worst of all the upper balance jewel and it's cap jewel could be moved up and down in the cock even with the jewel screws in place and correctly tightened. Since the cap jewel seems to have the correct raised gold setting then I conclude the upper balance hole jewel is the wrong one for this model. I'm going to strip this watch and repair / service it myself for my own piece of mind but I can't seem to locate anyone with the correct upper balance jewel ( 12 hole ). Can anyone please point me in the right direction ? All the ones I've seen so far don't distinguish between the the 1883 and 1892 models.

    Mike (Hudd)

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    Default Re: 18s Waltham Vanguard (By: HUDD)

    The cock hole jewel for the 1892 model is listes as part #1784. I believe it came in three hole sizes.
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    Default Re: 18s Waltham Vanguard (By: Jerry Treiman)

    Thanks Jerry
    Good to have a part number. That should help my search. On that on line auction site there are 18s Waltham balance hole jewels for sale, but when I ask which model these are for they can't say. They don't quote part numbers either.

    Mike

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    Default Re: 18s Waltham Vanguard (By: HUDD)

    Mike

    Do you know what pivot size the staff is? I will see if I have the correct jewel for you. I have an old Waltham Material case with everything still in the original vials. Not sure if I have the correct jewel, but willing to take a look and pass it on to you if I have what you need.

    Paul
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    Default Re: 18s Waltham Vanguard (By: wilsonpaule)

    Oops, part 1784 pivot 12, give me a few minutes to see if I have one or two kicking around.

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    Default Re: 18s Waltham Vanguard (By: wilsonpaule)

    Mike

    SOrry, only have the 1474 jewels, not the 1784 ones. It was worth a try.

    Paul

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