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Currently wearing my Waltham Vanguard circa 1926.
Waltham Serial #25401474
American Watch Case Co. of Toronto,...
I am very relieved to hear that the stem is held by tension.
That means that I am only looking at slippage rather than a broken piece.
I was going to take a photo of what comes all the way out, but after popping it back in last time, I can pull it up for setting the time without...
I have a Waltham Appleton Tracy & Co. 18s 17j that is a total mystery to me.
SN: 9549041 circa 1899-1900.
I assume that it is stem wind / stem...
The crystal is fine, there is just an entry in Pocket Watch Database for the crystal size that I wanted to fill in.
My watch has a glass...
I just obtained a size 16 Waltham Vanguard circa 1926 with an AWC Co. Toronto case.
The case is a Fortune and I am attempting to determine the...
No more anticipation...
It was delivered today and I now have my Waltham Vanguard 23j in my hot little hands!
The hairline fracture is barely...
I assume this is called a 1908 because it has an Ohlson 1908 Regulator in it.
Is that correct?
My recently acquired 1926 Waltham Vanguard 23j RR is my prize.
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My question had nothing to do with my personal watches.
I was merely attempting to make broad, across the board observations.
Would a good rule of thumb be:
The higher the jewel count, the faster the train?
I would suggest that you open an account on Pocketwatch Database
Pocket Watch Database: Information for American Pocket Watches...
In my railroad watch collection, going by the number that I have, Hamilton and Illinois are in a dead heat for first place with Waltham behind by...
The closest that I have is a Hamilton 974 Trolley watch.
Just found a 1929 ad for this watch.
At that time it cost $83.50, calculating inflation (1400.3%), that would be $1,252.78 today.
I just purchased a Waltham Vanguard mfg. approx. 1926.
Movement sn: 25401474.
It is in a Fortune case, sn: 3911141.
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Bit by bit, I'm getting more information to fill in the blanks on my entry for this watch in the PocketwatchDatabase.
All I knew...
I got this watch from a Canadian and the case is stamped "Made In Canada."
American Watch Case Co. of Toronto, Ltd.?
I couldn't decide whether my next watch should be a Vanguard or a watch with a wind indicator.
Then I saw this one for a fairly reasonable price...