Model 1908 21 Jewel Vanguard

34Ford5W

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Here's my recent addition to my Model 1908 21 Jewel Vanguard collection. Serial #18024280.
One of my other 21 Jewel Vanguards is unusual because it has been plugged. Serial # 16015866 is listed as a 23 Jewel. Last is Serial # 1804311. There were less than 1000 made according to the summary report.
 

Kent

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Very interesting watches, especially serial number 16015866.

The changing of the jeweling (up or down) is occasionally seen (with the corresponding plug) on Waltham-built watches (especially those made for the Ball Watch Co.). Ed Ueberall and I have these examples from run 16015201-16016200 listed in our data base of observed railroad watches (and other interesting watches) as 21-jewel movements:
16015414
16015417
16015687
16015866

Other examples from the run are noted as being 23-jewel movements:
16015917
16016087
16016100
16016101
16016167

We'd being interested in hearing about other examples from this run.

Thanks,
 

34Ford5W

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Thank you Kent for your info on the listings for the database for the plugged 21 jewel Vanguards. I always try to keep my eyes open when one turns up.
 

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