Waltham Capitol Transit

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I finally obtained a Waltham Capitol Transit pocket watch. It is 21 jewel lever set but not adjusted to position or with a fine timing adjustment. There is a very faint outline of a train engraved on the back. The watch was made about 1940 and is in its original case As we discussed previously, this is not to be confused with CapitAl Transit which operated streetcars in Washington DC. Apparently Capitol was a private label. I got it as a great conversation piece to add to my collection of trolley watches.
A previous discussion concerning Waltham Capitol watches:

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It's a common movement, with a high survival rate due to the late manufacture, beautiful dials, and (in this case) high jewel count.

The majority have lower jewel counts, e.g.


Throw in a bit of decoration, and hey presto, it turns into a Riverside...


A cool pair of watches to see side-by-side would be a "Capitol transit" and a "Capital transit".
 

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