The Vintage Wrist Watch Company
The Vintage Wrist Watch Company is located in PERSHORE, UK
1907 Waltham Vanguard Railroad Grade Pocket Watch
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1907 Waltham Vanguard railroad grade pocket watch with a high grade 23-jewel Vanguard movement, railroad grade, which is working nicely. The movement has beautifully patterned plates, screw set jewels and a patent regulator. It is fully signed and the serial number, 16,120,718, dates it back to 1907. The great North American railroad watch became an institution after a fatal crash in 1891, which was caused in part by the stopping and then restarting of the engineer's watch, which caused it to be four minutes slow. In the early days of railroading, when trains ran by strict time and timetable rules, that four minutes proved to be fatal. As a result, in 1893, the General Railroad Timepiece Standards were adopted, which mandated high grade specifications including a minimum of 17 jewels in the movement, five adjustments and micro-metric regulation. While this particular watch would not have been used on the railways as it is not lever set, the specification was still at the required high levels and these high grade watches were purchased by other professionals and also civilians. The watch measures 50mm diameter excluding the winding stem and the loop. The case is the gold filled Fortune model from the Canadian watch case manufacturer, the American Watch Case Company. It is in beautiful condition and the screw-on case back has an image of leaves and birds. The acrylic lens is in good condition. The signed single sunk dial has blued steel hands, a subsidiary seconds dial and an outer minute track. It is all in very nice condition. The watch comes in an antique presentation box from Fattorini of Skipton, one of the retailers of Waltham watches. ALL OF OUR PRICES INCLUDE UK & WORLDWIDE POSTAGE. All of our watches are checked over before listing, and are also checked for accuracy which is usually within around +/- two to three minutes over 24 hours (unless otherwise stated), which is considered respectable for a vintage watch. We are a VAT registered company and all purchases are covered by Consumer Regulations. Credit / debit card purchases can be made over the telephone on 01386 750238 or you can proceed via the red Buy Now button on each listing page. Non-UK buyers are welcome but payment can be made by Paypal only. Please note that we are an on-line only business and do not have facilities for callers. Our offices are open from Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. With regards to appraisals / valuations, we receive a huge number of information requests each day and unfortunately do not have the manpower to deal with them all individually. Our advice would be to contact a local auctioneer for a full appraisal.
The Vintage Wrist Watch Company has clarified that the 1907 Waltham Vanguard Railroad Grade Pocket Watch (LA341956) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1907
All prices include UK and worldwide postage. Due to Customs regulations, we are unable to send watches / precious metals to certain countries. If your country prohibits the importation of watches / precious metals and you send through an order then any Paypal fees that we incur will be deducted from your refund. Please contact us if you are unsure and we can check the regulations for your country.
This 1907 Waltham Vanguard Railroad Grade Pocket Watch is located in PERSHORE, UK