WALTHAM Vintage Mens Wrist Watch VANGUARD Mechanical American Men's Wristwatch 21 Jewels

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WALTHAM Vintage Mens Wrist Watch VANGUARD Mechanical American Men's Wristwatch 21 Jewels WALTHAM Vintage Mens Wrist Watch VANGUARD Mechanical American Men's Wristwatch 21 Jewels WALTHAM Vintage Mens Wrist Watch VANGUARD Mechanical American Men's Wristwatch 21 Jewels WALTHAM Vintage Mens Wrist Watch VANGUARD Mechanical American Men's Wristwatch 21 Jewels WALTHAM Vintage Mens Wrist Watch VANGUARD Mechanical American Men's Wristwatch 21 Jewels WALTHAM Vintage Mens Wrist Watch VANGUARD Mechanical American Men's Wristwatch 21 Jewels WALTHAM Vintage Mens Wrist Watch VANGUARD Mechanical American Men's Wristwatch 21 Jewels WALTHAM Vintage Mens Wrist Watch VANGUARD Mechanical American Men's Wristwatch 21 Jewels WALTHAM Vintage Mens Wrist Watch VANGUARD Mechanical American Men's Wristwatch 21 Jewels WALTHAM Vintage Mens Wrist Watch VANGUARD Mechanical American Men's Wristwatch 21 Jewels WALTHAM Vintage Mens Wrist Watch VANGUARD Mechanical American Men's Wristwatch 21 Jewels WALTHAM Vintage Mens Wrist Watch VANGUARD Mechanical American Men's Wristwatch 21 Jewels

ID: 371

Price
$ 600.00
Price / kg:
Others
STANDART
Standart
1900-1920

This auction is for a scarce and RARE example of a men’s 1901 made by American Waltham Watch Company of Waltham, Massachusetts, truly the “grandfather” of U.S. horology.

 

It is a NOBLE DESIGN WATCH that features a WHITE enameled DIAL, AUTHOR’s DESIGN CASE and QUALITY 21 JEWELS original pocket watch mechanism with GENEVA PATTERN, CIRCLE DAMASKEENING, FULL PLATE, SIX RAISED & SCREWED in GOLD JEWEL SETTINGS, BLUE BREGUET BALANCE SPRING & STAR SHAPE MICROMETER REGULATOR with GOLD STAR.

This timepiece features an elegant WHITE enameled dial is in good condition. This dial features a 60 minute outer track border, black main Roman numerals, blue steel Breguet-style hands and a recessed sub-seconds dial with 60 second outer chapter and “sweep” blue steel seconds hand. The dial has been professionally updated, and now is in excellent condition. Signed WALTHAM below the XII.

 

 

It is a registered design model that features a three piece CHROMED STEEL case that provides with glass cover of back lid. This watch was converted from pocket watch. The case, new custom made, fantastic, build of THE WANDOLEC ART STUDIO specially for this wonderful movement. The lugs are in great condition while the winding crown is in very good shape and operates properly. The case has MINERAL glasses on the front and back side. The case is decorated HIGH QUALITY ENGRAVING.

 

 

Peeking inside via the glass lid I find the manual wind, high grade, QUALITY 21 JEWELS, nickel-finished movement with GENEVA PATTERN, CIRCLE DAMASKEENING, FULL PLATE, SIX RAISED & SCREWED in GOLD JEWEL SETTINGS, BLUE BREGUET BALANCE SPRING & STAR SHAPE MICROMETER REGULATOR with GOLD STAR.

 

Full Plate: The gear train within full plate pocket watch movements is sandwiched between two metal plates while the balance cock is installed above the top plate. Early American 18s pocket watches are almost exclusively full plate designs.

 

Identification: The balance cock is attached to the top plate and the gear train is not easily seen.

 

The number of jewels used in watch movements increased over the last 150 years as jewelling grew less expensive and watches grew more accurate. The only bearings that really need to be jeweled in a watch are the ones in the going train - the gear train that transmits force from the mainspring barrel to the balance wheel - since only they are constantly under force from the mainspring. The wheels that turn the hands (the motion work) and the calendar wheels are not under load, while the ones that wind the mainspring (the keyless work) are used very seldom, so they do not wear significantly. Friction has the greatest effect in the wheels that move the fastest, so they benefit most from jewelling. So the first mechanism to be jeweled in watches was the balance wheel pivots, followed by the escapement. As more jeweled bearings were added, they were applied to slower moving wheels, and jewelling progressed up the going train toward the barrel. A 17 jewel watch has every bearing from the balance wheel to the mainspring barrel jeweled, so it was considered a 'fully jeweled' watch. In quality watches, to minimize positional error, capstones were added to the lever and escape wheel bearings, making 21 jewels.

 

The movement is signed WALTHAM,MASS – VANGUARD – 21 JEWELS – ADJUSTED. Also is signed the movement serial number #11.070.403. This serial number dates this watch to 1901 as per published production numbers. The movement has 18S size and caliber type Vanguard.

 

This beautiful pocket watch has the original WALTHAM movement in an excellent status which was very well saved, considering age of this watch. Mechanism has been recently serviced to ensure it winds and sets smoothly while keeping great, accurate time.

 

 

This is a “NAIL SET” watch so you don’t pull the crown out to set the time. Instead, you press the little button near the crown IN and then move the crown to set the hands, releasing the button once you’re finished. It’s easy, so don’t worry about getting the hang of it!

 

It is fitted on a new 22mm black genuine leather strap with chromed steel buckle that is vintage style and goes great with this wonderful watch.

 

Diameter (with crown):     60.00 mm
Diameter (without crown): 53.50 mm
Watch crystal diameter:  43.00 mm
Thickness:                      17.00 mm

 

This rare watch winds and set smoothly while keeping very good, accurate time.

 

Because of the vintage nature of the watch I cannot guarantee its absolute time keeping accuracy even if they are in good running condition and in some rare occasions may require additional adjustment.