5cm (50mm) across the case. Waltham Vanguard 23 Jewel 1919. Screw on front and rear covers and a pop off dust cover, base metal "Tivoli" case made by Illinois Watch Case Co. Fine condition light surface scratches commensurate with age, very small ding to rear cover, some age patina on inside of rear cover. Patterned rear cover. Dial in good condition, small hairline crack at 4 O'clock, no chips, signed "Waltham". Blued steel Rail Road hands, Arabic numbers. The Vanguard 23 jewel movement is in fantastic condition, dates to 1919, running well and keeping very good time. Acrylic crystal in great condition. Serviced including modern "unbreakable" alloy mainspring. This is a Rail Road grade time piece, it does not, however, have the lever setting, it is set buy the traditional way using the crown. It has either been factory or professionally converted at some point, the base model is a 1908 so an easy conversion as the crown set mechanism can simply be put in place, it has the cut away and screw holes for the lever if it was to be converted back to lever set.
Servicing is defined as the piece being disassembled, cleaned, inspected and adjusted if necessary. It is then re-assembled and correctly oiled, timed for accuracy and adjusted if required. The mainspring will be replaced with a modern alloy type and the piece will be bench-tested for at least one day.
I restore all of my watches to a fully working condition. It is my aim to provide a watch that is not only running but working to a usable state. My watches can be worn and used for their intended purpose on a daily basis. The time keeping should certainly be within +- 5 minuted per 24 hours but I aim for +-3 or better. I do offer guarantees, the details of which can be found on my website for Time Pocket Watches. I have many years experience and a vast catalogue of Waltham spares and parts.
My highly detailed photographs show the watch in detail, this level of detail is not normally seen by the naked eye. The watch will look even better in real life.
£299.00 Regular Price