Here we have a Railroad Grade Waltham Vanguard pocketwatch in a signed Fahy’s 14k gold filled “RR” Railroad Swing-Out case. Not something you often see. One more thing – the enamel dial is signed “Waltham Vanguard 23 Jewels”. Very cool!
The watch features Waltham’s top of the line railroad grade movement: the 23-jewel Vanguard marked adjusted to 5 positions. It also features a rose gold center wheel, rose gold jewel settings, and micrometer regulator, all makes for a very pretty presentation. This movement is in great shape, bright with very few signs of wear. A wonderful piece of American Industrial History that is nearly 90 years old and still capable of keeping time today.
Photos are of the watch in its current, unrestored state.
The price includes full restoration and repair. The work will be performed after purchase. This entails proper service of the movement, a new mainspring, and anything else that would be necessary to bring the watch into proper working order. Case cleaning and refinishing are also included. The extent of case refinishing, if any will be left up to the new owner.
Once you’ve made your purchase, please contact us so we may discuss the restoration and case refinishing.
Please allow 1-2 weeks after purchase for service to be completed.
Our goal is to achieve what we refer to as “Sympathetic Restoration”; in other words, bringing the watch back as close as possible to its original appearance without the need to remove all signs of its former life. We don’t want to dramatically change its history.
During the restoration, we only use period-correct parts, and in most cases, genuine factory parts from the same time period as the watch.