Here we have a stunning Waltham Vanguard. This high grade 16 size pocketwatch features diamond end-stones as cap jewels for the balance. The 23-jewel movement features a gold center wheel, gold jewel settings and gold timing screws. The gold-filled case comes with a correct glass crystal in good condition. It shows a small amount of wear, mainly at the bow, but in great shape for a watch made in 1915. The dial is in outstanding condition with bold, boxy Arabic hour markers,. It’s signed “Watham Vanguard 23 Jewels” and features original matched blue steel hands.
The photos below are of the watch in its current, unrestored state. No polishing or refinishing has been done.
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.
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 we only use period-correct parts, and in most cases, genuine factory parts from the same time period as the watch.