Waltham Vanguard Signed Canadian Dial PW
Here we have a Railroad Grade Waltham Vanguard pocketwatch in great original condition, made for the Canadian market. Even better still – the dial is signed “Waltham Vanguard 23 Jewels”. Very rare to see!
The watch features Waltham’s top of the line railroad grade movement: the 23-jewel Vanguard marked adjusted to 5 positions, and features diamond end stones on the balance. Very few of these 23-jewel Vanguard had diamond endstones. It also features a rose gold center wheel, rose gold jewel settings, and rose gold timing screws that make for a very pretty presentation. This movement is in great shape, bright with very few signs of wear. Some very slight pitting on the crown wheel that shows up very dark in the photos (our camera and lightbox pick up every tiny detail).
The original porcelain dial is done in the Canadian 24-hr style with big bold Arabic numerals. There are some very minor hairlines, but they will clean up nicely with some soaking.
The 10k gold filled case is signed “Fortune, Made in Canada”. It shows some signs of use including some wearthrough at the bow/crown, but in very good condition overall. Made in 1907, serial number 16029468.
*Please note: The photos below are of the watch in its current, unrestored condition.
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.
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.