This movement was manufactured in 1907 by the Waltham Watch Company outside of Boston. The Crescent Street grade gets its name from the street on which the original Waltham factory was located, and it was predominantly made for use on the railroad. Crescent Street's have a high level of decoration as well as outstanding performance.
This excellent condition piece features waved damascening and checkered graining on the iconic Waltham split style nickel plated bridges, 21 precision cut ruby and sapphire jewels, gold jewel settings, gold center wheel, gold starwheel regulator, adjustment to 5 positions, and adjustment for temperature.
The blued steel, heavy whipped-spade style hands point to bold, black, traditionally serifed Arabic numerals. The original metal dial shows obvious signs of wear and patina. This movement is one of 23,225 made.
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