This movement was originally manufactured in 1913 by the Waltham Watch Company outside of Boston. The Vanguard was one of Waltham's highest grades, and Waltham used its precision machining and production prowess to sell the Vanguard for a reasonable price despite its beauty and quality.
This excellent condition piece features checkered and waved damascening, the iconic Waltham split style nickel plated bridges, 23 precision cut ruby and sapphire jewels, gold jewel settings, gold gilt lettering, an Ohlson spring regulator, adjustment to 5 positions, and adjustment for temperature.
The blued steel, whipped spade style hands point to bright, bold, 'boxcar' style sans-serif Arabic numerals. The original dial is lightly worn, single sunk enamel. This movement is one of 175,450 made.
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