Waltham Crescent Street Railroad Pocket Watch

Waltham Crescent Street Railroad Pocket Watch

Item-1203
$325.00
Waltham Crescent Street Railroad Pocket Watch
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Waltham Crescent Street Railroad Pocket Watch

Item-1203
$325.00

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Waltham Crescent Street Railroad Pocket Watch

The Crescent Street was the first American Watch specifically designed for use by the Railroads.

Details:
MAKE

Manufacturer: Waltham
Model: Crescent Street
Country: USA
Type: Man's
Serial #: 25,405,982
Circa Date: 1926
CASE
Size: 16 Size.
Style: Open Face, swing out case.
Material: Nickel.
Decorations: Plain.
Conditions:
C 3 (The case is in Very Good condition)
DIAL
Color: White.
Type: Double Sunk, Porcelain Dial.
Numerals: Arabic Numerals.
Hands: Spade Hands.
Conditions:
D 3 (The dial is in Very Good condition)
MOVEMENT
Jewels: 21 Jewels.
Setting: * Lever Set.
Escapement: Lever Escapement.
Adjustments: Adjusted to 5 Positions.
Material: Nickel.
Layout: 3/4-Plate Layout.
Signed: Yes.
Conditions:
M 3 (The movement is in Very Good condition)
* Mandatory for all railroad watches after roughly 1908, this kind of pocket watch was set by opening the crystal and bezel and pulling out the setting-lever (most hunter cases have levers accessible without removing the crystal or bezel), which was generally found at either the 10 or 2 o'clock positions on open-faced watches, and at 5:00 on hunting cased watches. Once the lever was pulled out, the crown could be turned to set the time. The lever was then pushed back in and the crystal and bezel were closed over the dial again. This method of time setting on pocket watches was preferred by American and Canadian railroads, as lever setting watches make accidental time changes impossible. After 1908, lever setting was generally required for new watches entering service on American railroads.