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Waltham Model 1870 Crescent Street, c.1871 [Movement]

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Crescent St., 18-Size, Key-Wind, Key-Set, Gilt Plates, 15 Jewels, Woerd's 1870 Patent Regulator, Gold Balance Screws, c.1871.
Crescent St., 18-Size, Key-Wind, Key-Set, Gilt Plates, 15 Jewels, Woerd’s 1870 Patent Regulator, Gold Balance Screws, c.1871.

The Waltham Model 1870 Crescent Street was the first watch to be advertised for railroad service, igniting a specialty market that would carry the American watch industry for nearly a century. ⠀

This particular watch represents the first variation: key-wind/key-set from the back. This design was on the market for approximately a year before Waltham began to transition to a stem-wind/lever-set design. As a result of the shorter production period and significance in the railroad industry, these watches a more desirable by collectors. ⠀

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