SpeakEasy with Montgomery Dial
Rare 21 jewel Burlington movement from 1921
Steel case. Water Resistant to 50 meters (150 feet). The Speakeasy case is evocative of the Roaring 20's in the USA. Art Deco was the design of the era, and is reflected in architecture (Empire State Building, Chrysler Building), art (Picasso), and fashion. Numbered No 14
44mm wide, 13.5 mm thick, 56 mm end to end.
Rare 21 jewel Burlington USA vintage pocket watch movement. manufactured in 1921. Adjusted to temperature and positions. Swan neck regulator. Rose gold train wheels. Rose gold jewel cups.
Original to the movement, Burlington “Montgomery Dial”. Slight hairline cracks in dial. Hard to see with the naked eye. Original blued steel “Spear” hands with red enamel tips.
The Montgomery Safety Dial was invented by Henry S. Montgomery, the General Watch and Clock Inspector from 1896 to 1923 for the Santa Fe Railway. The Montgomery Dial featured an outer track with individual minutes numbered from 1 to 60. The dial first appeared around 1904, and was used across the entire Santa Fe Railway system to help ensure the safety of Santa Fe crew members and passengers. Santa Fe used mercury-pendulum regulators at all crew change points across the system for crewmen to set their pocket watches, and the Montgomery Safety Dial helped to ensure accurate time readings. A “true” Montgomery dial has the “6” inside the seconds bit.
Shown with a matte black crocodile strap, made in Italy
This watch is One-of-a-Kind.
All Rpaige watches come with a one year warranty.