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Great movement, Derek. If you ever think of selling it drop me a note. What dial goes with it?

Odin was a Norse god in mythology. The name was corrupted by the English into "Woden" in Saxony legend, from which comes our modern Wednesday - or Day of Woden.

Odin was the father of Thor, god of thunder - and the etymology behind our Thursday, or Day of Thor.
 
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An absolutely beautiful piece of watchmaking Eric. It is indeed one of the finest of the Crescent Streets.

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The most dazzling of the Crescent Streets, a 17-jewel straight nickel 18-size Model '83:
 
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Here is "Odin" face - nice dial but nothing special. Would have been better with a painting of a Viking" long boat" coming down a fjord.

 
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And "Odin" case. A heavy 4oz Illinois Sterling silver with gold stag.

 
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One of my favorite "92s" An early Crescent St two tone with a Santa Fe dial. I think they were matched together for that railway, sorry -railroad.

 
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And the Santa Fe dial.

 
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Here is my Waltham 18 size, 23 jewel Vanguard

 
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Movement close-up

 
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And Derek it comes equipped with a Santa Fe "RAILWAY" System Standard Dial, while many systems in the United States were called railroad some like the Santa Fe, were railways, like we have here in Canada.

Larry

 
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Santa Fe dial close-up

 
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Beautiful examples, gentlemen.
 
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Larry, your Vanguard movement looks new.

The first public steam railway was opened in 1825 - the Stockton & Darlington Railway which is about 10 miles from where I live. You boys followed a few years later. In those days A. Dennison would be wondering what to do with his life before starting to work.
 
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Derek, in the spring of 1980 I visited Britain, and spent a week in London, then I traveled with a British Rail pass that I have bought in Canada before leaving, I traveled first class on the Inner-City 125's going northward stopping at York for an overnight stay to see the British Railway Museum, I then went to Middlesborogh, and took a side trip to Whitby, and road the Yorkshire Moors Railway between Grosmont and Pickering, continuing northward I stopped overnight Edinborough, then on to Aberdeen, Elgin, and Nairn my father's birthplace, where I stayed a few days then on to Inverness and back to London via Glascow, a great adventure.

A photo from the North Yorkshire Moors Railway

 
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North Yorkshire Moors Railway station at Pickering

 
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Well Larry, you`ve just made my day. A lot of the places you mentioned are my home ground. My wife & I get to Whitby & York every couple of months.My wife`s ancestors, the Walkers, were shipbuilders in Whitby many ,many years ago & went on to sail with Capt.Cook -the man who discovered Australia & other bits & pieces. Scotland - if you get the weather, is the most beautiful place on Earth(after Yorkshire). Grosmont- a railway run by volunteers has many old steamers including "Mallard" the fastest steam locomotive. Anyway, I digress, your Vanguard still looks like new.
 
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Derek, it's a small world isn't it, I enjoyed my stay in Whitby, fascinating history, I read Bram Stoker's novel Dracula in junior high school, and when I arrived the scene there was just as described in the novel. Thank you for your compliment on my watch, and I hope I'm not offending anyone cluttering up this Crescent Street thread, with these postings.

 
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My Model 83 Appleton and Tracy 2 Tone

 
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The Dial

 
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Here is my Model 92 Crescent St

 
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Model 57 made in 1860

 
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The name "Appleton Tracy" just rolls off the tongue, and came in many patterns within the 18-size models.

The AT&Co is another one of the seven named grades in the Model 92 family, and is one of my favorites:

 
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This one is fronted by the standard Arabic dial:

 
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