The much more expensive Maximus model and the cheaper Vanguard had same accuracy. There were variations in finish, decoration and parts over 40 years such that the Vanguard movements looked superior to the Maximus at certain times. Showing here a 1908 Van, and 1900 Max. The Van has better jewel mounts, gold lettering, better regulator, same diamond caps. Would appreciate comments pro and con about my observations that the early Vanguards were not much inferior to the Max. Prompted to do this because of fresh record photos of Van in glass back case that looks better than the Max in my opinion.