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Enter the serial number from the pocket watch movement below. Do not use the case number. Tips for looking up your watch

How to Find Info About Your Pocket Watch

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  6. If the manufacturer is not listed on the site, you may have a "private label" watch or it may not be American-made.
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Pocket Watch Serial Number Lookup - Hamilton, South Bend, Illinois, Rockford, Waltham & Elgin Pocket Watches
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Waltham Vanguard #27538591 Details

Image of Waltham Vanguard #27538591 Movement
Movement Image

Image of Waltham Vanguard #27538591 Dial
Dial Image

Image of Waltham Vanguard #27538591 Case
Case Image

16s
1908
23j
Lever
Nickel
Goldfilled
Star Watch Case Co.
8387907
Back of case is two toned, like portion was heated.

Various hand etched markings on inside case cover

Below S/N
M 20901
7-13-?2 T
C3S

To right of logo
8743L
7781
W19h over 9-71

At bottom
R415
712-3-31

Left side of case
9030Bn

Top of case
11-1985

Upper right
45

Upper Left
Various numbers
WALTHAM Vanguard 23 Jewels
Lossier Inner Terminal Hair Spring
Vanguard Waltham Mass U.S.A.
6 Positions
23 Jewels
Adjusted
27538591