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Pocket Watch Serial Number Lookup - Hamilton, South Bend, Illinois, Rockford, Waltham & Elgin Pocket Watches
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Grade: Official Standard

Manufactured by Waltham, Commercial Standard, Mixed Run

Manufacturer: Ball - Waltham
Movement Serial Number: B211130
Grade: Official Standard
Model: 1899
Estimated Production Year: 1905
Size: 16s
Jewels: 19j
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Adjusted: Yes
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Verifications & Observations

  • May 29, 2019:
    Serial Number B211972 was reported as accurate
  • May 12, 2019:
    Serial Number B211298 was reported as accurate
  • April 13, 2019:
    Serial Number B211757 was reported as accurate
  • April 9, 2019:
    Serial Number B211249 was reported as accurate
  • March 23, 2019:
    Serial Number B211084 was reported as accurate
  • February 17, 2019:
    Serial Number B211920 was reported as accurate
  • February 12, 2019:
    Serial Number B211920 was reported as accurate
  • January 29, 2019:
    Serial Number B211130 was reported as accurate
  • January 18, 2019:
    Serial Number B211391 was reported as accurate
  • December 26, 2018:
    Serial Number B211130 was reported as accurate
  • December 26, 2018:
    Serial Number B211005 was reported as accurate
  • November 17, 2018:
    Serial Number B211793 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 16j hunter pendant set
  • October 19, 2018:
    Serial Number B211084 was reported as accurate
  • September 8, 2018:
    Serial Number B211138 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Open face not hunting, 19j not 16j as listed,
    Official Standard not commercial standard as
    listed
    Curator Response: Attempted to evaluate photos on the eBay auction. However, the images were not clear and this information could not be verified. Updates to database from various reports.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from Commercial Standard to Official Standard
    Jewels changed from 16j to 19j
    Movement Configuration changed from Hunting to Openface
  • August 23, 2018:
    Serial Number B211585 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from Commercial Standard to Official Standard
    Jewels changed from 16j to 19j
    Movement Configuration changed from Hunting to Openface
  • April 23, 2018:
    Serial Number B211321 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: not commercial standard ... should be official
    standard
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from Commercial Standard to Official Standard
    Jewels changed from 16j to 19j
    Movement Configuration changed from Hunting to Openface
  • August 3, 2017:
    Serial Number B211991 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: My watch is definitely a 19 jewel Ball Waltham
    Official Standard and NOT the Commercial Standard
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from Commercial Standard to Official Standard
    Jewels changed from 16j to 19j
    Movement Configuration changed from Hunting to Openface
  • February 1, 2017:
    Serial Number B211236 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from Commercial Standard to Official Standard
    Jewels changed from 16j to 19j
    Movement Configuration changed from Hunting to Openface
  • December 9, 2016:
    Serial Number B211785 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from Commercial Standard to Official Standard
    Jewels changed from 16j to 19j
    Movement Configuration changed from Hunting to Openface
  • November 15, 2016:
    Serial Number B211389 was reported as accurate
  • July 17, 2015:
    Serial Number B211358 was reported as accurate
  • April 16, 2015:
    Serial Number B211996 was reported as accurate
  • January 8, 2015:
    Serial Number B211005 was reported as accurate
  • November 2, 2014:
    Serial Number B211826 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Plate changed from Unknown to 3/4
  • September 15, 2013:
    Serial Number B211213 was reported as accurate
  • September 15, 2013:
    Serial Number B211213 was reported as accurate
  • June 16, 2013:
    Serial Number B211210 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Brotherhood of locomotive engineers
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Plate changed from Unknown to 3/4
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