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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, Official Railroad Standard, Railroad Brotherhood Abbreviation, Mixed Run

Manufacturer: Ball - Waltham
Movement Serial Number: B221870
Grade: Official Standard
Model: 1899
Estimated Production Year: 1907
Size: 16s
Jewels: 19j
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted # of Positions: 5
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Railroad Grade: Yes
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Verifications & Observations

  • July 19, 2019:
    Serial Number B223093 was reported as accurate
  • July 19, 2019:
    Serial Number B223093 was reported as accurate
  • July 5, 2019:
    Serial Number B223409 was reported as accurate
  • May 2, 2019:
    Serial Number B219585 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: The movement is marked 17 Jewels
  • April 18, 2019:
    Serial Number B221884 was reported as accurate
  • April 1, 2019:
    Serial Number B220003 was reported as accurate
  • March 30, 2019:
    Serial Number B219544 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 17 jewels.
  • February 7, 2019:
    Serial Number B221122 was reported as accurate
  • December 29, 2018:
    Serial Number B220207 was reported as accurate
  • December 15, 2018:
    Serial Number B220760 was reported as accurate
  • December 12, 2018:
    Serial Number B220760 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 17 jewels on movement.
    Curator Response: Thanks for the report. If possible, please upload an image of the movement to your collection so we can take a closer look.
  • December 2, 2018:
    Serial Number B219678 was reported as accurate
  • November 12, 2018:
    Serial Number B220643 was reported as accurate
  • November 12, 2018:
    Serial Number B220643 was reported as accurate
  • November 3, 2018:
    Serial Number B220643 was reported as accurate
  • August 29, 2018:
    Serial Number B221502 was reported as accurate
  • July 21, 2018:
    Serial Number B223039 was reported as accurate
  • April 28, 2018:
    Serial Number B221418 was reported as accurate
  • April 19, 2018:
    Serial Number B221309 was reported as accurate
  • April 10, 2018:
    Serial Number B222654 was reported as accurate
  • March 30, 2018:
    Serial Number B220934 was reported as accurate
  • March 29, 2018:
    Serial Number B221870 was reported as accurate
  • January 10, 2018:
    Serial Number B222698 was reported as accurate
  • December 13, 2017:
    Serial Number B221400 was reported as accurate
  • December 2, 2017:
    Serial Number B223456 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • November 12, 2017:
    Serial Number B220950 was reported as accurate
  • October 25, 2017:
    Serial Number B222473 was reported as accurate
  • October 6, 2017:
    Serial Number B222434 was reported as accurate
  • September 8, 2017:
    Serial Number B222601 was reported as accurate
  • August 24, 2017:
    Serial Number B219661 was reported as accurate
  • August 24, 2017:
    Serial Number B219661 was reported as accurate
  • August 23, 2017:
    Serial Number B219661 was reported as accurate
  • August 23, 2017:
    Serial Number B219661 was reported as accurate
  • August 2, 2017:
    Serial Number B221071 was reported as accurate
  • July 18, 2017:
    Serial Number B223004 was reported as accurate
  • April 24, 2017:
    Serial Number B221519 was reported as accurate
  • April 10, 2017:
    Serial Number B219824 was reported as accurate
  • April 9, 2017:
    Serial Number B219824 was reported as accurate
  • April 5, 2017:
    Serial Number B223049 was reported as accurate
  • March 5, 2017:
    Serial Number B221689 was reported as accurate
  • March 5, 2017:
    Serial Number B221584 was reported as accurate
  • January 3, 2017:
    Serial Number B221333 was reported as accurate
  • December 28, 2016:
    Serial Number B221121 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: B221121 is a 19j. Pocket Watch RR
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 21j to 19j
  • November 4, 2016:
    Serial Number B221754 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 21j to 19j
  • October 7, 2016:
    Serial Number B220932 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 21j to 19j
  • September 21, 2016:
    Serial Number B223086 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 19j 12s
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 21j to 19j
  • September 8, 2016:
    Serial Number B221809 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 21j to 19j
  • August 30, 2016:
    Serial Number B220932 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 21j to 19j
  • August 20, 2016:
    Serial Number B222699 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: # of Jewels 19
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 21j to 19j
  • July 29, 2016:
    Serial Number B220932 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 21j to 19j
  • July 4, 2016:
    Serial Number B220709 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 21j to 19j
  • May 21, 2016:
    Serial Number B222684 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 19 jewels
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 21j to 19j
  • May 12, 2016:
    Serial Number B219642 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 19 JEWELS
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 21j to 19j
  • May 3, 2016:
    Serial Number B220936 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: This movement is 19 jewels.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 21j to 19j
  • January 9, 2016:
    Serial Number B219648 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: This movement is 19 jewels
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 21j to 19j
  • October 15, 2015:
    Serial Number B220142 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: My watch is marked 19 Jewels , Official Standard
    (RR)
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 21j to 19j
  • August 27, 2015:
    Serial Number B220401 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 21j to 19j
  • August 20, 2015:
    Serial Number B219810 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 21j to 19j
  • July 27, 2015:
    Serial Number B221747 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 19 Jewels
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 21j to 19j
  • July 27, 2015:
    Serial Number B221747 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 21j to 19j
  • July 21, 2015:
    Serial Number B220936 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 19j
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 21j to 19j
  • May 30, 2015:
    Serial Number B222472 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 19 Jewels instead of 21 Jewels. I own this serial
    number.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 21j to 19j
  • April 18, 2015:
    Serial Number B219631 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 21j to 19j
  • April 9, 2015:
    Serial Number B219657 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 21j to 19j
  • March 10, 2015:
    Serial Number B220193 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 21j to 19j
  • March 10, 2015:
    Serial Number B220193 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 21j to 19j
  • March 9, 2015:
    Serial Number B220193 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 21j to 19j
  • January 30, 2015:
    Serial Number B222580 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: this movement already reported and it is 19 jewels
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 21j to 19j
  • January 30, 2015:
    Serial Number B222580 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 21j to 19j
  • January 16, 2015:
    Serial Number B220777 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 21j to 19j
  • January 15, 2015:
    Serial Number B220777 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 21j to 19j
  • January 15, 2015:
    Serial Number B222580 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: This serial # is a 19 jewel movement not 21. Has
    official RR standard on dial.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 21j to 19j
  • January 11, 2015:
    Serial Number B221428 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 19j, not 21j
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 21j to 19j
  • December 31, 2014:
    Serial Number B222152 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 21j to 19j
  • December 12, 2014:
    Serial Number B220554 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 21j to 19j
  • December 9, 2014:
    Serial Number B220554 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: jewels are wrong
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 21j to 19j
  • November 21, 2014:
    Serial Number B220554 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Watch is 19j ball
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 21j to 19j
  • October 17, 2014:
    Serial Number B221389 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: number of jewels
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 21j to 19j
    Plate changed from Unknown to 3/4
  • October 17, 2014:
    Serial Number B221389 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 21j to 19j
  • October 1, 2014:
    Serial Number B223000 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 19j not 21j
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 21j to 19j
    Plate changed from Unknown to 3/4
  • September 9, 2014:
    Serial Number B221140 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 19 Jewel Model
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 21j to 19j
    Plate changed from Unknown to 3/4
  • May 2, 2014:
    Serial Number B221299 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 21j to 19j
    Plate changed from Unknown to 3/4
  • September 2, 2013:
    Serial Number B220942 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Unlike the others, this movement is marked 19
    jewels. It also is a 3/4 plate movement with a
    going barrel.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 21j to 19j
    Plate changed from Unknown to 3/4
  • September 1, 2013:
    Serial Number B223089 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 19j not 21!
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 21j to 19j
    Plate changed from Unknown to 3/4
  • August 30, 2013:
    Serial Number B223089 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 21j to 19j
  • August 2, 2013:
    Serial Number B220725 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 17j not 21
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 21j to 19j
    Plate changed from Unknown to 3/4
  • July 25, 2013:
    Serial Number B219765 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: movement stamped 19jewels
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 21j to 19j
    Plate changed from Unknown to 3/4
  • June 21, 2013:
    Serial Number B220928 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 21j to 19j
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