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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: B224694
Grade: Official Standard
Model: 1899
Estimated Production Year: 1907
Size: 16s
Jewels: 17j
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

  • August 4, 2019:
    Serial Number B223956 was reported as accurate
  • July 29, 2019:
    Serial Number B224382 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: BRT logo on movement and dial in Grey, green and
    red, otherwise correct
  • July 11, 2019:
    Serial Number B224821 was reported as accurate
  • February 25, 2019:
    Serial Number B224731 was reported as accurate
  • February 4, 2019:
    Serial Number B224446 was reported as accurate
  • January 29, 2019:
    Serial Number B224446 was reported as accurate
  • January 13, 2019:
    Serial Number B223791 was reported as accurate
  • December 22, 2018:
    Serial Number B223956 was reported as accurate
  • October 15, 2018:
    Serial Number B224432 was reported as accurate
  • December 29, 2017:
    Serial Number B224830 was reported as accurate
  • December 1, 2017:
    Serial Number B224830 was reported as accurate
  • November 6, 2017:
    Serial Number B224830 was reported as accurate
  • April 18, 2017:
    Serial Number B223856 was reported as accurate
  • February 23, 2017:
    Serial Number B223897 was reported as accurate
  • January 25, 2017:
    Serial Number B224295 was reported as accurate
  • December 25, 2016:
    Serial Number B224027 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 21j to 17j
  • July 14, 2016:
    Serial Number B224164 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: movement is 17 jewels
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 21j to 17j
  • February 9, 2016:
    Serial Number B224295 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: mine is 17 jewels adj 5 positions
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 21j to 17j
  • January 21, 2016:
    Serial Number B224300 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 21j to 17j
  • January 18, 2016:
    Serial Number B224300 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 21j to 17j
  • January 15, 2016:
    Serial Number B224300 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 21j to 17j
  • October 16, 2015:
    Serial Number B224203 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: This movement when it still existed was a 17
    jewel.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 21j to 17j
  • September 19, 2015:
    Serial Number B224199 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 21j to 17j
  • August 8, 2015:
    Serial Number B223517 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 21j to 17j
  • July 17, 2015:
    Serial Number B224694 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 17 Jewels
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 21j to 17j
  • April 21, 2015:
    Serial Number B224706 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: B224706 is 17J, the rest is correct.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 21j to 17j
  • January 18, 2015:
    Serial Number B224668 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 17 jewels not 21 jewels *****@roadrunner.com
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 21j to 17j
  • October 26, 2014:
    Serial Number B224910 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: wrong jewels
    Curator Response: Please always indicate the jewel count of your watch when submitting an error report. Simply stating that the jewel count is incorrect does not help.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 21j to 17j
    Plate changed from Unknown to 3/4
  • August 12, 2014:
    Serial Number B224794 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 17 jewel...not 21
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 21j to 17j
    Plate changed from Unknown to 3/4
  • June 30, 2014:
    Serial Number B224604 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 17 jewels sapphire pallet
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 21j to 17j
    Plate changed from Unknown to 3/4
  • May 5, 2014:
    Serial Number B223574 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: B223574 is a 17-Jewel movement, correctly marked,
    fronting ORRS 24-Hour with red radial 13-24 dial
    *****@roadrunner.com
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 21j to 17j
    Plate changed from Unknown to 3/4
  • May 4, 2014:
    Serial Number B223712 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 17 jewel
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 21j to 17j
    Plate changed from Unknown to 3/4
  • February 17, 2014:
    Serial Number B224604 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 21j to 17j
  • February 16, 2014:
    Serial Number B224604 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: My watch, serial # B224604 is a 17 jewel movement.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 21j to 17j
    Plate changed from Unknown to 3/4
  • February 13, 2014:
    Serial Number B224732 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 21j to 17j
  • February 13, 2014:
    Serial Number B224732 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 21j to 17j
  • December 8, 2013:
    Serial Number B224706 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Note: 17 jewel, 3/4 plate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 21j to 17j
    Plate changed from Unknown to 3/4
  • December 1, 2013:
    Serial Number B223729 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 17 jewel not 21
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 21j to 17j
    Plate changed from Unknown to 3/4
  • November 21, 2013:
    Serial Number B223740 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 17 JEWEL
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 21j to 17j
    Plate changed from Unknown to 3/4
  • October 29, 2013:
    Serial Number B223517 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 17 jewel not 21
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 21j to 17j
    Plate changed from Unknown to 3/4
  • July 31, 2013:
    Serial Number B223556 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Marked 17 jewels
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 21j to 17j
    Plate changed from Unknown to 3/4
  • July 5, 2013:
    Serial Number B223574 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 21j to 17j
  • June 24, 2013:
    Serial Number B224203 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 17 jewel not 21
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 21j to 17j
    Plate changed from Unknown to 3/4
  • June 16, 2013:
    Serial Number B224199 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 17 jewel, instead of 21
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 21j to 17j
    Plate changed from Unknown to 3/4
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