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

Mixed Run: 7-Jewel and 15-Jewel Movements

Manufacturer: Waltham
Manufacturer Location: Waltham, Massachusetts
Movement Serial Number: 11281483
Grade: Seaside
Model: 1890
Estimated Production Year: 1902
Run Quantity: 11,000
Total Production: 993,698
Size: 6s
Jewels: 15j    Mixed Run
Movement Configuration: Hunting
Movement Setting: Pendant
Plate: 3/4 Split Plate
Hairspring: Breguet
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
Data Research: 1954 Waltham "Gray Book" List
Research Note: Waltham Serial Lists designate this run as Grade "Seaside" with 7-15 Jewels.
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Verifications & Observations

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  • December 10, 2019:
    Serial Number 11282977 was reported as accurate
  • November 7, 2019:
    Serial Number 11282580 was reported as accurate
  • July 20, 2018:
    Serial Number 11282947 was reported as accurate
  • July 15, 2018:
    Serial Number 11284298 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Hunter movement 7 jewels
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • July 15, 2018:
    Serial Number 11284298 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • June 11, 2018:
    Serial Number 11286122 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Serial number 11286122 Seaside model 1890 is 7
    jewel, not 15.

    Thank you for making this amazing resource
    available!

    Roger
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • March 21, 2018:
    Serial Number 11287447 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • March 14, 2018:
    Serial Number 11283642 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • March 5, 2018:
    Serial Number 11287867 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • February 2, 2018:
    Serial Number 11288728 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • May 12, 2017:
    Serial Number 11280467 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • March 13, 2017:
    Serial Number 11289817 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • December 28, 2016:
    Serial Number 11285845 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • August 1, 2016:
    Serial Number 11289528 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • July 6, 2016:
    Serial Number 11289399 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • June 30, 2016:
    Serial Number 11289528 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • April 22, 2015:
    Serial Number 11284345 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • April 9, 2015:
    Serial Number 11282056 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
    Plate changed from Unknown to 3/4 Split
  • November 22, 2014:
    Serial Number 11290148 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • July 6, 2014:
    Serial Number 11283112 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • March 4, 2014:
    Serial Number 11284843 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • January 30, 2014:
    Serial Number 11282873 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • November 29, 2013:
    Serial Number 11283126 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: my movement is 7 jewels - otherwise accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
    Plate changed from Unknown to 3/4 Split
  • September 7, 2013:
    Serial Number 11283888 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Mine is a 7j model. I have read elsewhere that
    this movement came in a 7j-15j range.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
    Plate changed from Unknown to 3/4 Split
  • June 1, 2013:
    Serial Number 11281431 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • June 1, 2013:
    Serial Number 11281431 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • May 19, 2013:
    Serial Number 11280089 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
    Plate changed from Unknown to 3/4 Split
  • January 25, 2013:
    Serial Number 11281100 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
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