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How to Find Info About Your Pocket Watch

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Pocket Watch Serial Number Lookup - Hamilton, South Bend, Illinois, Rockford, Waltham & Elgin Pocket Watches
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Grade: P.S. Bartlett

Manufacturer: Waltham
Manufacturer Location: Waltham, Massachusetts
Movement Serial Number: 14020431
Grade: P.S. Bartlett
Model: 1892
Estimated Production Year: 1904
Run Quantity: 2,000
Total Production: 38,350
Size: 18s
Jewels: 17j
Movement Configuration: Hunting
Movement Finish: Two-Tone
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: Full Plate
Regulator: Patent
Hairspring: Breguet
Adjusted: Yes
Railroad Grade: No
Data Research: 1954 Waltham "Gray Book" List
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Verifications & Observations

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  • November 7, 2019:
    Serial Number 14020456 was reported as accurate
  • October 14, 2019:
    Serial Number 14020274 was reported as accurate
  • July 23, 2019:
    Serial Number 14021371 was reported as accurate
  • February 7, 2019:
    Serial Number 14020992 was reported as accurate
  • June 10, 2018:
    Serial Number 14020492 was reported as accurate
  • March 4, 2018:
    Serial Number 14019997 was reported as accurate
  • October 23, 2017:
    Serial Number 14019827 was reported as accurate
  • August 9, 2017:
    Serial Number 14019730 was reported as accurate
  • May 22, 2017:
    Serial Number 14020565 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Model 1892, 2-tone finish.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1883 to 1892
  • March 10, 2017:
    Serial Number 14020431 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1883 to 1892
  • December 24, 2014:
    Serial Number 14020431 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Model: 1892
    Movement Finish: Two-Tone Nickel/Gold
    Railroad Grade: No
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Two-Tone
    Factory Model changed from 1883 to 1892
  • November 30, 2014:
    Serial Number 14019793 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Year 1892, full plate nickle two tone finish
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1883 to 1892
  • August 10, 2014:
    Serial Number 14021404 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1883 to 1892
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