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How to Find Info About Your Pocket Watch

The Pocket Watch Database has compiled data covering the major American pocket watch manufacturers and created an easy way to find information using the serial number on the watch movement. Here are a few tips to find information about your pocket watch:

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Grade: A.T. & Co.

Manufacturer: Waltham
Manufacturer Location: Waltham, Massachusetts
Movement Serial Number: 1954782
Grade: A.T. & Co.
Model: 1879
Estimated Production Date: March 1883 - June 1883
Run Quantity: 500
Total Production: 8,003
Size: 18s
Jewels: 15j
Jewel Setting: Screw-Set
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Signing Style: Mixed
Movement Inlay Color: None
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: Full Plate
Train: Slow
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted to Position: Yes
Movement Markings: Appleton, Tracy & Co.
Waltham, Mass.
Adjusted.
Pat. Pinion
Data Research: 1954 Waltham "Gray Book" List
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Verifications & Observations

1954501
Verification Serial Map
1955000
  • June 2, 2020:
    Serial Number 1954757 was reported as accurate
  • September 25, 2019:
    Serial Number 1954928 was reported as accurate
  • September 25, 2019:
    Serial Number 1954928 was reported as accurate
  • April 7, 2019:
    Serial Number 1954891 was reported as accurate
  • September 24, 2017:
    Serial Number 1954852 was reported as accurate
  • September 13, 2014:
    Serial Number 1954604 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: It is an Appleton Tracy Co. and Railroad Grade.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1877 to 1879
    Adjusted changed from No to Yes
  • November 18, 2013:
    Serial Number 1954782 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Lever set
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1877 to 1879
    Adjusted changed from No to Yes
  • November 17, 2013:
    Serial Number 1954782 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Appleton Tracy Co. And is adjusted
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1877 to 1879
    Adjusted changed from No to Yes
  • May 16, 2013:
    Serial Number 1954642 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1877 to 1879
    Adjusted changed from No to Yes
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