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Pocket Watch Serial Number Lookup - Hamilton, South Bend, Illinois, Rockford, Waltham & Elgin Pocket Watches
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Grade: No. 620

Manufacturer: Waltham
Manufacturer Location: Waltham, Massachusetts
Movement Serial Number: 22747835
Grade: No. 620
Model: 1908
Estimated Production Year: 1919
Run Quantity: 5,000
Total Production: 354,099
Size: 16s
Jewels: 15j
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Pendant
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Regulator: Patent
Hairspring: Breguet
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
Data Research: 1954 Waltham "Gray Book" List
Research Note: Some movements in this run feature gold-flashed train plates.
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Verifications & Observations

22743001
Verification Serial Map
22748000
  • January 27, 2020:
    Serial Number 22744753 was reported as accurate
  • January 27, 2020:
    Serial Number 22744753 was reported as accurate
  • January 20, 2020:
    Serial Number 22744753 was reported as accurate
  • August 29, 2019:
    Serial Number 22745503 was reported as accurate
  • August 29, 2019:
    Serial Number 22745503 was reported as accurate
  • June 26, 2019:
    Serial Number 22743817 was reported as accurate
  • March 20, 2018:
    Serial Number 22745531 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: this has a Nickel Finish - looks like the top
    photo in the circle -
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Gold Flashed to Nickel
  • March 25, 2017:
    Serial Number 22747835 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Gold Flashed to Nickel
  • March 3, 2017:
    Serial Number 22747835 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: The plates on my movement are gold colored nickel
  • December 11, 2016:
    Serial Number 22744807 was reported as accurate
  • October 30, 2016:
    Serial Number 22745776 was reported as accurate
  • June 12, 2016:
    Serial Number 22744392 was reported as accurate
  • May 3, 2016:
    Serial Number 22746374 was reported as accurate
  • December 14, 2015:
    Serial Number 22744392 was reported as accurate
  • June 15, 2015:
    Serial Number 22743217 was reported as accurate
  • May 22, 2015:
    Serial Number 22745670 was reported as accurate
  • March 7, 2015:
    Serial Number 22743629 was reported as accurate
  • August 8, 2014:
    Serial Number 22745558 was reported as accurate
  • July 30, 2013:
    Serial Number 22747563 was reported as accurate
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