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Grade: Riverside

Mixed Run: Factory records designate 19-jewels while 21-jewel examples verified in run

Manufacturer: Waltham
Manufacturer Location: Waltham, Massachusetts
Movement Serial Number: 24508703
Grade: Riverside
Model: 1924 Col.b
Estimated Production Year: 1923
Run Quantity: 1,000
Total Production: 15,000
Size: 12s
Jewels: 19j    Mixed Run
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Setting: Pendant
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted to Position: Yes
Railroad Grade: No
Data Research: 1954 Waltham "Gray Book" List
Research Note: Waltham Serial Ledgers designate this run as "Col." Model 1924 (Colonial B). Waltham Serial Lists designate this run as 19 Jewels. However, #24508703 Verified as (Plugged) 21-Jewels. #24508638 Reported as 21 Jewels.
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  • November 30, 2018:
    Serial Number 24508691 was reported as accurate
  • December 28, 2015:
    Serial Number 24508583 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from Colonial to 1924 Col.b
  • June 14, 2015:
    Serial Number 24508638 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 21jewels
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from Colonial to 1924 Col.b