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

Manufacturer: Waltham
Manufacturer Location: Waltham, Massachusetts
Movement Serial Number: 25401474
Grade: Vanguard
Model: 1908
Estimated Production Year: 1926
Run Quantity: 2,000
Total Production: 177,450
Size: 16s
Jewels: 23j
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Hairspring: Lossier
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted to Position: Yes
Adjusted # of Positions: 6
Wind Indicator Available: Yes
Wind Indicator Present: Yes
Quality Rating:
Data Research: 1954 Waltham "Gray Book" List
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Verifications & Observations

25401001
Verification Serial Map
25403000
  • August 28, 2019:
    Serial Number 25401462 was reported as accurate
  • August 26, 2019:
    Serial Number 25401462 was reported as accurate
  • August 26, 2019:
    Serial Number 25401462 was reported as accurate
  • August 23, 2019:
    Serial Number 25401462 was reported as accurate
  • August 7, 2019:
    Serial Number 25402173 was reported as accurate
  • July 28, 2019:
    Serial Number 25401993 was reported as accurate
  • June 18, 2019:
    Serial Number 25402173 was reported as accurate
  • May 11, 2019:
    Serial Number 25401474 was reported as accurate
  • August 5, 2018:
    Serial Number 25402861 was reported as accurate
  • July 25, 2018:
    Serial Number 25402617 was reported as accurate
  • July 20, 2018:
    Serial Number 25402303 was reported as accurate
  • April 28, 2018:
    Serial Number 25402981 was reported as accurate
  • December 1, 2017:
    Serial Number 25402121 was reported as accurate
  • September 23, 2017:
    Serial Number 25402303 was reported as accurate
  • April 17, 2017:
    Serial Number 25401220 was reported as accurate
  • November 4, 2016:
    Serial Number 25402592 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Only to add this one's a Wind Indicator. Cheers.
    duffy l.
  • September 7, 2016:
    Serial Number 25401660 was reported as accurate
  • September 7, 2016:
    Serial Number 25401660 was reported as accurate
  • July 31, 2016:
    Serial Number 25401220 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • July 27, 2015:
    Serial Number 25401403 was reported as accurate
  • July 27, 2015:
    Serial Number 25401403 was reported as accurate
  • May 2, 2015:
    Serial Number 25401519 was reported as accurate
  • April 25, 2015:
    Serial Number 25401746 was reported as accurate
  • May 2, 2014:
    Serial Number 25401680 was reported as accurate
  • April 6, 2014:
    Serial Number 25401256 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: #25401256
    Movement Finish - Damaskeened
    Adjusted - 6 Positions
    Wind Indicator (Up/D'n)
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted changed from No to Yes
  • November 18, 2013:
    Serial Number 25401040 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Mine says adjusted under where it says 23jewels
    and says 6positions under the serial # right next
    to the main spring. It is very nicely damascened,
    has an up d'n wind indicator and is in a keystone
    10k gold filled watchcase serial #9730144
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted changed from No to Yes
  • October 22, 2013:
    Serial Number 25402681 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Base is correct, but this is a gold setting jewel,
    adjusted to 6 positions with wind indicator.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted changed from No to Yes
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