Pocket Watch Database

From the American Horology Archive:
Waltham Grade No. 1623 Pocket Watch Movement

American Waltham Watch Co.

Grade: No. 1623

Vanguard

Manufacturer: Waltham
Manufacturer Location: Waltham, Massachusetts
Movement Serial Number: 29306229
Grade: No. 1623
Model: 1908
Estimated Production Year: 1936
Run Quantity: 5,000
Total Production: 50,064
Size: 16s
Jewels: 23j
Jewel Setting: Raised Gold Settings (Pressed)
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Signing Style: Mixed
Movement Inlay Color: Gilt
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: Bridge Plate
Regulator: Ohlson 1908
Hairspring: Breguet
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted to Position: Yes
Adjusted # of Positions: 6
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Adjusted to Isochronism: Yes
Railroad Grade: Yes
Movement Markings: Vanguard
Waltham, Mass.
U.S.A.
23 Jewels.
Adjusted.
6 Positions
Data Research: 1954 Waltham "Gray Book" List
Database Version: v46.738

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Data Verification Reports

29305001
Verification Serial Map
29310000

clone1 Supporter 20 · September 12, 2021

Serial Number 29306754 was reported as accurate.

spongsdad 3 · July 28, 2021

Serial Number 29306229 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · July 28, 2021

Serial Number 29305167 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: This serial number is for a pendent set Waltham
Vanguard.
Curator Response: Thanks for the confirmation!

joel45 86 · July 21, 2021

Serial Number 29307223 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · May 14, 2021

Serial Number 29309661 was reported as accurate.

cmdraven 3135 · April 12, 2021

Serial Number 29309813 was reported as accurate.

sroglum 34 · February 17, 2021

Serial Number 29305343 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge

jeromeschley 49 · January 12, 2021

Serial Number 29306140 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge

Automatic 254 · December 4, 2020

Serial Number 29309654 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge

Anonymous · November 22, 2020

Serial Number 29309644 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge

Anonymous · October 24, 2020

Serial Number 29307125 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge

Anonymous · September 25, 2020

Serial Number 29309671 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: Wrong regulator type
Curator Response: Thanks for the report. The lookup table indicates this movement is fitted with the Ohlson 1908 regulator, standard for his grade during the era. Does your watch have a different regulator?
Changes since this report was submitted:
Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge

Anonymous · July 10, 2020

Serial Number 29307238 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge

CPRail 1 · June 17, 2020

Serial Number 29308234 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge

Anonymous · May 28, 2020

Serial Number 29305585 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge

Windtime 8 · April 5, 2020

Serial Number 29309979 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge

avpalermo Supporter 370 · March 26, 2020

Serial Number 29306488 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge

Anonymous · January 30, 2020

Serial Number 29306613 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge

Anonymous · November 6, 2019

Serial Number 29308456 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge

Anonymous · March 27, 2019

Serial Number 29305979 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge

Anonymous · March 24, 2019

Serial Number 29305801 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge

Anonymous · March 1, 2019

Serial Number 29305801 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge

Anonymous · January 12, 2019

Serial Number 29307274 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge

Anonymous · January 5, 2019

Serial Number 29306332 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge

Anonymous · December 13, 2018

Serial Number 29307274 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge

Anonymous · September 22, 2018

Serial Number 29309091 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: The gold jewel settngs are not screw set. They are
friction fit.
Changes since this report was submitted:
Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge

Anonymous · June 21, 2018

Serial Number 29307656 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: Photo is wrong of movement I can send correct
photo if needed
Curator Response: Thanks for the report. If possible, please upload an image of the movement to your collection so we can take a closer look.
Changes since this report was submitted:
Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge

Anonymous · June 21, 2018

Serial Number 29307656 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge

Anonymous · January 26, 2018

Serial Number 29309045 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge

Anonymous · December 5, 2017

Serial Number 29307648 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge

Anonymous · July 23, 2017

Serial Number 29306230 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge

Anonymous · May 25, 2017

Serial Number 29307591 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge

Anonymous · March 1, 2017

Serial Number 29307415 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge

Automatic 254 · January 28, 2017

Serial Number 29307158 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge

mckeedale 18 · January 20, 2017

Serial Number 29308562 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge

Automatic 254 · December 31, 2016

Serial Number 29307158 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge

Anonymous · July 10, 2016

Serial Number 29308489 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge

Anonymous · April 21, 2016

Serial Number 29307850 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge

Anonymous · March 6, 2016

Serial Number 29307278 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge

Anonymous · January 28, 2016

Serial Number 29305167 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge

Miguel 47 · January 22, 2016

Serial Number 29306877 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge

Miguel 47 · January 5, 2016

Serial Number 29306877 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge

Gasperoff 727 · December 6, 2015

Serial Number 29305471 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge

Gasperoff 727 · December 3, 2015

Serial Number 29305471 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge

Anonymous · December 3, 2015

Serial Number 29305471 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge

edward5618 1 · June 25, 2015

Serial Number 29308166 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge

operator 1 · April 19, 2015

Serial Number 29308150 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge

Anonymous · December 17, 2014

Serial Number 29305679 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge

Anonymous · November 25, 2014

Serial Number 29308409 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge

Anonymous · November 13, 2014

Serial Number 29307296 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge

Anonymous · July 22, 2014

Serial Number 29307350 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge

Anonymous · July 15, 2014

Serial Number 29305778 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge

Anonymous · May 31, 2014

Serial Number 29308706 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge

Anonymous · February 18, 2014

Serial Number 29306140 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge

rjandladyj 153 · January 15, 2014

Serial Number 29307951 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge

Anonymous · December 28, 2013

Serial Number 29306139 was reported as inaccurate.

No further details were submitted with the report.
Changes since this report was submitted:
Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge

geoulri1 58 · December 24, 2013

Serial Number 29306270 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge

tkarter 184 · October 8, 2013

Serial Number 29306766 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge

cnrengr 24 · October 4, 2013

Serial Number 29306698 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: gold jewel settings
Changes since this report was submitted:
Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge

Anonymous · August 11, 2013

Serial Number 29308167 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge

Anonymous · July 6, 2013

Serial Number 29305243 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge

Anonymous · April 16, 2013

Serial Number 29306270 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge

Anonymous · February 15, 2013

Serial Number 29308413 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge

Anonymous · November 27, 2012

Serial Number 29309755 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: The layout is correct but it is a 23j 16s vanguard
movement
Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 21j to 23j
Railroad Grade changed from No to Yes
Plate changed from Unknown to Bridge
Waltham Grade No. 1623 Pocket Watch Movement