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

Chronograph

Manufacturer: Waltham
Manufacturer Location: Waltham, Massachusetts
Movement Serial Number: 3162481
Grade: Hillside
Model: 1884
Estimated Production Date: March 1886 - December 1887
Run Quantity: 1,800
Total Production: 98,820
Size: 14s
Jewels: 14j
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Setting: Lever or Lever or Pendant
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Hairspring: Breguet
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted to Position: Yes
Railroad Grade: No
Data Research: 1954 Waltham "Gray Book" List
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Verifications & Observations

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Verification Serial Map
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  • November 8, 2018:
    Serial Number 3162552 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: a Factory 14 Jewel, Dial has been lifted to
    confirm Jewel count
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 13j to 14j
  • January 5, 2018:
    Serial Number 3161152 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 13j to 14j
  • December 29, 2017:
    Serial Number 3162552 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 13j to 14j
  • December 27, 2017:
    Serial Number 3162552 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 13j to 14j
  • November 11, 2017:
    Serial Number 3162171 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 13j to 14j
  • April 14, 2017:
    Serial Number 3161901 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 13j to 14j
  • August 25, 2016:
    Serial Number 3162701 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 13j to 14j
  • August 24, 2016:
    Serial Number 3162425 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 13j to 14j
  • February 13, 2016:
    Serial Number 3161470 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 13j to 14j
  • June 27, 2015:
    Serial Number 3161565 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 13j to 14j
  • May 5, 2015:
    Serial Number 3161318 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 13j to 14j
  • February 11, 2015:
    Serial Number 3161206 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 13j to 14j
  • February 12, 2014:
    Serial Number 3162324 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 14S not sure the jewel count, it is a hunter case
    movement has seconds dial at 9:00 and minutes dial
    at 3:00 not sure if this would considered double
    dial or split second with register
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 13j to 14j
  • October 2, 2013:
    Serial Number 3161852 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: mine has more levers on the back of the movement.
    It is gilt and lever set.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 13j to 14j
  • September 22, 2013:
    Serial Number 3161047 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 13j to 14j
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