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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: 32167776
Grade: Vanguard
Model: 1908
Estimated Production Year: 1944
Run Quantity: 5,000
Total Production: 177,450
Size: 16s
Jewels: 23j
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Hairspring: Breguet
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted to Position: Yes
Adjusted # of Positions: 6
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Adjusted to Isochronism: Yes
Total Adjustments: 8
Railroad Grade: Yes
Data Research: 1954 Waltham "Gray Book" List
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Verifications & Observations

32164001
Verification Serial Map
32169000
  • June 22, 2020:
    Serial Number 32168809 was reported as accurate
  • May 7, 2020:
    Serial Number 32164330 was reported as accurate
  • April 3, 2020:
    Serial Number 32164330 was reported as accurate
  • February 13, 2020:
    Serial Number 32166850 was reported as accurate
  • December 19, 2019:
    Serial Number 32166850 was reported as accurate
  • December 15, 2019:
    Serial Number 32166850 was reported as accurate
  • September 15, 2019:
    Serial Number 32164231 was reported as accurate
  • March 27, 2019:
    Serial Number 32167983 was reported as accurate
  • February 22, 2019:
    Serial Number 32166690 was reported as accurate
  • February 6, 2019:
    Serial Number 32167600 was reported as accurate
  • January 22, 2019:
    Serial Number 32166826 was reported as accurate
  • January 17, 2019:
    Serial Number 32167253 was reported as accurate
  • November 4, 2018:
    Serial Number 32167907 was reported as accurate
  • October 15, 2018:
    Serial Number 32166752 was reported as accurate
  • August 15, 2018:
    Serial Number 32166036 was reported as accurate
  • August 15, 2018:
    Serial Number 32166036 was reported as accurate
  • July 7, 2018:
    Serial Number 32165974 was reported as accurate
  • March 6, 2018:
    Serial Number 32167687 was reported as accurate
  • February 7, 2018:
    Serial Number 32166209 was reported as accurate
  • February 7, 2018:
    Serial Number 32166209 was reported as accurate
  • December 25, 2017:
    Serial Number 32164827 was reported as accurate
  • November 12, 2017:
    Serial Number 32166323 was reported as accurate
  • October 1, 2017:
    Serial Number 32165823 was reported as accurate
  • August 11, 2017:
    Serial Number 32167651 was reported as accurate
  • August 2, 2017:
    Serial Number 32166152 was reported as accurate
  • June 2, 2017:
    Serial Number 32165693 was reported as accurate
  • March 25, 2017:
    Serial Number 32165205 was reported as accurate
  • February 24, 2017:
    Serial Number 32168467 was reported as accurate
  • February 3, 2017:
    Serial Number 32167983 was reported as accurate
  • October 22, 2016:
    Serial Number 32168809 was reported as accurate
  • September 17, 2016:
    Serial Number 32167351 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Movement Finish - Nickel
  • July 27, 2016:
    Serial Number 32168715 was reported as accurate
  • June 4, 2016:
    Serial Number 32165960 was reported as accurate
  • May 27, 2016:
    Serial Number 32165960 was reported as accurate
  • April 13, 2016:
    Serial Number 32166323 was reported as accurate
  • March 8, 2016:
    Serial Number 32165774 was reported as accurate
  • February 3, 2016:
    Serial Number 32165437 was reported as accurate
  • January 15, 2016:
    Serial Number 32167463 was reported as accurate
  • January 10, 2016:
    Serial Number 32167389 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • November 15, 2015:
    Serial Number 32167399 was reported as accurate
  • October 4, 2015:
    Serial Number 32168809 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 8 positions RR grade
    Curator Response: 8 Adjustments: 6 Positions + 1 Isochronism + 1 Temperature
  • July 3, 2015:
    Serial Number 32167632 was reported as accurate
  • June 22, 2015:
    Serial Number 32168528 was reported as accurate
  • June 16, 2015:
    Serial Number 32166276 was reported as accurate
  • February 2, 2015:
    Serial Number 32164217 was reported as accurate
  • January 28, 2015:
    Serial Number 32166274 was reported as accurate
  • January 13, 2015:
    Serial Number 32166274 was reported as accurate
  • November 30, 2014:
    Serial Number 32166124 was reported as accurate
  • June 16, 2014:
    Serial Number 32165222 was reported as accurate
  • June 16, 2014:
    Serial Number 32165222 was reported as accurate
  • March 21, 2014:
    Serial Number 32166971 was reported as accurate
  • February 22, 2014:
    Serial Number 32168072 was reported as accurate
  • February 22, 2014:
    Serial Number 32168072 was reported as accurate
  • February 15, 2014:
    Serial Number 32165105 was reported as accurate
  • February 1, 2014:
    Serial Number 32166570 was reported as accurate
  • September 11, 2013:
    Serial Number 32166595 was reported as accurate
  • August 13, 2013:
    Serial Number 32167954 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 8 adjustments
  • June 20, 2013:
    Serial Number 32167104 was reported as accurate
  • April 3, 2013:
    Serial Number 32167787 was reported as accurate
  • January 12, 2013:
    Serial Number 32166879 was reported as accurate
  • December 19, 2012:
    Serial Number 32165049 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: vanguard not lever set
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