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

Grade: Vanguard

Manufacturer: Waltham
Manufacturer Location: Waltham, Massachusetts
Movement Serial Number: 33259132
Grade: Vanguard
Estimated Production Year: 1948
Run Quantity: 5,000
Total Production: 218,559
Size: 16s
Jewels: 23j
Jewel Setting: Pressed Cup/Friction Settings
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Lever
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted # of Positions: 6
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Adjusted to Isochronism: Yes
Total Adjustments: 8
Railroad Grade: Yes
Quality Rating:
Data Research: 1954 Waltham "Gray Book" List
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Verifications & Observations

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  • January 13, 2020:
    Serial Number 33259641 was reported as accurate
  • April 2, 2019:
    Serial Number 33259716 was reported as accurate
  • March 9, 2019:
    Serial Number 33259511 was reported as accurate
  • February 4, 2019:
    Serial Number 33257433 was reported as accurate
  • December 29, 2018:
    Serial Number 33258996 was reported as accurate
  • September 21, 2018:
    Serial Number 33258044 was reported as accurate
  • June 28, 2018:
    Serial Number 33257090 was reported as accurate
  • June 6, 2018:
    Serial Number 33256238 was reported as accurate
  • June 5, 2018:
    Serial Number 33258818 was reported as accurate
  • March 17, 2018:
    Serial Number 33259496 was reported as accurate
  • July 10, 2017:
    Serial Number 33257690 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • June 24, 2017:
    Serial Number 33258379 was reported as accurate
  • June 18, 2017:
    Serial Number 33259148 was reported as accurate
  • May 23, 2017:
    Serial Number 33256234 was reported as accurate
  • May 16, 2017:
    Serial Number 33260869 was reported as accurate
  • May 9, 2017:
    Serial Number 33260869 was reported as accurate
  • October 15, 2016:
    Serial Number 33256371 was reported as accurate
  • July 3, 2016:
    Serial Number 33260051 was reported as accurate
  • April 3, 2016:
    Serial Number 33259778 was reported as accurate
  • January 24, 2016:
    Serial Number 33258821 was reported as accurate
  • January 24, 2016:
    Serial Number 33258821 was reported as accurate
  • January 12, 2016:
    Serial Number 33256795 was reported as accurate
  • July 19, 2015:
    Serial Number 33257646 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: says Adjusted to 8 positions.
    Curator Response: 8 Adjustments: 6 Positions + 1 Isochronism + 1 Temperature
  • July 19, 2015:
    Serial Number 33257646 was reported as accurate
  • July 4, 2015:
    Serial Number 33256894 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • May 22, 2015:
    Serial Number 33258154 was reported as accurate
  • April 19, 2015:
    Serial Number 33256893 was reported as accurate
  • April 19, 2015:
    Serial Number 33256893 was reported as accurate
  • March 22, 2015:
    Serial Number 33256503 was reported as accurate
  • November 30, 2014:
    Serial Number 33256626 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: How could it not be railroad grade?
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted changed from No to Yes
  • September 26, 2014:
    Serial Number 33260869 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted changed from No to Yes
  • July 21, 2014:
    Serial Number 33258821 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted changed from No to Yes
  • June 13, 2014:
    Serial Number 33257793 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted changed from No to Yes
  • June 13, 2014:
    Serial Number 33257793 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted changed from No to Yes
  • May 29, 2014:
    Serial Number 33257321 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted changed from No to Yes
  • May 26, 2014:
    Serial Number 33258349 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted changed from No to Yes
  • May 15, 2014:
    Serial Number 33259132 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted changed from No to Yes
  • March 6, 2014:
    Serial Number 33256888 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted changed from No to Yes
  • February 19, 2014:
    Serial Number 33256208 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted changed from No to Yes
  • January 5, 2014:
    Serial Number 33256640 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted changed from No to Yes
  • March 17, 2013:
    Serial Number 33258453 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: This watch is stamped 8 adjustments for sale on
    eBay 17 Mar 2013
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted changed from No to Yes
  • December 10, 2012:
    Serial Number 33256573 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted changed from No to Yes
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Waltham Grade Vanguard Pocket Watch