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Grade: No. 25


Manufacturer: Waltham
Manufacturer Location: Waltham, Massachusetts
Movement Serial Number: 3334397
Grade: No. 25
Model: 1883
Estimated Production Date: October 1887 - June 1888
Run Quantity: 1,000
Total Production: 63,100
Size: 18s
Jewels: 15j    Mixed Run
Movement Configuration: Hunting
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: Full Plate
Regulator: Church 1885
Hairspring: Breguet
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted # of Positions: 3
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Adjusted to Isochronism: Yes
Railroad Grade: No
Data Research: 1954 Waltham "Gray Book" List
Research Note: #3334397 Verified as Grade "Appleton, Tracy & Co." and marked "17 Jewels."
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Verifications & Observations

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  • June 10, 2018:
    Serial Number 3334397 was reported as accurate
  • May 5, 2018:
    Serial Number 3334397 was reported as inaccurate
    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.
  • April 9, 2018:
    Serial Number 3334990 was reported as accurate
  • December 11, 2017:
    Serial Number 3334523 was reported as accurate
  • April 16, 2015:
    Serial Number 3334553 was reported as accurate
  • October 18, 2014:
    Serial Number 3334239 was reported as accurate
  • August 17, 2013:
    Serial Number 3334180 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Movement Setting: Lever
    Movemetn Finish: Nickel Demaskeened
    Railroad Grade: no (single roller, only double
    roller was railroad grade)