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

Non-Magnetic

Manufacturer: Waltham
Manufacturer Location: Waltham, Massachusetts
Movement Serial Number: 3724922
Grade: Riverside
Model: 1872
Estimated Production Date: November 1888 - May 1889
Run Quantity: 500
Total Production: 15,720
Size: 16s
Jewels: 15j
Movement Configuration: Hunting
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Signing Style: Casual Script
Movement Inlay Color: Black
Movement Setting: Key, Lever, or Pin/Lever
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Regulator: Fogg Tadpole
Hairspring: Breguet
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted to Position: Yes
Movement Markings: A.W.W.Co.
Riverside
Waltham, Mass
Safety Pinon
Data Research: 1954 Waltham "Gray Book" List
Research Note: Waltham Serial Lists designate this run as Model 1888. However, #3724922 has been verified to be Model 1872 [Photo, User Contribution]. #3724591 and #3724625 have been reported as Model 1872.
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Verifications & Observations

3724501
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3725000
  • March 7, 2019:
    Serial Number 3724962 was reported as accurate
  • January 8, 2018:
    Serial Number 3724922 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: My movement is a model 1872. Not 1888. It has a
    solid trainwheel bridge not split. And has the
    stem square protuding.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1888 to 1872
  • January 7, 2018:
    Serial Number 3724922 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1888 to 1872
  • February 14, 2017:
    Serial Number 3724994 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1888 to 1872
  • September 7, 2016:
    Serial Number 3724591 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • March 13, 2016:
    Serial Number 3724591 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: This is model 1872 riverside grade, Nickel finish,
    SW, 15j,
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Gilt or Nickel to Nickel
    Factory Model changed from 1888 to 1872
  • June 8, 2015:
    Serial Number 3724707 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1888 to 1872
  • October 17, 2013:
    Serial Number 3724625 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: this serial # is for a model 1872
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1888 to 1872
  • April 10, 2013:
    Serial Number 3724990 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1888 to 1872
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