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Grade: P.S. Bartlett

Manufacturer: Waltham
Manufacturer Location: Waltham, Massachusetts
Movement Serial Number: 445009
Grade: P.S. Bartlett
Model: 1865
Estimated Production Date: January 1869 - March 1, 1870
Run Quantity: 700
Total Production: 20,639
Size: 10s
Jewels: 15j
Jewel Setting: Screw-Set
Movement Configuration: Either
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Signing Style: Formal Script
Movement Inlay Color: None
Movement Setting: Key
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Balance Type: Solid
Balance Material: Gold
Regulator: Plain
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted to Position: Yes
Railroad Grade: No
Movement Markings: P.S. Bartlett
Waltham, Mass.
Fogg's Safety Pinion Pat. Feb 14.
Data Research: c.1900 Waltham Factory Ledgers
1954 Waltham "Gray Book" List
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Verifications & Observations

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  • May 9, 2019:
    Serial Number 445142 was reported as accurate
  • August 13, 2018:
    Serial Number 445698 was reported as accurate
  • April 29, 2018:
    Serial Number 445626 was reported as accurate
  • March 17, 2018:
    Serial Number 445694 was reported as accurate
  • October 18, 2016:
    Serial Number 445009 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Gilt or Nickel to Gilt
  • January 4, 2015:
    Serial Number 445100 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted changed from No to Yes
    Plate changed from Unknown to 3/4
  • November 3, 2013:
    Serial Number 445575 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted changed from No to Yes