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From the American Horology Archive:
Waltham Grade Tracy Baker & Co. Pocket Watch

American Waltham Watch Co.

Grade: Tracy Baker & Co.

Manufacturer: Waltham
Manufacturer Location: Waltham, Massachusetts
Movement Serial Number: 5001
Grade: Tracy Baker & Co.
Model: 1857
Estimated Production Date: July 1857
Run Quantity: 20
Grade/Model Run: 1 of 1
Grade/Model Total Production: 20
Size: 18s
Jewels: 16j
Movement Configuration: Adaptable
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Signing Style: Mixed
Movement Inlay Color: None
Movement Setting: Key
Plate: Full Plate
Regulator: Undersprung
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted to Position: Yes
Data Research: c.1900 Waltham Factory Ledger Book 1 [NAWCC]
c.1900 Waltham Factory Ledgers [Ehrhardt Transcription]
1954 Waltham "Gray Book" List
NAWCC Waltham Serial Digest
Case: Various
Run ID: 12.G1.18S12.181857M11.O12.K11.16J1
Database Version: v52.111
Advanced Metrics
PWDB Absolute Rarity Index:
Scoped for Grade/Size/Model/Configuration
0.06
PWDB Relative Rarity Index:
Rarity within Manufacturer - Scoped for Grade/Size/Model/Configuration
0.05
Share of Production:
Share within Manufacturer - Scoped for Grade/Size/Model/Configuration
0.000%
Research Note: Original Waltham Serial Ledgers designate the 5,001-5,100 at grade Appleton, Tracy & Co. However, sales records indicate the first ~20 movements from this run were marked "Tracy Baker & Co."

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Anonymous ยท February 12, 2014

Serial Number 5011 was reported as accurate.

Waltham Grade Tracy Baker & Co. Pocket Watch