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Pocket Watch Serial Number Lookup - Hamilton, South Bend, Illinois, Rockford, Waltham & Elgin Pocket Watches
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Grade: No. 35

Mixed Run: No. 35 and A.T.&Co. Reported

Private Label(s) in Run: Canadian Pacific Railway

Manufacturer: Waltham
Manufacturer Location: Waltham, Massachusetts
Movement Serial Number: 5718848
Grade: No. 35
Model: 1883
Estimated Production Date: February 1892 - September 1895
Run Quantity: 500
Total Production: 31,700
Size: 18s
Jewels: 17j    Mixed Run
Jewel Material: Ruby
Jewel Setting: Gold Settings (Screw-Set)
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Two-Tone
Finish Pattern: Radial Geometric with Outer Ring
Movement Signing Style: Mixed
Movement Inlay Color: Black
Movement Setting: Pendant
Plate: Full Plate
Regulator: Church 1885
Hairspring: Breguet
Hairspring Stud: Gilt
Standard Dial Type: Double-Sunk
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted to Position: Yes
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Adjusted to Isochronism: Yes
Movement Markings: Appleton, Tracy & Co.
Waltham, Mass.
17 Jewels.
Adjusted
Data Research: 1954 Waltham "Gray Book" List
Research Note: A.T. & Co. Confirmed in Run [#5718589 Confirmed as A.T. & Co. 17 Jewels (Marked), Adjusted (Marked), Two-Tone Finish with Gilded Hardware]; [#5718951 Reported with Similar Features], #5718717: Verified as Marked "Canadian Pacific Railway" (Beaver in Shield), "17 Jewels," Gilt Hardware, Dominion Dial. [JH] #5718848: Verified as Marked "Canadian Pacific Railway" (Beaver in Shield), "17 Jewels," Gilt Hardware.
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Verifications & Observations

5718501
Verification Serial Map
5719000
  • February 26, 2015:
    Serial Number 5718695 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 15j to 17j
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Two-Tone
  • May 13, 2014:
    Serial Number 5718888 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 15j to 17j
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Two-Tone
  • November 21, 2013:
    Serial Number 5718951 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 5718951 is 17 jewels and would be c.1892, prior to
    the jeweling upgrade of 1894 in the notes for
    Grade 35. It is also an Appleton, Tracy & Co
    (grade). Movement is heavily damascened with gold
    (tone) plate screws and regulator. The movement is
    marked 'adjusted' (no indication of number of
    positions) and is pendant set. Dial is double sunk
    with Roman numerals.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 15j to 17j
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Two-Tone
  • April 7, 2013:
    Serial Number 5718891 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Mine is a 17 jewel.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 15j to 17j
    Plate changed from Unknown to Full
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