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

Possible Mixed Run

Manufacturer: Waltham
Manufacturer Location: Waltham, Massachusetts
Movement Serial Number: 6026151
Grade: Vanguard
Model: 1892
Estimated Production Date: April 1894 - June 1895
Run Quantity: 1,000
Total Production: 102,444
Size: 18s
Jewels: 17j
Movement Configuration: Hunting
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: Full Plate
Regulator: Patent
Hairspring: Breguet
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted to Position: Yes
Railroad Grade: Yes
Data Research: 1954 Waltham "Gray Book" List
Research Note: First run of Model 1892 movements. Waltham Serial Ledgers designate run as featuring 17 Jewels. However, #6026508 has been reported as marked "21 Jewels."
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Verifications & Observations

6026001
Verification Serial Map
6027000
  • January 28, 2019:
    Serial Number 6026386 was reported as accurate
  • November 24, 2018:
    Serial Number 6026522 was reported as accurate
  • November 9, 2018:
    Serial Number 6026151 was reported as accurate
  • August 15, 2018:
    Serial Number 6026606 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Serial number 6026606 is first run model 1892
    Vanguard produced in 1893. This is also a 17 jewel
    movement in HC configuration.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 21j to 17j
  • January 18, 2017:
    Serial Number 6026230 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 21j to 17j
  • January 7, 2017:
    Serial Number 6026441 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: ebay item
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Waltham-18s-pocket-watch-v
    anguard-17j-very-rare-mod-1892-/332084499090?hash=
    item4d51c75292:g:VfsAAOSwdU1W9gOn
    claims to be 17j, not 21. Can't tell from
    picture.
    Curator Response: Thanks for the report. The listing and images have been removed by the seller. However, there are known 17-Jewel examples in this run.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 21j to 17j
  • November 6, 2016:
    Serial Number 6026543 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 21j to 17j
  • August 19, 2016:
    Serial Number 6026593 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 17 jewel Vanguard Nickle finish
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 21j to 17j
    Movement Finish changed from Gilt or Nickel to Nickel
  • January 19, 2016:
    Serial Number 6026508 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: The watch is stamped 21 jewels and lever setting.
    I believe it is railroad grade as my
    greatgrandfather was a railroad conductor, and it
    is his watch. It is Hunting configuration with a
    double case, engraved wiwwth a photograph.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Gilt or Nickel to Nickel
    Movement Setting changed from Key to Lever
  • January 15, 2016:
    Serial Number 6026846 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Gilt or Nickel to Nickel
    Movement Setting changed from Key to Lever
  • December 5, 2015:
    Serial Number 6026939 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Gilt or Nickel to Nickel
    Movement Setting changed from Key to Lever
  • December 5, 2015:
    Serial Number 6026939 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Gilt or Nickel to Nickel
    Movement Setting changed from Key to Lever
  • May 1, 2015:
    Serial Number 6026386 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Movement setting is Lever
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Setting changed from Key to Lever
    Plate changed from Unknown to Full
  • January 29, 2015:
    Serial Number 6026605 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Setting changed from Key to Lever
  • December 29, 2014:
    Serial Number 6026605 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Setting changed from Key to Lever
  • June 17, 2014:
    Serial Number 6026483 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Setting changed from Key to Lever
  • October 26, 2013:
    Serial Number 6026072 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Setting changed from Key to Lever
  • September 15, 2013:
    Serial Number 6026712 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Setting changed from Key to Lever
  • February 5, 2013:
    Serial Number 6026124 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Setting changed from Key to Lever
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