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

Manufacturer: Waltham
Manufacturer Location: Waltham, Massachusetts
Movement Serial Number: 7537850
Grade: Royal
Model: 1892
Estimated Production Date: November 1897 - March 1900
Run Quantity: 1,000
Total Production: 4,500
Size: 18s
Jewels: 17j
Movement Configuration: Hunting
Movement Finish: Two-Tone
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: Full Plate
Regulator: Patent
Hairspring: Breguet
Adjusted: Yes
Data Research: 1954 Waltham "Gray Book" List
Research Note: #7537579 Verified as "Royal." #7537150 and #7537850 Verified as "Crescent St" instead of "Royal."
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Verifications & Observations

7537001
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7538000
  • July 7, 2019:
    Serial Number 7537160 was reported as accurate
  • June 10, 2019:
    Serial Number 7537568 was reported as accurate
  • January 21, 2019:
    Serial Number 7537850 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 7537850 another one of the "Royals" converted to
    a "Crescent St." by milling out the section of
    the plate with name Royal and replacing it with
    Crescent St.
  • November 20, 2017:
    Serial Number 7537850 was reported as accurate
  • November 12, 2017:
    Serial Number 7537850 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: All correct only this one also is marked "Crescent
    St." Cheers. duffy l.
  • May 30, 2017:
    Serial Number 7537540 was reported as accurate
  • May 30, 2017:
    Serial Number 7537540 was reported as accurate
  • March 11, 2017:
    Serial Number 7537150 was reported as accurate
  • February 21, 2017:
    Serial Number 7537150 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: S/N 7537150 is marked Crescent Street
  • January 10, 2016:
    Serial Number 7537239 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Gilt or Nickel to Two-Tone
    Movement Setting changed from Key to Lever
  • May 26, 2014:
    Serial Number 7537889 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Setting changed from Key to Lever
  • February 1, 2013:
    Serial Number 7537318 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Setting changed from Key to Lever
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