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How to Find Info About Your Pocket Watch

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

Manufacturer: Waltham
Manufacturer Location: Waltham, Massachusetts
Movement Serial Number: 8174371
Grade: Seaside
Model: 1890
Estimated Production Year: 1897
Run Quantity: 13,000
Total Production: 993,698
Size: 6s
Jewels: 7j
Movement Configuration: Hunting
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Pendant
Plate: 3/4 Split Plate
Hairspring: Breguet
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
Quality Rating:
Data Research: 1954 Waltham "Gray Book" List
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Verifications & Observations

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  • September 16, 2019:
    Serial Number 8177317 was reported as accurate
  • August 13, 2019:
    Serial Number 8179146 was reported as accurate
  • May 30, 2019:
    Serial Number 8176841 was reported as accurate
  • April 14, 2019:
    Serial Number 8177880 was reported as accurate
  • January 12, 2019:
    Serial Number 8175653 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • November 9, 2018:
    Serial Number 8173962 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Mine with movement serial number 8173962 is hunter
    cased. Movement reads SAFETY BARREL AMERICAN
    WALTHAM WATCH CO.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • September 1, 2018:
    Serial Number 8177946 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • August 3, 2018:
    Serial Number 8177090 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • June 1, 2018:
    Serial Number 8173770 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • April 10, 2018:
    Serial Number 8171480 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • March 20, 2018:
    Serial Number 8181253 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • September 7, 2017:
    Serial Number 8179238 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 11j to 7j
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • July 31, 2017:
    Serial Number 8172607 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 11j to 7j
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • November 30, 2016:
    Serial Number 8177054 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 11j to 7j
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • August 13, 2016:
    Serial Number 8170350 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 11j to 7j
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • March 24, 2016:
    Serial Number 8170349 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 11j to 7j
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • August 2, 2015:
    Serial Number 8179104 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 11j to 7j
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • June 24, 2015:
    Serial Number 8179058 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 11j to 7j
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • January 16, 2015:
    Serial Number 8176393 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 11j to 7j
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • September 10, 2014:
    Serial Number 8170325 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 11j to 7j
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • September 10, 2014:
    Serial Number 8170325 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 11j to 7j
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • June 24, 2014:
    Serial Number 8176666 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 11j to 7j
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
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