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

Mixed Run: 7-Jewel and 11-Jewel Movements

Manufacturer: Waltham
Manufacturer Location: Waltham, Massachusetts
Movement Serial Number: 8268642
Grade: Seaside
Model: 1890
Estimated Production Year: 1897
Run Quantity: 10,000
Total Production: 993,698
Size: 6s
Jewels: 11j    Mixed Run
Movement Configuration: Hunting
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Pendant
Plate: 3/4 Split Plate
Hairspring: Breguet
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
Data Research: 1954 Waltham "Gray Book" List
Research Note: Waltham Serial Lists designate this run as Grade "Seaside" with 7-11 Jewels.
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Verifications & Observations

8265001
Verification Serial Map
8275000
  • August 14, 2019:
    Serial Number 8270175 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: This is a 7 jewel watch. I am not certain about
    the size, have not measured that yet.
  • April 16, 2019:
    Serial Number 8269848 was reported as accurate
  • April 16, 2019:
    Serial Number 8269848 was reported as accurate
  • March 22, 2019:
    Serial Number 8269321 was reported as accurate
  • February 4, 2019:
    Serial Number 8270464 was reported as accurate
  • January 23, 2019:
    Serial Number 8267589 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • December 26, 2018:
    Serial Number 8265113 was reported as accurate
  • April 4, 2018:
    Serial Number 8265408 was reported as accurate
  • January 8, 2018:
    Serial Number 8271423 was reported as accurate
  • January 8, 2018:
    Serial Number 8271423 was reported as accurate
  • September 28, 2017:
    Serial Number 8265162 was reported as accurate
  • September 27, 2017:
    Serial Number 8265162 was reported as accurate
  • May 13, 2017:
    Serial Number 8272442 was reported as accurate
  • April 7, 2017:
    Serial Number 8267215 was reported as accurate
  • April 7, 2017:
    Serial Number 8267215 was reported as accurate
  • October 30, 2016:
    Serial Number 8274031 was reported as accurate
  • August 30, 2016:
    Serial Number 8270386 was reported as accurate
  • August 19, 2016:
    Serial Number 8269519 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • June 8, 2016:
    Serial Number 8267496 was reported as accurate
  • March 11, 2016:
    Serial Number 8273891 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Hunter movement and nickel finish.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • August 7, 2015:
    Serial Number 8266347 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • January 11, 2015:
    Serial Number 8268491 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
    Plate changed from Unknown to 3/4 Split
  • October 10, 2014:
    Serial Number 8272530 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • June 4, 2014:
    Serial Number 8267537 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • May 19, 2014:
    Serial Number 8271781 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • May 19, 2014:
    Serial Number 8271781 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • August 25, 2013:
    Serial Number 8274497 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
    Plate changed from Unknown to 3/4 Split
  • June 29, 2013:
    Serial Number 8265809 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: jewel and size
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
    Plate changed from Unknown to 3/4 Split
  • January 4, 2013:
    Serial Number 8265007 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
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