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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: 8305611
Grade: Seaside
Model: 1890
Estimated Production Year: 1897
Run Quantity: 12,000
Total Production: 993,698
Size: 6s
Jewels: 7j
Movement Configuration: Hunting
Movement Setting: Pendant
Plate: 3/4 Split Plate
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
Quality Rating:
Data Research: 1954 Waltham "Gray Book" List
Research Note: Waltham Serial Lists designate this run as Grade "Seaside" with 7 Jewels. However, #8300384 has been reported as featuring 15 Jewels.
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Verifications & Observations

8299001
Verification Serial Map
8311000
  • October 13, 2019:
    Serial Number 8306750 was reported as accurate
  • October 13, 2019:
    Serial Number 8306750 was reported as accurate
  • August 12, 2019:
    Serial Number 8306598 was reported as accurate
  • May 11, 2019:
    Serial Number 8299605 was reported as accurate
  • January 6, 2019:
    Serial Number 8300384 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: This watch has 15 jewels
  • December 25, 2018:
    Serial Number 8308666 was reported as accurate
  • August 28, 2018:
    Serial Number 8302907 was reported as accurate
  • February 25, 2018:
    Serial Number 8308510 was reported as accurate
  • November 21, 2017:
    Serial Number 8299918 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • November 6, 2017:
    Serial Number 8300046 was reported as accurate
  • April 10, 2017:
    Serial Number 8310408 was reported as accurate
  • March 11, 2017:
    Serial Number 8307802 was reported as accurate
  • March 2, 2017:
    Serial Number 8302232 was reported as accurate
  • October 5, 2015:
    Serial Number 8301551 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: The movement is a hunter style, not an openface
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
    Plate changed from Unknown to 3/4 Split
  • September 21, 2015:
    Serial Number 8303018 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • April 7, 2015:
    Serial Number 8300448 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • May 13, 2014:
    Serial Number 8305502 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • February 2, 2014:
    Serial Number 8303967 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • October 30, 2013:
    Serial Number 8310183 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 23, 2013:
    Serial Number 8310731 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • January 2, 2013:
    Serial Number 8310731 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
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