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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 15-Jewel Examples Reported

Manufacturer: Waltham
Manufacturer Location: Waltham, Massachusetts
Movement Serial Number: 8379630
Grade: Seaside
Model: 1890
Estimated Production Year: 1897
Run Quantity: 9,000
Total Production: 993,698
Size: 6s
Jewels: 7j    Mixed Run
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

8377001
Verification Serial Map
8386000
  • March 13, 2019:
    Serial Number 8382092 was reported as accurate
  • March 8, 2018:
    Serial Number 8380716 was reported as accurate
  • January 15, 2018:
    Serial Number 8377718 was reported as accurate
  • November 30, 2017:
    Serial Number 8377163 was reported as accurate
  • October 31, 2017:
    Serial Number 8377655 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: this serial number is a 15j movement
  • July 7, 2017:
    Serial Number 8382932 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: This looks like a 7 jewel to me. Sorry...
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 15j to 7j
  • June 13, 2017:
    Serial Number 8382932 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 15j to 7j
  • June 13, 2017:
    Serial Number 8382932 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 15j to 7j
  • April 28, 2017:
    Serial Number 8378930 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 15j to 7j
  • January 29, 2017:
    Serial Number 8378930 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 15j to 7j
  • February 28, 2016:
    Serial Number 8379813 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 15J (added on , in frosted section), hunting,
    pendant set
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • January 18, 2016:
    Serial Number 8382360 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • November 26, 2015:
    Serial Number 8382229 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 7 JEWELS - NOT 15 JEWELS - OTHERWISE OK
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 15j to 7j
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
    Plate changed from Unknown to 3/4 Split
  • November 4, 2015:
    Serial Number 8377575 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 15j to 7j
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • September 28, 2015:
    Serial Number 8384069 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 15j to 7j
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • June 8, 2014:
    Serial Number 8385987 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 15j to 7j
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • March 3, 2014:
    Serial Number 8381965 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 15j to 7j
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • January 5, 2014:
    Serial Number 8383036 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 15j to 7j
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • November 22, 2013:
    Serial Number 8378655 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 15j to 7j
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • April 9, 2013:
    Serial Number 8379895 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 15j to 7j
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • March 6, 2013:
    Serial Number 8385213 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 15j to 7j
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
    Plate changed from Unknown to 3/4 Split
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