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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: 8537450
Grade: Seaside
Model: 1890
Estimated Production Year: 1898
Run Quantity: 10,000
Total Production: 993,698
Size: 6s
Jewels: 15j
Movement Configuration: Hunting
Movement Setting: Pendant
Plate: 3/4 Split Plate
Hairspring: Breguet
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
Data Research: 1954 Waltham "Gray Book" List
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Verifications & Observations

8536001
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8546000
  • June 3, 2019:
    Serial Number 8537849 was reported as accurate
  • February 1, 2019:
    Serial Number 8543725 was reported as accurate
  • January 30, 2019:
    Serial Number 8543725 was reported as accurate
  • July 3, 2018:
    Serial Number 8543350 was reported as accurate
  • December 17, 2016:
    Serial Number 8541667 was reported as accurate
  • January 1, 2016:
    Serial Number 8539005 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: different style movement, hunting case style case.
    serial number . 8539005, according to shugarts
    guide the movement is a model 1900 0/3 size
    according to it's 1.1 inch diameter. however
    according to it's serial number it is a model 1898
    built in 1898. the 0/6 size is 1.00 inches. very
    confusing the watch was given as a grad present to
    my grandmother in 6/03. this is the first error i
    have come across in your data base since checking
    many watches. keep up the good work
    Curator Response: Production years are always estimates, even in other resources. They are usually accurate within +/- 3 years.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
    Plate changed from Unknown to 3/4 Split
  • December 18, 2015:
    Serial Number 8545061 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • December 13, 2015:
    Serial Number 8545061 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • October 21, 2015:
    Serial Number 8543457 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • June 2, 2015:
    Serial Number 8537450 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Mine is a Hunter
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
    Plate changed from Unknown to 3/4 Split
  • September 27, 2014:
    Serial Number 8542263 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • July 17, 2014:
    Serial Number 8543566 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • June 22, 2014:
    Serial Number 8543895 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • March 6, 2014:
    Serial Number 8541289 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • September 7, 2013:
    Serial Number 8541289 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • July 26, 2013:
    Serial Number 8537719 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • April 16, 2013:
    Serial Number 8536593 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • January 22, 2013:
    Serial Number 8537976 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Plate configuration and design is different.
    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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