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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: 8627939
Grade: Seaside
Model: 1890
Estimated Production Year: 1898
Run Quantity: 9,500
Total Production: 993,698
Size: 6s
Jewels: 15j
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
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Verifications & Observations

8626001
Verification Serial Map
8635500
  • March 11, 2019:
    Serial Number 8634095 was reported as accurate
  • July 21, 2018:
    Serial Number 8628858 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • May 1, 2017:
    Serial Number 8635429 was reported as accurate
  • January 21, 2017:
    Serial Number 8635350 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Not seaside
  • December 30, 2016:
    Serial Number 8627939 was reported as accurate
  • November 25, 2016:
    Serial Number 8626569 was reported as accurate
  • September 23, 2016:
    Serial Number 8632756 was reported as accurate
  • September 6, 2016:
    Serial Number 8626573 was reported as accurate
  • February 24, 2016:
    Serial Number 8626606 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 15j, hunting, pendant set, nickel
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • July 13, 2015:
    Serial Number 8630474 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 7 Jewel
    Hunter config
    nickel finish
    3/4 plate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
    Plate changed from Unknown to 3/4 Split
  • July 13, 2015:
    Serial Number 8630474 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
  • July 13, 2015:
    Serial Number 8630474 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 28, 2015:
    Serial Number 8632747 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • June 27, 2014:
    Serial Number 8632712 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
  • November 5, 2013:
    Serial Number 8633950 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • September 20, 2013:
    Serial Number 8627968 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • September 20, 2013:
    Serial Number 8627968 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • April 15, 2013:
    Serial Number 8626113 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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