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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: 8692470
Grade: Seaside
Model: 1890
Estimated Production Year: 1898
Run Quantity: 10,000
Total Production: 993,698
Size: 6s
Jewels: 15j    Mixed Run
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
Research Note: #8691045: Marked "15 Jewels"
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Verifications & Observations

8688001
Verification Serial Map
8698000
  • September 8, 2019:
    Serial Number 8688008 was reported as accurate
  • April 22, 2019:
    Serial Number 8688117 was reported as accurate
  • February 21, 2019:
    Serial Number 8690808 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 7 jewel
  • January 25, 2019:
    Serial Number 8692565 was reported as accurate
  • January 21, 2019:
    Serial Number 8696891 was reported as accurate
  • January 14, 2019:
    Serial Number 8693233 was reported as accurate
  • January 11, 2019:
    Serial Number 8696652 was reported as accurate
  • December 26, 2018:
    Serial Number 8692470 was reported as accurate
  • July 23, 2018:
    Serial Number 8690759 was reported as accurate
  • April 5, 2018:
    Serial Number 8695933 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • September 8, 2017:
    Serial Number 8691045 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: There is a watch with this serial No. 8691045
    currently for sale on Ebay. It is clearly marked
    15 jewels.
    eBay item number:
    263193648287
    Curator Response: #8691045 Verified as 15 Jewels (Marked) [eBay#263193648287]
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 7j to 15j
  • August 19, 2017:
    Serial Number 8693107 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: it is a "hunting" rather than an open face.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 7j to 15j
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • July 31, 2017:
    Serial Number 8692481 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 7j to 15j
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • July 12, 2017:
    Serial Number 8691299 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 7j to 15j
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • September 1, 2016:
    Serial Number 8692763 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 7 jewels
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • March 12, 2016:
    Serial Number 8691491 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • December 9, 2015:
    Serial Number 8691207 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
  • May 19, 2014:
    Serial Number 8688324 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
  • March 15, 2014:
    Serial Number 8692387 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • January 28, 2014:
    Serial Number 8688871 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • November 23, 2013:
    Serial Number 8690841 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: This is a hunters not open faced
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
    Plate changed from Unknown to 3/4 Split
  • November 3, 2013:
    Serial Number 8688324 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • April 15, 2013:
    Serial Number 8696113 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 7 JEWELS, NOT 15. HUNTER, NOT OPENFACE
    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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