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How to Find Info About Your Pocket Watch

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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: 8892778
Grade: Seaside
Model: 1890
Estimated Production Year: 1898
Run Quantity: 13,000
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

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  • December 7, 2019:
    Serial Number 8897137 was reported as accurate
  • October 19, 2019:
    Serial Number 8889960 was reported as accurate
  • September 21, 2019:
    Serial Number 8891798 was reported as accurate
  • July 29, 2019:
    Serial Number 8889122 was reported as accurate
  • July 29, 2019:
    Serial Number 8889122 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • April 11, 2019:
    Serial Number 8888543 was reported as accurate
  • January 24, 2019:
    Serial Number 8895721 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Open face
    Curator Response: Thanks for the report. If your dial does not feature a seconds bit, the movement is still a hunting configuration with a special factory dial to allow for an openface orientation.
  • March 29, 2018:
    Serial Number 8891322 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • October 28, 2017:
    Serial Number 8888757 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • August 12, 2017:
    Serial Number 8896930 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • June 27, 2017:
    Serial Number 8888202 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • December 31, 2015:
    Serial Number 8887846 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • April 2, 2015:
    Serial Number 8895036 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • April 1, 2015:
    Serial Number 8895036 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
  • January 22, 2015:
    Serial Number 8889068 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 21, 2014:
    Serial Number 8886724 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • July 27, 2014:
    Serial Number 8889068 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • April 14, 2014:
    Serial Number 8887950 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • April 5, 2014:
    Serial Number 8887819 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • February 22, 2014:
    Serial Number 8888769 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • February 11, 2014:
    Serial Number 8889818 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • January 7, 2014:
    Serial Number 8887630 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • November 27, 2013:
    Serial Number 8894110 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • May 18, 2013:
    Serial Number 8894675 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • January 26, 2013:
    Serial Number 8886984 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
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