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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: A.W.Co.

Manufacturer: Waltham
Manufacturer Location: Waltham, Massachusetts
Movement Serial Number: 8908189
Grade: A.W.Co.
Model: 1883
Estimated Production Year: 1898
Run Quantity: 7,000
Total Production: 29,000
Size: 18s
Jewels: 7j
Movement Configuration: Either
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Setting: Key
Plate: Full 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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  • May 27, 2020:
    Serial Number 8908189 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Movement Setting: key, please see my picture
    Curator Response: Thanks for the report. The database has been updated accordingly.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Setting changed from Pendant to Key
  • May 26, 2020:
    Serial Number 8910959 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Setting changed from Pendant to Key
  • May 10, 2020:
    Serial Number 8910198 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Setting changed from Pendant to Key
  • February 17, 2020:
    Serial Number 8909416 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Setting changed from Pendant to Key
  • February 12, 2020:
    Serial Number 8908189 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Gilt or Nickel to Gilt
    Movement Setting changed from Pendant to Key
  • February 7, 2020:
    Serial Number 8909416 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Gilt or Nickel to Gilt
    Movement Setting changed from Pendant to Key
  • January 14, 2020:
    Serial Number 8913026 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Gilt or Nickel to Gilt
    Movement Setting changed from Pendant to Key
  • November 26, 2019:
    Serial Number 8909933 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Gilt or Nickel to Gilt
    Movement Setting changed from Pendant to Key
  • July 27, 2019:
    Serial Number 8908235 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Gilt or Nickel to Gilt
    Movement Setting changed from Pendant to Key
  • June 18, 2019:
    Serial Number 8912653 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Gilt or Nickel to Gilt
    Movement Setting changed from Pendant to Key
  • April 12, 2019:
    Serial Number 8908821 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Gilt or Nickel to Gilt
    Movement Setting changed from Pendant to Key
  • March 31, 2019:
    Serial Number 8911638 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Gilt or Nickel to Gilt
    Movement Setting changed from Pendant to Key
  • October 26, 2018:
    Serial Number 8909946 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Gilt or Nickel to Gilt
    Movement Setting changed from Pendant to Key
  • February 27, 2018:
    Serial Number 8913615 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Gilt or Nickel to Gilt
    Movement Setting changed from Pendant to Key
  • February 4, 2018:
    Serial Number 8910222 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Gilt or Nickel to Gilt
    Movement Setting changed from Pendant to Key
  • September 17, 2017:
    Serial Number 8908461 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Gilt or Nickel to Gilt
    Movement Setting changed from Pendant to Key
  • February 20, 2017:
    Serial Number 8909837 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Gilt or Nickel to Gilt
    Movement Setting changed from Pendant to Key
  • February 16, 2017:
    Serial Number 8909837 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Gilt or Nickel to Gilt
    Movement Setting changed from Pendant to Key
  • February 6, 2017:
    Serial Number 8914103 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Gilt or Nickel to Gilt
    Movement Setting changed from Pendant to Key
  • March 3, 2016:
    Serial Number 8909477 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Gilt or Nickel to Gilt
    Movement Setting changed from Pendant to Key
  • August 19, 2014:
    Serial Number 8912347 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Setting changed from Pendant to Key
  • July 3, 2014:
    Serial Number 8913128 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Setting changed from Pendant to Key
  • September 25, 2013:
    Serial Number 8909253 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Key wind and key set.
    Info correct otherwise
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Setting changed from Pendant to Key
  • February 22, 2013:
    Serial Number 8913668 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Setting changed from Pendant to Key
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