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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: 8984315
Grade: Seaside
Model: 1890
Estimated Production Year: 1898
Run Quantity: 11,000
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

8981501
Verification Serial Map
8992500
  • June 7, 2019:
    Serial Number 8985829 was reported as accurate
  • June 7, 2019:
    Serial Number 8985829 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • April 24, 2019:
    Serial Number 8992068 was reported as accurate
  • February 21, 2017:
    Serial Number 8986995 was reported as accurate
  • January 7, 2017:
    Serial Number 8990247 was reported as accurate
  • December 16, 2016:
    Serial Number 8989899 was reported as accurate
  • November 26, 2016:
    Serial Number 8991197 was reported as accurate
  • September 26, 2016:
    Serial Number 8991459 was reported as accurate
  • September 24, 2016:
    Serial Number 8984315 was reported as accurate
  • February 8, 2016:
    Serial Number 8982487 was reported as accurate
  • December 5, 2015:
    Serial Number 8992193 was reported as accurate
  • October 20, 2015:
    Serial Number 8983802 was reported as accurate
  • August 24, 2015:
    Serial Number 8992331 was reported as accurate
  • July 12, 2015:
    Serial Number 8983458 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Nickel finish
    3/4 plate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Plate changed from Unknown to 3/4 Split
  • May 22, 2015:
    Serial Number 8987135 was reported as accurate
  • January 10, 2015:
    Serial Number 8989025 was reported as accurate
  • January 10, 2015:
    Serial Number 8989025 was reported as accurate
  • October 26, 2014:
    Serial Number 8981800 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Hunter case, not open face
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
    Plate changed from Unknown to 3/4 Split
  • May 25, 2014:
    Serial Number 8984104 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • January 28, 2014:
    Serial Number 8990816 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 25, 2013:
    Serial Number 8981550 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • June 18, 2013:
    Serial Number 8981550 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
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