Serial No. look-up for dating your watches.

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Serial No. look-up for dating your watches.

Post by River Rat » Mon Jan 04, 2010 6:04 am

Here are some site's I found that you can use to date some of your vintage watches.
Elgin
http://elginwatches.org/databases/index.html
Waltham
http://www.nawcc-info.org/WalthamDB/LookupSN.asp
Seiko
http://uaf13892.ddns.uark.edu/jgauch/photos/seiko.html
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Post by force_quit » Mon Jan 04, 2010 7:33 am

Thanks! I was able to get my great-grandfathers Elgin at Christmas. It doesn't run and needs a bunch of work. The serial number says it was made in 1887.

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Post by BSears » Wed Jan 20, 2010 9:41 am

Here's one for Hamilton Pocket watches. Doesn't seem complete but it might help.

http://www.antique-pocket-watch.com/ham ... erial.html
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Post by mrsnak » Mon Feb 15, 2010 4:41 pm

Here's one for Tissot (Got myself a nice a 70s Seastar last month). Mine has a the Lemania 1271 in it, and I have heard that Tissot often kept the Lemania numbers (which don't correspond to the Tissot)
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Post by River Rat » Tue Feb 16, 2010 3:12 pm

Here another I found for dating.
Hamilton
Hampden
Rockford
South Bend
http://www.nawcc-ch149.com/pw_dbresearch.html

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Post by moishlashen » Fri Apr 09, 2010 6:09 am

I love numbers. :salute:
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Post by theoilrigger » Thu May 27, 2010 7:02 am

Bulova starts from 1950 w/ the letter L and the #'ed year

so its L M N ect...

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Post by FlyPenFly » Thu Aug 05, 2010 8:10 am

Wish there was one for post 2000 IWC.


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Re: Seiko watch dating

Post by River Rat » Wed Sep 01, 2010 6:37 am

Thanks Noah I had the old link above that was a dead link changed it to the right one.

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