Serviced 3/14/17 The case is solid sterling silver as is the 36 inch chain. This watch keeps time like a typical 1940's wristwatch that being /- a couple of minutes per day. The long necklace makes the watch easy to read by the person wearing it. Elgin Grade: 571 The movement was serviced 12/26/16 and the watch is running and keeping time.
Well, Zenith serial number 1204675 is shown in a cut in a 1909 ad.
Do you think that the number is: a) Based upon a watch built long before the ad appeared? c) An empty boast that Zenith had built more than a million movements? Oh, according to Peter Kushnir, who was Zenith's Canadian representative, working in Hamilton, Ont., the Extra RR 56 grade movements were made in 1956 at his recommendation.
I am slowly adding serial number tables to this site. With the exception of BULOVA, the numbers on the inside and outside of the CASE ITSELF are ONLY for identification purposes - they mean nothing.
Serial number records are available for many of the old pocket watch companies like AM Waltham, Elgin, South Bend etc. The number you need is the serial number stamped on the MOVEMENT (i.e the inner workings).
Some companies (as with the Gruen Watch Company), even lost rocords to fire or other natural disaster. I am sure they had no idea that their timepieces would someday be collected.
There are several ways to get an idea of when your watch was made.
The main question I always get asked is what is the value of a pocket watch.
I can never tell you that with any degree of accuracy as there are just too many variables.
Thanks, Brad Maisto, Indiana Chapter 18 President Hi - so I am new to this but I have a Zenith Pocket watch - very old and I do not know how to find out info on it. The number engraved inside reads - 2301886 and under that 2970 (which I think is the case number).