Please help to date this Waltham travel clock 15 jewels 8 day

marylander

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Hello,
I got this travel clock yesterday from local flea market. The serial number is 30622901. Please help me to date the clock. Thank you in advance.
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Serial numbers above 30 million are a bit difficult to date. The Premier series of these are from the late 1930's in my opinion.

There is a presentation on all the clocks made with the generations of this movement here on the Message Board. https://mb.nawcc.org/content.php?28-From-War-to-Boudoir
 

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Serial numbers above 30 million are a bit difficult to date. The Premier series of these are from the late 1930's in my opinion.

There is a presentation on all the clocks made with the generations of this movement here on the Message Board. https://mb.nawcc.org/content.php?28-From-War-to-Boudoir
Thank you very much Tom for taking time to answer my question and posting the link to the info. I will take a closer look at it.
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According to the database... https://pocketwatchdatabase.com/search/result/waltham/30622901
...it's from approximately 1940, although we usually say that that's give or take up to 3 years either side.
Thank you Topspin for your info. It is Ca. 1940. The clock balance spring was gummed up with oil, so I took it out and soak in lacquer thinner to clean it up. It is working very well now. It is in good shape as far as I can tell. I will see if it will run for 8 days.

By the way, Tom McIntyre was one of the persons constructed the database.
Thank you all for the help.
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Just to clarify the dating information, the Pocketwatch Datase and pocketwatchsite both have estimeates with no supporting data except an occasional adverisement about the dates of these later items. Waltham stopped keeping such records in 1900 ir si aand compiled the existing job cards into ledgers around 1912 but did not include any data on watches with serial numbers above 7.5 million.

Those ledgers were transcribed by a group of voluntees and the results may be seen at https://nawccinfo.org along with several other informatiion archives provided by members about that time.
 
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Hello, FYI. This clock runs for more than ten days with one wind. For the entire 10 days, the clock lost about 35 seconds. it is a very accurate clock considering its age.
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