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Posted 6 years ago

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Have had this passed down to me, and hearing it's been passed over 4 generations so far. I decided to research it, and it's not as easy as i thought! There are different models, and i think i've found out so far it was made in 1898 (Serial is 0360538) and it states also "Wadworth Quality" "10 karat goldfilled" "Pat 5-22-26" inside the cover. I believe that's where the serial number is.

On the movement itself (Sorry if the wording isn't correct, just started research about 30 minutes ago), it shows a 992 in one part (I'm finding 992L, B, etc on sites, but not just a flat out 992.

States Lancaster PA, 21 Jewel on the inside. Also the number 2448741 inside as well. I also see "double roller", "5 positions", and "adjusted" written on the inside.

The chain is engraved at the end with our family surname at the very tip.

So i'm having a hard time actually pinpointing this exact model, and am trying to do it on my own to tell my father. Looking for as much information on this so i can research worth as well, NO I"M NOT selling this, but would be nice to have to give him the information on our family airloom.

ADDED: So if i go by the serial number inside the watch, it is dated to 1932. When i look it up it shows a grade of 922L... however there is no L inside the watch. So again i'm stuck right now on what exactly this is!

Mystery Solved


  1. kerry10456 kerry10456, 6 years ago
    First things first, your serial # is 2448741, which dates this watch to 1932, It is a 992l grade watch, It is a Rail Road grade pocket watch and Great timepiece. You had everything already found out, I'm just verifing your research. Great family piece, it will continue to give you fantastic service and pass it along down your family tree. Thanks for sharing
  2. kerry10456 kerry10456, 6 years ago
    Oh, I forgot to tell you what the "L" stands for, sorry. It doesn't appear on the watch because it is just a indicater for this particular model as LEVER set
  3. kimuralock, 6 years ago
    Ok thats what i thought, spent a couple hours on it so glad i found it out!

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