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Pocket Watch Serial Number Lookup - Hamilton, South Bend, Illinois, Rockford, Waltham & Elgin Pocket Watches
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Grade: Commercial Standard

Manufactured by Illinois, Commercial Standard

Manufacturer: Ball - Illinois
Movement Serial Number: B402129
Grade: Commercial Standard
Model: 1
Estimated Production Year: 1927
Size: 12s
Jewels: 19j
Jewel Setting: Raised Gold Settings (Screw-Set)
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Finish Pattern: Circular
Movement Signing Style: Block Letter
Movement Inlay Color: Black
Movement Setting: Pendant
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Regulator: Reed
Adjusted: Yes
Railroad Grade: No
Movement Markings: Ball Watch Co.
Cleveland, Ohio
19 Jewels
Adjusted
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Verifications & Observations

  • July 5, 2017:
    Serial Number B407338 was reported as accurate
  • June 13, 2017:
    Serial Number B401631 was reported as accurate
  • June 8, 2017:
    Serial Number B405913 was reported as accurate
  • May 26, 2017:
    Serial Number B406743 was reported as accurate
  • May 9, 2017:
    Serial Number B405987 was reported as accurate
  • May 5, 2017:
    Serial Number B402919 was reported as accurate
  • May 5, 2017:
    Serial Number B402919 was reported as accurate
  • March 22, 2017:
    Serial Number B407732 was reported as accurate
  • March 22, 2017:
    Serial Number B403925 was reported as accurate
  • March 11, 2017:
    Serial Number B407818 was reported as accurate
  • March 10, 2017:
    Serial Number B402840 was reported as accurate
  • February 28, 2017:
    Serial Number B404321 was reported as accurate
  • February 27, 2017:
    Serial Number B406619 was reported as accurate
  • February 7, 2017:
    Serial Number B405823 was reported as accurate
  • February 2, 2017:
    Serial Number B400419 was reported as accurate
  • January 17, 2017:
    Serial Number B406369 was reported as accurate
  • January 12, 2017:
    Serial Number B407213 was reported as accurate
  • December 22, 2016:
    Serial Number B403610 was reported as accurate
  • October 16, 2016:
    Serial Number B404876 was reported as accurate
  • October 9, 2016:
    Serial Number B403177 was reported as accurate
  • October 8, 2016:
    Serial Number B404781 was reported as accurate
  • September 29, 2016:
    Serial Number B403123 was reported as accurate
  • September 15, 2016:
    Serial Number B402494 was reported as accurate
  • August 24, 2016:
    Serial Number B403393 was reported as accurate
  • August 19, 2016:
    Serial Number B402085 was reported as accurate
  • August 15, 2016:
    Serial Number B406521 was reported as accurate
  • July 27, 2016:
    Serial Number B406977 was reported as accurate
  • July 24, 2016:
    Serial Number B402202 was reported as accurate
  • June 18, 2016:
    Serial Number B401130 was reported as accurate
  • May 31, 2016:
    Serial Number B407812 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • May 6, 2016:
    Serial Number B406275 was reported as accurate
  • April 3, 2016:
    Serial Number B402193 was reported as accurate
  • April 3, 2016:
    Serial Number B402793 was reported as accurate
  • March 29, 2016:
    Serial Number B403894 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: B403894 is a 3/4 plate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Plate changed from Unknown to 3/4
  • March 26, 2016:
    Serial Number B405153 was reported as accurate
  • March 2, 2016:
    Serial Number B406141 was reported as accurate
  • February 26, 2016:
    Serial Number B405740 was reported as accurate
  • February 19, 2016:
    Serial Number B405740 was reported as accurate
  • February 12, 2016:
    Serial Number B402357 was reported as accurate
  • February 5, 2016:
    Serial Number B402923 was reported as accurate
  • February 4, 2016:
    Serial Number B402738 was reported as accurate
  • January 30, 2016:
    Serial Number B405740 was reported as accurate
  • December 16, 2015:
    Serial Number B401164 was reported as accurate
  • December 14, 2015:
    Serial Number B401164 was reported as accurate
  • November 29, 2015:
    Serial Number B401164 was reported as accurate
  • November 25, 2015:
    Serial Number B400998 was reported as accurate
  • November 20, 2015:
    Serial Number B406385 was reported as accurate
  • October 13, 2015:
    Serial Number B403894 was reported as accurate
  • August 22, 2015:
    Serial Number B401398 was reported as accurate
  • July 31, 2015:
    Serial Number B406789 was reported as accurate
  • July 11, 2015:
    Serial Number B406523 was reported as accurate
  • June 25, 2015:
    Serial Number B401263 was reported as accurate
  • May 28, 2015:
    Serial Number B407426 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Plate changed from Unknown to 3/4
  • May 27, 2015:
    Serial Number B405245 was reported as accurate
  • April 15, 2015:
    Serial Number B403219 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Plate changed from Unknown to 3/4
  • April 7, 2015:
    Serial Number B407779 was reported as accurate
  • April 2, 2015:
    Serial Number B400447 was reported as accurate
  • March 10, 2015:
    Serial Number B400358 was reported as accurate
  • February 20, 2015:
    Serial Number B407197 was reported as accurate
  • February 14, 2015:
    Serial Number B406488 was reported as accurate
  • January 15, 2015:
    Serial Number B406169 was reported as accurate
  • January 10, 2015:
    Serial Number B405552 was reported as accurate
  • January 7, 2015:
    Serial Number B406169 was reported as accurate
  • January 2, 2015:
    Serial Number B406169 was reported as accurate
  • December 28, 2014:
    Serial Number B402384 was reported as accurate
  • December 18, 2014:
    Serial Number B403095 was reported as accurate
  • December 18, 2014:
    Serial Number B405573 was reported as accurate
  • December 7, 2014:
    Serial Number B404040 was reported as accurate
  • November 22, 2014:
    Serial Number B402147 was reported as accurate
  • November 22, 2014:
    Serial Number B402147 was reported as accurate
  • November 4, 2014:
    Serial Number B402129 was reported as accurate
  • October 17, 2014:
    Serial Number B402069 was reported as accurate
  • September 24, 2014:
    Serial Number B402069 was reported as accurate
  • September 7, 2014:
    Serial Number B401909 was reported as accurate
  • September 5, 2014:
    Serial Number B405869 was reported as accurate
  • June 29, 2014:
    Serial Number B401980 was reported as accurate
  • May 31, 2014:
    Serial Number B406287 was reported as accurate
  • May 24, 2014:
    Serial Number B407352 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: it's a 3/4 plate. Signed adjusted. movement is
    faced with a rotating seconds dial
    (secondometer).
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Plate changed from Unknown to 3/4
  • April 17, 2014:
    Serial Number B401793 was reported as accurate
  • April 1, 2014:
    Serial Number B404293 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Cleveland, 55mm
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Plate changed from Unknown to 3/4
  • March 29, 2014:
    Serial Number B404813 was reported as accurate
  • March 18, 2014:
    Serial Number B404098 was reported as accurate
  • March 18, 2014:
    Serial Number B404098 was reported as accurate
  • March 18, 2014:
    Serial Number B404098 was reported as accurate
  • March 5, 2014:
    Serial Number B406287 was reported as accurate
  • January 19, 2014:
    Serial Number B404944 was reported as accurate
  • January 1, 2014:
    Serial Number B404496 was reported as accurate
  • November 20, 2013:
    Serial Number B406474 was reported as accurate
  • November 18, 2013:
    Serial Number B402625 was reported as accurate
  • September 17, 2013:
    Serial Number B403923 was reported as accurate
  • September 17, 2013:
    Serial Number B403923 was reported as accurate
  • August 31, 2013:
    Serial Number B407779 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Everything appears to be accurate except this
    serial number is a sec-o-meter dial with rotating
    second dial. Cooksey's book indicates this is a
    one star which is defined as less than 2500 made.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Plate changed from Unknown to 3/4
  • August 27, 2013:
    Serial Number B407235 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Should be stem set rather than lever set.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Pendant
    Plate changed from Unknown to 3/4
  • July 10, 2013:
    Serial Number B401793 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Pendant
    Plate changed from Unknown to 3/4
  • June 29, 2013:
    Serial Number B405549 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Pendant
  • June 21, 2013:
    Serial Number B407436 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Movement setting is by pendant.
    Sorry that I pressed yes before.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Pendant
    Plate changed from Unknown to 3/4
  • June 21, 2013:
    Serial Number B407436 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Pendant
  • June 21, 2013:
    Serial Number B401793 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: The watch I have is set by lifting or pulling up
    the winding stem. I believe that this is referred
    to as a "Pendant" (Stem) in your "Movement
    Setting:" description.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Pendant
    Plate changed from Unknown to 3/4
  • June 16, 2013:
    Serial Number B403670 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Pendant
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