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Pocket Watch Serial Number Lookup - Hamilton, South Bend, Illinois, Rockford, Waltham & Elgin Pocket Watches
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Grade: 7

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 1017163
Grade: 7
Model: 1
Class: 6
Estimated Production Year: 1883
Run Quantity: 50,000
Grade/Model Run: 3 of 6
Total Production: 277,000
Size: 18s
Jewels: 7j
Movement Configuration: Either
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Setting: Key
Plate: Full Plate
Barrel: Going
Train: Slow
Regulator: Plain
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
Quality Rating:
U.S. Patents: 77078
Data Research: 1896 Elgin Serial List
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Verifications & Observations

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  • October 8, 2019:
    Serial Number 1000956 was reported as accurate
  • June 22, 2019:
    Serial Number 1048041 was reported as accurate
  • June 11, 2019:
    Serial Number 1021752 was reported as accurate
  • April 25, 2019:
    Serial Number 1010450 was reported as accurate
  • April 14, 2019:
    Serial Number 1024106 was reported as accurate
  • April 11, 2019:
    Serial Number 1003068 was reported as accurate
  • March 3, 2019:
    Serial Number 1004878 was reported as accurate
  • February 27, 2019:
    Serial Number 1038815 was reported as accurate
  • February 11, 2019:
    Serial Number 1039593 was reported as accurate
  • February 10, 2019:
    Serial Number 1008159 was reported as accurate
  • January 10, 2019:
    Serial Number 1011067 was reported as accurate
  • December 30, 2018:
    Serial Number 1036210 was reported as accurate
  • December 28, 2018:
    Serial Number 1024595 was reported as accurate
  • November 27, 2018:
    Serial Number 1021407 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • November 18, 2018:
    Serial Number 1017838 was reported as accurate
  • July 23, 2018:
    Serial Number 1025285 was reported as accurate
  • June 26, 2018:
    Serial Number 1006502 was reported as accurate
  • May 23, 2018:
    Serial Number 1029320 was reported as accurate
  • April 16, 2018:
    Serial Number 1002760 was reported as accurate
  • March 31, 2018:
    Serial Number 1024428 was reported as accurate
  • March 31, 2018:
    Serial Number 1024428 was reported as accurate
  • March 16, 2018:
    Serial Number 1044024 was reported as accurate
  • March 9, 2018:
    Serial Number 1019900 was reported as accurate
  • February 3, 2018:
    Serial Number 1002760 was reported as accurate
  • January 21, 2018:
    Serial Number 1001893 was reported as accurate
  • December 28, 2017:
    Serial Number 1040876 was reported as accurate
  • December 10, 2017:
    Serial Number 1031709 was reported as accurate
  • November 13, 2017:
    Serial Number 1026803 was reported as accurate
  • November 9, 2017:
    Serial Number 1026803 was reported as accurate
  • October 11, 2017:
    Serial Number 1011484 was reported as accurate
  • July 27, 2017:
    Serial Number 1020356 was reported as accurate
  • June 26, 2017:
    Serial Number 1003511 was reported as accurate
  • May 14, 2017:
    Serial Number 1012741 was reported as accurate
  • April 18, 2017:
    Serial Number 1015598 was reported as accurate
  • March 26, 2017:
    Serial Number 1010642 was reported as accurate
  • March 22, 2017:
    Serial Number 1024595 was reported as accurate
  • February 28, 2017:
    Serial Number 1028232 was reported as accurate
  • December 13, 2016:
    Serial Number 1005912 was reported as accurate
  • December 1, 2016:
    Serial Number 1005777 was reported as accurate
  • November 16, 2016:
    Serial Number 1038782 was reported as accurate
  • September 15, 2016:
    Serial Number 1023852 was reported as accurate
  • May 18, 2016:
    Serial Number 1017596 was reported as accurate
  • April 22, 2016:
    Serial Number 1007097 was reported as accurate
  • April 8, 2016:
    Serial Number 1029989 was reported as accurate
  • March 30, 2016:
    Serial Number 1005624 was reported as accurate
  • February 24, 2016:
    Serial Number 1048690 was reported as accurate
  • February 24, 2016:
    Serial Number 1048690 was reported as accurate
  • February 20, 2016:
    Serial Number 1007097 was reported as accurate
  • February 15, 2016:
    Serial Number 1000997 was reported as accurate
  • February 14, 2016:
    Serial Number 1012608 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • January 20, 2016:
    Serial Number 1019205 was reported as accurate
  • January 16, 2016:
    Serial Number 1011890 was reported as accurate
  • January 2, 2016:
    Serial Number 1034572 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • December 23, 2015:
    Serial Number 1018506 was reported as accurate
  • December 19, 2015:
    Serial Number 1038900 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • November 26, 2015:
    Serial Number 1007015 was reported as accurate
  • November 25, 2015:
    Serial Number 1033062 was reported as accurate
  • November 12, 2015:
    Serial Number 1026842 was reported as accurate
  • November 12, 2015:
    Serial Number 1026842 was reported as accurate
  • November 10, 2015:
    Serial Number 1046330 was reported as accurate
  • October 5, 2015:
    Serial Number 1005969 was reported as accurate
  • September 30, 2015:
    Serial Number 1028966 was reported as accurate
  • August 18, 2015:
    Serial Number 1006605 was reported as accurate
  • July 28, 2015:
    Serial Number 1024595 was reported as accurate
  • July 19, 2015:
    Serial Number 1020635 was reported as accurate
  • July 7, 2015:
    Serial Number 1014770 was reported as accurate
  • April 20, 2015:
    Serial Number 1025636 was reported as accurate
  • April 20, 2015:
    Serial Number 1025836 was reported as accurate
  • April 20, 2015:
    Serial Number 1025836 was reported as accurate
  • April 7, 2015:
    Serial Number 1025836 was reported as accurate
  • April 7, 2015:
    Serial Number 1025836 was reported as accurate
  • March 11, 2015:
    Serial Number 1010450 was reported as accurate
  • February 25, 2015:
    Serial Number 1015266 was reported as accurate
  • January 22, 2015:
    Serial Number 1022923 was reported as accurate
  • January 22, 2015:
    Serial Number 1022923 was reported as accurate
  • January 10, 2015:
    Serial Number 1004886 was reported as accurate
  • December 23, 2014:
    Serial Number 1042967 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • December 16, 2014:
    Serial Number 1032264 was reported as accurate
  • December 1, 2014:
    Serial Number 1004436 was reported as accurate
  • November 29, 2014:
    Serial Number 1018222 was reported as accurate
  • October 19, 2014:
    Serial Number 1027358 was reported as accurate
  • October 3, 2014:
    Serial Number 1011217 was reported as accurate
  • June 29, 2014:
    Serial Number 1044778 was reported as accurate
  • February 7, 2014:
    Serial Number 1008483 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • February 2, 2014:
    Serial Number 1017521 was reported as accurate
  • January 24, 2014:
    Serial Number 1022453 was reported as accurate
  • December 2, 2013:
    Serial Number 1025757 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • October 27, 2013:
    Serial Number 1010058 was reported as accurate
  • October 26, 2013:
    Serial Number 1039659 was reported as accurate
  • October 15, 2013:
    Serial Number 1048622 was reported as accurate
  • September 30, 2013:
    Serial Number 1034561 was reported as accurate
  • September 26, 2013:
    Serial Number 1039795 was reported as accurate
  • September 25, 2013:
    Serial Number 1039795 was reported as accurate
  • August 26, 2013:
    Serial Number 1047833 was reported as accurate
  • August 17, 2013:
    Serial Number 1048311 was reported as accurate
  • August 10, 2013:
    Serial Number 1031835 was reported as accurate
  • August 10, 2013:
    Serial Number 1031835 was reported as accurate
  • August 3, 2013:
    Serial Number 1007199 was reported as accurate
  • July 31, 2013:
    Serial Number 1008803 was reported as accurate
  • July 29, 2013:
    Serial Number 1022348 was reported as accurate
  • July 18, 2013:
    Serial Number 1035884 was reported as accurate
  • July 15, 2013:
    Serial Number 1043393 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • June 27, 2013:
    Serial Number 1023603 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • June 27, 2013:
    Serial Number 1003381 was reported as accurate
  • June 27, 2013:
    Serial Number 1003381 was reported as accurate
  • June 8, 2013:
    Serial Number 1008191 was reported as accurate
  • May 1, 2013:
    Serial Number 1037821 was reported as accurate
  • March 9, 2013:
    Serial Number 1006426 was reported as accurate
  • February 24, 2013:
    Serial Number 1000341 was reported as accurate
  • February 16, 2013:
    Serial Number 1018007 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • February 11, 2013:
    Serial Number 1019455 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: number of jewels this one has 15 and was made as a
    necklace pendant
  • February 6, 2013:
    Serial Number 1044176 was reported as accurate
  • January 29, 2013:
    Serial Number 1040689 was reported as accurate
  • January 28, 2013:
    Serial Number 1010691 was reported as accurate
  • January 26, 2013:
    Serial Number 1013180 was reported as accurate
  • January 23, 2013:
    Serial Number 1013180 was reported as accurate
  • January 23, 2013:
    Serial Number 1013180 was reported as accurate
  • January 23, 2013:
    Serial Number 1011598 was reported as accurate
  • November 4, 2012:
    Serial Number 1029233 was reported as accurate
  • October 16, 2012:
    Serial Number 1014782 was reported as accurate
  • August 30, 2012:
    Serial Number 1025543 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • August 25, 2012:
    Serial Number 1029687 was reported as accurate
  • August 19, 2012:
    Serial Number 1032511 was reported as accurate
  • July 30, 2012:
    Serial Number 1033282 was reported as accurate
  • July 18, 2012:
    Serial Number 1022892 was reported as accurate
  • July 1, 2012:
    Serial Number 1039641 was reported as accurate
  • July 1, 2012:
    Serial Number 1039641 was reported as accurate
  • May 20, 2012:
    Serial Number 1049004 was reported as accurate
  • April 30, 2012:
    Serial Number 1049004 was reported as accurate
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