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Pocket Watch Serial Number Lookup - Hamilton, South Bend, Illinois, Rockford, Waltham & Elgin Pocket Watches
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Grade: 156

Lord Elgin

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 10249247
Grade: 156
Model: 6
Class: 36
Estimated Production Year: 1904
Run Quantity: 1,000
Total Production: 3,200
Size: 16s
Jewels: 21j
Jewel Material: Ruby & Sapphire
Jewel Setting: Raised Gold Settings (Pressed)
Movement Configuration: Hunting
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Pendant
Plate: Bridge Plate
Bridge Type: 3-finger
Double Roller: Yes
Barrel: Going
Train: Quick
Train Material: Gold
Center Wheel Material: Gold
Regulator: Moseley
Hairspring: Breguet
Escapement Type: Straight-line
Pallet Jewel Material: Ruby
Standard Dial Type: Double-Sunk
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted to Position: Yes
Adjusted # of Positions: 5
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Adjusted to Isochronism: Yes
Railroad Grade: Yes
U.S. Patents: 596407
Data Research: 1904 Elgin Serial List
1915 Elgin Serial List
1927/1950 Elgin Serial List
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Verifications & Observations

10249001
Verification Serial Map
10250000
  • January 4, 2019:
    Serial Number 10249374 was reported as accurate
  • May 9, 2018:
    Serial Number 10249197 was reported as accurate
  • April 28, 2018:
    Serial Number 10249719 was reported as accurate
  • February 17, 2018:
    Serial Number 10249209 was reported as accurate
  • April 7, 2016:
    Serial Number 10249247 was reported as accurate
  • February 1, 2016:
    Serial Number 10249433 was reported as accurate
  • February 1, 2016:
    Serial Number 10249433 was reported as accurate
  • July 23, 2015:
    Serial Number 10249991 was reported as accurate
  • June 28, 2015:
    Serial Number 10249161 was reported as accurate
  • August 25, 2014:
    Serial Number 10249760 was reported as accurate
  • April 23, 2014:
    Serial Number 10249820 was reported as accurate
  • February 26, 2014:
    Serial Number 10249433 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Number of 'Adjusted to Positions' not indicated on
    movement
  • November 6, 2013:
    Serial Number 10249230 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Number of 'Adjusted to Positions' not indicated on
    movement
  • October 10, 2013:
    Serial Number 10249878 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Number of 'Adjusted to Positions' not indicated on
    movement
  • August 1, 2013:
    Serial Number 10249352 was reported as accurate
  • October 29, 2012:
    Serial Number 10249764 was reported as accurate
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