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Pocket Watch Serial Number Lookup - Hamilton, South Bend, Illinois, Rockford, Waltham & Elgin Pocket Watches
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Grade: 29

Lady Elgin

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 131545
Grade: 29
Variation: Lady Elgin
Model: 3
Class: 47
Estimated Production Year: 1871
Run Quantity: 5,000
Total Production: 31,500
Size: 10s
Jewels: 15j
Movement Configuration: Either
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Setting: Key
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Barrel: Going
Train: Quick
Regulator: Plain
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
Data Research: c.1950 Elgin Serial List
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Verifications & Observations

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  • September 22, 2017:
    Serial Number 130266 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Has been Inspected and serviced, and is 15 Jewels.
    Curator Response: Thanks for the followup verification. It always helps to distinguish expert information from haphazard reports based on speculation. Much appreciated. The database has been updated accordingly.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 11j to 15j
  • August 22, 2017:
    Serial Number 130266 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 15 Jewel
    Curator Response: Unverified. Movement contains friction-set plate jewels and jewel count would need to be verified by inspecting under the dial. [eBay #263162849971]
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 11j to 15j
  • December 31, 2016:
    Serial Number 130052 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 11j to 15j
  • November 19, 2016:
    Serial Number 133917 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 11j to 15j
  • June 10, 2016:
    Serial Number 132133 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 11j to 15j
  • November 7, 2015:
    Serial Number 131743 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 11j to 15j
  • October 8, 2015:
    Serial Number 132502 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 11j to 15j
  • October 3, 2015:
    Serial Number 132133 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 11j to 15j
  • January 3, 2015:
    Serial Number 133385 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: my lady elgin is 15 jewel
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 11j to 15j
  • January 3, 2015:
    Serial Number 133128 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 11j to 15j
  • April 7, 2014:
    Serial Number 133224 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 11j to 15j
  • March 4, 2014:
    Serial Number 130892 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 11j to 15j
  • January 30, 2014:
    Serial Number 133474 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 11j to 15j
  • January 17, 2014:
    Serial Number 130391 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 11j to 15j
  • January 4, 2014:
    Serial Number 132626 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 11j to 15j
  • December 30, 2013:
    Serial Number 130869 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 11j to 15j
  • October 4, 2013:
    Serial Number 134963 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 11j to 15j
  • July 27, 2013:
    Serial Number 133884 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 11j to 15j
  • July 16, 2013:
    Serial Number 133903 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 11j to 15j
  • January 14, 2013:
    Serial Number 133381 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 11j to 15j
  • December 8, 2012:
    Serial Number 132288 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 11j to 15j
  • October 17, 2012:
    Serial Number 132252 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 11j to 15j
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