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Pocket Watch Serial Number Lookup - Hamilton, South Bend, Illinois, Rockford, Waltham & Elgin Pocket Watches
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Grade: 270

Veritas

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 13279448
Grade: 270
Variation: Veritas
Model: 9
Class: 98
Estimated Production Year: 1908
Run Quantity: 1,000
Grade/Model Run: 14 of 14
Total Production: 12,000
Size: 16s
Jewels: 21j
Jewel Material: Ruby
Jewel Setting: Gold Settings (Screw-Set)
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Inlay Color: Gilt
Movement Setting: Lever
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
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
Quality Rating:
U.S. Patents: 77078, 596407
Data Research: 1909 Elgin Serial List
1915 Elgin Serial List
1927/1950 Elgin Serial List
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Verifications & Observations

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  • May 19, 2019:
    Serial Number 13279532 was reported as accurate
  • May 17, 2019:
    Serial Number 13279532 was reported as accurate
  • February 15, 2018:
    Serial Number 13279448 was reported as accurate
  • February 19, 2017:
    Serial Number 13279966 was reported as accurate
  • September 4, 2016:
    Serial Number 13279149 was reported as accurate
  • September 2, 2016:
    Serial Number 13279149 was reported as accurate
  • June 2, 2015:
    Serial Number 13279526 was reported as accurate
  • December 30, 2014:
    Serial Number 13279292 was reported as accurate
  • August 29, 2014:
    Serial Number 13279291 was reported as accurate
  • July 17, 2014:
    Serial Number 13279292 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Number of 'Adjusted to Positions' not indicated on
    movement
  • December 27, 2013:
    Serial Number 13279480 was reported as accurate
  • December 25, 2013:
    Serial Number 13279480 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Number of 'Adjusted to Positions' not indicated on
    movement
  • November 11, 2013:
    Serial Number 13279912 was reported as accurate
  • August 17, 2013:
    Serial Number 13279212 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Number of 'Adjusted to Positions' not indicated on
    movement
  • April 28, 2013:
    Serial Number 13279790 was reported as accurate
  • April 19, 2013:
    Serial Number 13279966 was reported as accurate
  • April 3, 2013:
    Serial Number 13279846 was reported as accurate
  • April 1, 2013:
    Serial Number 13279846 was reported as accurate
  • February 7, 2013:
    Serial Number 13279789 was reported as accurate
  • September 22, 2012:
    Serial Number 13279671 was reported as accurate
  • September 20, 2012:
    Serial Number 13279667 was reported as accurate
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