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Pocket Watch Serial Number Lookup - Hamilton, South Bend, Illinois, Rockford, Waltham & Elgin Pocket Watches
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Grade: 94

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 1359382
Grade: 94
Model: 1
Class: 52
Estimated Production Year: 1884
Run Quantity: 10,000
Total Production: 85,000
Size: 8s
Jewels: 11j
Movement Configuration: Hunting
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Barrel: Going
Train: Quick
Regulator: Plain
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
U.S. Patents: 77078
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  • February 12, 2019:
    Serial Number 1352262 was reported as accurate
  • December 10, 2018:
    Serial Number 1359382 was reported as accurate
  • October 31, 2018:
    Serial Number 1357840 was reported as accurate
  • December 31, 2017:
    Serial Number 1353642 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: The database describes this as a size 6, model 1,
    11 jewel Elgin lever set made -1884. According to
    measurements it is a size 8. 36.4 mm. It is an
    Elgin National Watch Co. PatentPinion. S/N
    1353642 , 3/4 plate, gilt. I don't see jewel
    count. Thanks Jim
    Curator Response: Thanks for the report. This particular movement was manufactured before Elgin transitioned from the 8-Size to the 6-Size. A comprehensive update will take care of the size information for these runs in the near future.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Size changed from 6 to 8
  • September 7, 2017:
    Serial Number 1358158 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Size changed from 6 to 8
  • July 27, 2017:
    Serial Number 1351070 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Size changed from 6 to 8
  • July 3, 2017:
    Serial Number 1350079 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Size changed from 6 to 8
  • February 3, 2017:
    Serial Number 1356273 was reported as accurate
  • February 3, 2017:
    Serial Number 1356273 was reported as accurate
  • December 31, 2016:
    Serial Number 1350703 was reported as accurate
  • August 11, 2016:
    Serial Number 1355815 was reported as accurate
  • February 23, 2016:
    Serial Number 1351222 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: its a 6 size not an 8
  • June 5, 2015:
    Serial Number 1354111 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Size changed from 6 to 8
  • April 29, 2015:
    Serial Number 1354342 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Size changed from 6 to 8
  • April 27, 2015:
    Serial Number 1354342 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Size changed from 6 to 8
  • October 14, 2014:
    Serial Number 1351465 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Size changed from 6 to 8
  • September 22, 2014:
    Serial Number 1350561 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Size changed from 6 to 8
  • May 20, 2014:
    Serial Number 1358947 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Size changed from 6 to 8
  • December 28, 2013:
    Serial Number 1351478 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Size changed from 6 to 8
  • December 28, 2013:
    Serial Number 1351478 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Size changed from 6 to 8
  • September 3, 2013:
    Serial Number 1352126 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Size changed from 6 to 8
  • August 27, 2013:
    Serial Number 1350108 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Size changed from 6 to 8
  • July 10, 2013:
    Serial Number 1355361 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Size changed from 6 to 8
  • June 5, 2013:
    Serial Number 1357481 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Size changed from 6 to 8
  • January 30, 2013:
    Serial Number 1359874 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Size changed from 6 to 8
  • April 16, 2012:
    Serial Number 1354101 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Size changed from 6 to 8
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