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Pocket Watch Serial Number Lookup - Hamilton, South Bend, Illinois, Rockford, Waltham & Elgin Pocket Watches
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Elgin Grade 374 Pocket Watch

Grade: 374

Father Time

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 14229082
Grade: 374
Variation: Father Time
Model: 15
Class: 98
Estimated Production Year: 1910
Run Quantity: 1,000
Total Production: 11,000
Size: 16s
Jewels: 21j
Jewel Material: Ruby & Sapphire
Jewel Setting: Gold Settings (Screw-Set)
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Finish Pattern: Sunburst
Movement Inlay Color: Gilt
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Double Roller: Yes
Barrel: Motor
Train: Quick
Regulator: Traveling Nut (spring)
Hairspring: Breguet
Pallet Jewel Material: Sapphire
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
Wind Indicator: No
U.S. Patents: 77078, 596407
Data Research: c.1950 Elgin Serial List
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Verifications & Observations

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  • February 6, 2018:
    Serial Number 14229551 was reported as accurate
  • March 8, 2017:
    Serial Number 14229700 was reported as accurate
  • February 24, 2017:
    Serial Number 14229878 was reported as accurate
  • January 27, 2017:
    Serial Number 14229517 was reported as accurate
  • June 4, 2016:
    Serial Number 14229713 was reported as accurate
  • December 16, 2015:
    Serial Number 14229961 was reported as accurate
  • September 10, 2014:
    Serial Number 14229281 was reported as accurate
  • November 28, 2013:
    Serial Number 14229958 was reported as accurate
  • November 2, 2013:
    Serial Number 14229082 was reported as accurate
  • February 10, 2013:
    Serial Number 14229281 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: no winding imdicator
Elgin Grade 374 Pocket Watch