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Pocket Watch Serial Number Lookup - Hamilton, South Bend, Illinois, Rockford, Waltham & Elgin Pocket Watches
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Grade: 6

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 1425971
Grade: 6
Model: 4
Class: 6
Estimated Production Year: 1884
Run Quantity: 50,000
Grade/Model Run: 6 of 7
Total Production: 193,000
Size: 18s
Jewels: 7j
Movement Configuration: Hunting
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: Full Plate
Barrel: Going
Train: Slow
Regulator: Plain
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
U.S. Patents: 77078
Data Research: 1896 Elgin Serial List
1904 Elgin Serial List
1915 Elgin Serial List
1927/1950 Elgin Serial List
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Verifications & Observations

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  • February 23, 2020:
    Serial Number 1433786 was reported as accurate
  • January 31, 2020:
    Serial Number 1432525 was reported as accurate
  • January 28, 2020:
    Serial Number 1449079 was reported as accurate
  • January 9, 2020:
    Serial Number 1401431 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • November 21, 2019:
    Serial Number 1406505 was reported as accurate
  • November 16, 2019:
    Serial Number 1412935 was reported as accurate
  • November 6, 2019:
    Serial Number 1408569 was reported as accurate
  • October 24, 2019:
    Serial Number 1449715 was reported as accurate
  • October 22, 2019:
    Serial Number 1425744 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • September 15, 2019:
    Serial Number 1405792 was reported as accurate
  • August 25, 2019:
    Serial Number 1440988 was reported as accurate
  • August 17, 2019:
    Serial Number 1437314 was reported as accurate
  • August 15, 2019:
    Serial Number 1431962 was reported as accurate
  • August 4, 2019:
    Serial Number 1414945 was reported as accurate
  • July 25, 2019:
    Serial Number 1439367 was reported as accurate
  • July 16, 2019:
    Serial Number 1422932 was reported as accurate
  • July 2, 2019:
    Serial Number 1429274 was reported as accurate
  • June 26, 2019:
    Serial Number 1436432 was reported as accurate
  • June 20, 2019:
    Serial Number 1428039 was reported as accurate
  • March 31, 2019:
    Serial Number 1433028 was reported as accurate
  • February 13, 2019:
    Serial Number 1402779 was reported as accurate
  • January 17, 2019:
    Serial Number 1401567 was reported as accurate
  • January 12, 2019:
    Serial Number 1419795 was reported as accurate
  • October 15, 2018:
    Serial Number 1424918 was reported as accurate
  • October 15, 2018:
    Serial Number 1424928 was reported as accurate
  • October 14, 2018:
    Serial Number 1424918 was reported as accurate
  • October 14, 2018:
    Serial Number 1424918 was reported as accurate
  • October 7, 2018:
    Serial Number 1440396 was reported as accurate
  • August 13, 2018:
    Serial Number 1423841 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • June 17, 2018:
    Serial Number 1441593 was reported as accurate
  • May 19, 2018:
    Serial Number 1412230 was reported as accurate
  • April 30, 2018:
    Serial Number 1400492 was reported as accurate
  • March 10, 2018:
    Serial Number 1432525 was reported as accurate
  • March 8, 2018:
    Serial Number 1437284 was reported as accurate
  • March 3, 2018:
    Serial Number 1429187 was reported as accurate
  • March 1, 2018:
    Serial Number 1430758 was reported as accurate
  • February 27, 2018:
    Serial Number 1411596 was reported as accurate
  • February 19, 2018:
    Serial Number 1430758 was reported as accurate
  • February 2, 2018:
    Serial Number 1413490 was reported as accurate
  • January 15, 2018:
    Serial Number 1415322 was reported as accurate
  • December 7, 2017:
    Serial Number 1440035 was reported as accurate
  • December 6, 2017:
    Serial Number 1409902 was reported as accurate
  • December 1, 2017:
    Serial Number 1441959 was reported as accurate
  • November 25, 2017:
    Serial Number 1429137 was reported as accurate
  • October 7, 2017:
    Serial Number 1407714 was reported as accurate
  • September 22, 2017:
    Serial Number 1442537 was reported as accurate
  • September 22, 2017:
    Serial Number 1442537 was reported as accurate
  • September 22, 2017:
    Serial Number 1442537 was reported as accurate
  • August 21, 2017:
    Serial Number 1436065 was reported as accurate
  • August 16, 2017:
    Serial Number 1401962 was reported as accurate
  • June 19, 2017:
    Serial Number 1413928 was reported as accurate
  • May 23, 2017:
    Serial Number 1402988 was reported as accurate
  • April 13, 2017:
    Serial Number 1400492 was reported as accurate
  • April 5, 2017:
    Serial Number 1441867 was reported as accurate
  • January 29, 2017:
    Serial Number 1409845 was reported as accurate
  • January 21, 2017:
    Serial Number 1420126 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Stamped 15 jewels database indicates 7 jewels.
  • January 11, 2017:
    Serial Number 1418527 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Movement is stamped 17 jewels
  • November 22, 2016:
    Serial Number 1435983 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: the movement is stamped 17 jewels. the movement
    is stamped adjusted
  • November 3, 2016:
    Serial Number 1436406 was reported as accurate
  • October 10, 2016:
    Serial Number 1435925 was reported as accurate
  • August 25, 2016:
    Serial Number 1431901 was reported as accurate
  • August 25, 2016:
    Serial Number 1431901 was reported as accurate
  • August 23, 2016:
    Serial Number 1445652 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: It is pendant wind and set, not lever set.
  • August 4, 2016:
    Serial Number 1441548 was reported as accurate
  • July 30, 2016:
    Serial Number 1409824 was reported as accurate
  • July 27, 2016:
    Serial Number 1417808 was reported as accurate
  • July 25, 2016:
    Serial Number 1417032 was reported as accurate
  • July 17, 2016:
    Serial Number 1429576 was reported as accurate
  • July 17, 2016:
    Serial Number 1431901 was reported as accurate
  • June 9, 2016:
    Serial Number 1439960 was reported as accurate
  • February 20, 2016:
    Serial Number 1434254 was reported as accurate
  • January 10, 2016:
    Serial Number 1437430 was reported as accurate
  • November 21, 2015:
    Serial Number 1443338 was reported as accurate
  • October 27, 2015:
    Serial Number 1437721 was reported as accurate
  • October 27, 2015:
    Serial Number 1437721 was reported as accurate
  • October 27, 2015:
    Serial Number 1437721 was reported as accurate
  • October 27, 2015:
    Serial Number 1437721 was reported as accurate
  • June 3, 2015:
    Serial Number 1401323 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • April 19, 2015:
    Serial Number 1423888 was reported as accurate
  • April 9, 2015:
    Serial Number 1444652 was reported as accurate
  • December 16, 2014:
    Serial Number 1442376 was reported as accurate
  • December 15, 2014:
    Serial Number 1444325 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • October 20, 2014:
    Serial Number 1434293 was reported as accurate
  • October 12, 2014:
    Serial Number 1414704 was reported as accurate
  • October 3, 2014:
    Serial Number 1414904 was reported as accurate
  • September 13, 2014:
    Serial Number 1416640 was reported as accurate
  • August 26, 2014:
    Serial Number 1409876 was reported as accurate
  • August 23, 2014:
    Serial Number 1449860 was reported as accurate
  • May 29, 2014:
    Serial Number 1405839 was reported as accurate
  • May 28, 2014:
    Serial Number 1412966 was reported as accurate
  • May 15, 2014:
    Serial Number 1423357 was reported as accurate
  • May 13, 2014:
    Serial Number 1423357 was reported as accurate
  • April 2, 2014:
    Serial Number 1422533 was reported as accurate
  • March 23, 2014:
    Serial Number 1446993 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • February 27, 2014:
    Serial Number 1444695 was reported as accurate
  • February 27, 2014:
    Serial Number 1444695 was reported as accurate
  • January 28, 2014:
    Serial Number 1416317 was reported as accurate
  • January 25, 2014:
    Serial Number 1448627 was reported as accurate
  • December 3, 2013:
    Serial Number 1417595 was reported as accurate
  • September 10, 2013:
    Serial Number 1405815 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • August 23, 2013:
    Serial Number 1445183 was reported as accurate
  • July 28, 2013:
    Serial Number 1442237 was reported as accurate
  • July 28, 2013:
    Serial Number 1420825 was reported as accurate
  • July 17, 2013:
    Serial Number 1436605 was reported as accurate
  • July 17, 2013:
    Serial Number 1436605 was reported as accurate
  • June 30, 2013:
    Serial Number 1428773 was reported as accurate
  • June 19, 2013:
    Serial Number 1443911 was reported as accurate
  • April 6, 2013:
    Serial Number 1447940 was reported as accurate
  • April 5, 2013:
    Serial Number 1410859 was reported as accurate
  • April 4, 2013:
    Serial Number 1435349 was reported as accurate
  • April 3, 2013:
    Serial Number 1423966 was reported as accurate
  • April 2, 2013:
    Serial Number 1431799 was reported as accurate
  • March 28, 2013:
    Serial Number 1411397 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • March 27, 2013:
    Serial Number 1414717 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 15 Jewels
  • March 22, 2013:
    Serial Number 1405322 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • March 8, 2013:
    Serial Number 1430148 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: nickle 17 jewel
  • February 6, 2013:
    Serial Number 1415475 was reported as accurate
  • February 1, 2013:
    Serial Number 1448071 was reported as accurate
  • December 21, 2012:
    Serial Number 1449846 was reported as accurate
  • November 21, 2012:
    Serial Number 1400492 was reported as accurate
  • October 22, 2012:
    Serial Number 1408245 was reported as accurate
  • October 13, 2012:
    Serial Number 1420491 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • September 19, 2012:
    Serial Number 1425474 was reported as accurate
  • August 22, 2012:
    Serial Number 1437677 was reported as accurate
  • August 20, 2012:
    Serial Number 1425917 was reported as accurate
  • April 26, 2012:
    Serial Number 1433699 was reported as accurate
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