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Pocket Watch Serial Number Lookup - Hamilton, South Bend, Illinois, Rockford, Waltham & Elgin Pocket Watches
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Grade: 214

Veritas

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 16022241
Grade: 214
Variation: Veritas
Model: 8
Class: 89
Estimated Production Year: 1912
Run Quantity: 1,000
Total Production: 24,000
Size: 18s
Jewels: 23j
Jewel Material: Ruby, Sapphire & Diamond
Jewel Setting: Raised Gold Settings (Screw-Set)
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Signing Style: Mixed
Movement Inlay Color: Gilt
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Double Roller: Yes
Barrel: Jewelled Motor
Balance Jewel Material: Diamond
Train: Quick
Train Material: Gold
Regulator: Traveling Nut (spring)
Hairspring: Breguet
Escapement Type: Straight Line
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 Available: Yes
Wind Indicator Present: Mixed
Quality Rating:
U.S. Patents: 596407
Movement Markings: Veritas
Elgin, Ill.
U.S.A.
23 Jewels
Adjusted 5 Positions
Safety Barrel
Data Research: 1927/1950 Elgin Serial List
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Verifications & Observations

16022001
Verification Serial Map
16023000
  • May 27, 2018:
    Serial Number 16022332 was reported as accurate
  • January 26, 2018:
    Serial Number 16022617 was reported as accurate
  • September 9, 2017:
    Serial Number 16022912 was reported as accurate
  • May 19, 2017:
    Serial Number 16022369 was reported as accurate
  • May 11, 2017:
    Serial Number 16022369 was reported as accurate
  • March 21, 2016:
    Serial Number 16022508 was reported as accurate
  • April 11, 2015:
    Serial Number 16022332 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Up/Down Indicator
  • November 19, 2013:
    Serial Number 16022511 was reported as accurate
  • October 22, 2013:
    Serial Number 16022511 was reported as accurate
  • October 8, 2013:
    Serial Number 16022511 was reported as accurate
  • June 12, 2013:
    Serial Number 16022458 was reported as accurate
  • March 24, 2013:
    Serial Number 16022466 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted changed from No to Yes
  • March 24, 2013:
    Serial Number 16022466 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted changed from No to Yes
  • March 6, 2013:
    Serial Number 16022047 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted changed from No to Yes
  • February 19, 2013:
    Serial Number 16022225 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted changed from No to Yes
  • January 23, 2013:
    Serial Number 16022458 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted changed from No to Yes
  • September 4, 2012:
    Serial Number 16022282 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: no winding indicator
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted changed from No to Yes
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