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Pocket Watch Serial Number Lookup - Hamilton, South Bend, Illinois, Rockford, Waltham & Elgin Pocket Watches
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Grade: 82

Mixed Run: Marked "Elgin Nat'l Watch Co." or "G.M. Wheeler"

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 1775906
Grade: 82
Variation: Mixed
Model: 3
Class: 4
Estimated Production Year: 1885
Run Quantity: 20,000
Grade/Model Run: 7 of 65
Total Production: 155,000
Size: 18s
Jewels: 15j
Jewel Setting: Screw-Set
Movement Configuration: Hunting
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Signing Style: Formal Script
Movement Inlay Color: None
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: Full Plate
Barrel: Going
Train: Quick
Regulator: Moseley
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
U.S. Patents: 77078
Movement Markings: G.M. Wheeler [or Elgin Nat'l Watch Co.]
Elgin, Ills.
Safety Pinion.
Data Research: 1896 Elgin Serial List
1904 Elgin Serial List
1915 Elgin Serial List
1927/1950 Elgin Serial List
Research Note: Mixed Run: Grade 82 Movements Marked "Elgin Nat'l Watch Co." or "G.M. Wheeler"
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Verifications & Observations

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Verification Serial Map
1780000
  • October 15, 2019:
    Serial Number 1764543 was reported as accurate
  • October 13, 2019:
    Serial Number 1774422 was reported as accurate
  • October 5, 2019:
    Serial Number 1768046 was reported as accurate
  • September 16, 2019:
    Serial Number 1768701 was reported as accurate
  • September 8, 2019:
    Serial Number 1777754 was reported as accurate
  • August 19, 2019:
    Serial Number 1772665 was reported as accurate
  • August 19, 2019:
    Serial Number 1772665 was reported as accurate
  • July 14, 2019:
    Serial Number 1764817 was reported as accurate
  • July 11, 2019:
    Serial Number 1761921 was reported as accurate
  • June 8, 2019:
    Serial Number 1765240 was reported as accurate
  • March 25, 2019:
    Serial Number 1761209 was reported as accurate
  • March 22, 2019:
    Serial Number 1772968 was reported as accurate
  • February 18, 2019:
    Serial Number 1768616 was reported as accurate
  • February 2, 2019:
    Serial Number 1766613 was reported as accurate
  • January 3, 2019:
    Serial Number 1768212 was reported as accurate
  • December 22, 2018:
    Serial Number 1775537 was reported as accurate
  • December 20, 2018:
    Serial Number 1767727 was reported as accurate
  • November 27, 2018:
    Serial Number 1776648 was reported as accurate
  • November 22, 2018:
    Serial Number 1770823 was reported as accurate
  • November 19, 2018:
    Serial Number 1760653 was reported as accurate
  • October 22, 2018:
    Serial Number 1760418 was reported as accurate
  • October 15, 2018:
    Serial Number 1766904 was reported as accurate
  • July 14, 2018:
    Serial Number 1766904 was reported as accurate
  • June 23, 2018:
    Serial Number 1777590 was reported as accurate
  • June 10, 2018:
    Serial Number 1764690 was reported as accurate
  • June 8, 2018:
    Serial Number 1777671 was reported as accurate
  • May 29, 2018:
    Serial Number 1777671 was reported as accurate
  • May 21, 2018:
    Serial Number 1767379 was reported as accurate
  • May 8, 2018:
    Serial Number 1764690 was reported as accurate
  • April 26, 2018:
    Serial Number 1762951 was reported as accurate
  • April 23, 2018:
    Serial Number 1768437 was reported as accurate
  • April 9, 2018:
    Serial Number 1764888 was reported as accurate
  • February 23, 2018:
    Serial Number 1760531 was reported as accurate
  • February 1, 2018:
    Serial Number 1778663 was reported as accurate
  • January 9, 2018:
    Serial Number 1774537 was reported as accurate
  • November 6, 2017:
    Serial Number 1776843 was reported as accurate
  • August 30, 2017:
    Serial Number 1778725 was reported as accurate
  • August 26, 2017:
    Serial Number 1768133 was reported as accurate
  • August 23, 2017:
    Serial Number 1779334 was reported as accurate
  • April 29, 2017:
    Serial Number 1767742 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 13j or 15j to 15j
  • April 22, 2017:
    Serial Number 1776843 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 13j or 15j to 15j
  • March 30, 2017:
    Serial Number 1772382 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 13j or 15j to 15j
  • February 15, 2017:
    Serial Number 1773834 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 13j or 15j to 15j
  • February 11, 2017:
    Serial Number 1773834 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 13j or 15j to 15j
  • January 23, 2017:
    Serial Number 1777602 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 13j or 15j to 15j
  • January 18, 2017:
    Serial Number 1767655 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 13j or 15j to 15j
  • December 10, 2016:
    Serial Number 1773488 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 13j or 15j to 15j
  • November 17, 2016:
    Serial Number 1777132 was reported as accurate
  • November 17, 2016:
    Serial Number 1777132 was reported as accurate
  • September 30, 2016:
    Serial Number 1779844 was reported as accurate
  • September 29, 2016:
    Serial Number 1760634 was reported as accurate
  • September 26, 2016:
    Serial Number 1778189 was reported as accurate
  • July 7, 2016:
    Serial Number 1777882 was reported as accurate
  • May 7, 2016:
    Serial Number 1778758 was reported as accurate
  • March 24, 2016:
    Serial Number 1767679 was reported as accurate
  • March 5, 2016:
    Serial Number 1769158 was reported as accurate
  • March 4, 2016:
    Serial Number 1769158 was reported as accurate
  • December 29, 2015:
    Serial Number 1767549 was reported as accurate
  • November 22, 2015:
    Serial Number 1774121 was reported as accurate
  • October 31, 2015:
    Serial Number 1767620 was reported as accurate
  • October 30, 2015:
    Serial Number 1769110 was reported as accurate
  • September 15, 2015:
    Serial Number 1776143 was reported as accurate
  • August 22, 2015:
    Serial Number 1773169 was reported as accurate
  • August 9, 2015:
    Serial Number 1777465 was reported as accurate
  • April 22, 2015:
    Serial Number 1779823 was reported as accurate
  • March 13, 2015:
    Serial Number 1773194 was reported as accurate
  • February 5, 2015:
    Serial Number 1776495 was reported as accurate
  • January 23, 2015:
    Serial Number 1767679 was reported as accurate
  • January 6, 2015:
    Serial Number 1776714 was reported as accurate
  • December 31, 2014:
    Serial Number 1779774 was reported as accurate
  • December 18, 2014:
    Serial Number 1776714 was reported as accurate
  • November 19, 2014:
    Serial Number 1767679 was reported as accurate
  • November 13, 2014:
    Serial Number 1767679 was reported as accurate
  • October 8, 2014:
    Serial Number 1763261 was reported as accurate
  • September 15, 2014:
    Serial Number 1778573 was reported as accurate
  • September 8, 2014:
    Serial Number 1778573 was reported as accurate
  • September 1, 2014:
    Serial Number 1760777 was reported as accurate
  • August 7, 2014:
    Serial Number 1775656 was reported as accurate
  • July 7, 2014:
    Serial Number 1776714 was reported as accurate
  • June 24, 2014:
    Serial Number 1766145 was reported as accurate
  • April 22, 2014:
    Serial Number 1762757 was reported as accurate
  • April 22, 2014:
    Serial Number 1762757 was reported as accurate
  • March 9, 2014:
    Serial Number 1772846 was reported as accurate
  • February 15, 2014:
    Serial Number 1762394 was reported as accurate
  • January 5, 2014:
    Serial Number 1763154 was reported as accurate
  • November 30, 2013:
    Serial Number 1767773 was reported as accurate
  • November 10, 2013:
    Serial Number 1772761 was reported as accurate
  • November 8, 2013:
    Serial Number 1775698 was reported as accurate
  • August 31, 2013:
    Serial Number 1762435 was reported as accurate
  • July 24, 2013:
    Serial Number 1764257 was reported as accurate
  • July 14, 2013:
    Serial Number 1764118 was reported as accurate
  • July 10, 2013:
    Serial Number 1764118 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • June 20, 2013:
    Serial Number 1766130 was reported as accurate
  • June 1, 2013:
    Serial Number 1779535 was reported as accurate
  • May 30, 2013:
    Serial Number 1760715 was reported as accurate
  • May 30, 2013:
    Serial Number 1760715 was reported as accurate
  • March 10, 2013:
    Serial Number 1773634 was reported as accurate
  • February 27, 2013:
    Serial Number 1769514 was reported as accurate
  • February 11, 2013:
    Serial Number 1763340 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 13j to 15j
  • February 9, 2013:
    Serial Number 1761650 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 13j to 15j
  • February 8, 2013:
    Serial Number 1769514 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: The watch matches except it is a 15 jewel.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 13j to 15j
  • February 8, 2013:
    Serial Number 1769514 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 13j to 15j
  • February 4, 2013:
    Serial Number 1769514 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 13j to 15j
  • December 28, 2012:
    Serial Number 1774284 was reported as accurate
  • December 18, 2012:
    Serial Number 1769682 was reported as accurate
  • December 10, 2012:
    Serial Number 1775994 was reported as accurate
  • November 28, 2012:
    Serial Number 1764091 was reported as accurate
  • September 21, 2012:
    Serial Number 1777195 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 13j to 15j
  • September 12, 2012:
    Serial Number 1769435 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 13j to 15j
  • July 9, 2012:
    Serial Number 1767540 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 13j to 15j
  • June 26, 2012:
    Serial Number 1767540 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 13j to 15j
  • June 23, 2012:
    Serial Number 1767304 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Movement not marked GM Wheeler but sometimes they
    are not.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 13j to 15j
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