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

Grade: 94

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 1875770
Grade: 94
Model: 1
Class: 52
Estimated Production Year: 1886
Run Quantity: 20,000
Grade/Model Run: 7 of 8
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
Data Research: 1896 Elgin Serial List
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Verifications & Observations

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  • November 28, 2019:
    Serial Number 1881220 was reported as accurate
  • October 4, 2019:
    Serial Number 1879840 was reported as accurate
  • August 1, 2019:
    Serial Number 1881794 was reported as accurate
  • April 24, 2019:
    Serial Number 1879840 was reported as accurate
  • February 3, 2019:
    Serial Number 1874912 was reported as accurate
  • December 12, 2018:
    Serial Number 1883566 was reported as accurate
  • October 26, 2018:
    Serial Number 1870099 was reported as accurate
  • July 3, 2018:
    Serial Number 1875263 was reported as accurate
  • July 2, 2018:
    Serial Number 1879684 was reported as accurate
  • May 31, 2018:
    Serial Number 1886101 was reported as accurate
  • May 12, 2018:
    Serial Number 1879101 was reported as accurate
  • May 6, 2018:
    Serial Number 1889581 was reported as accurate
  • March 29, 2018:
    Serial Number 1887851 was reported as accurate
  • December 6, 2017:
    Serial Number 1886581 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Size changed from 6 to 8
  • August 15, 2017:
    Serial Number 1877894 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Size changed from 6 to 8
  • March 18, 2017:
    Serial Number 1872690 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Size changed from 6 to 8
  • February 14, 2017:
    Serial Number 1870652 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • January 5, 2017:
    Serial Number 1887708 was reported as accurate
  • November 6, 2016:
    Serial Number 1878407 was reported as accurate
  • October 26, 2016:
    Serial Number 1871125 was reported as accurate
  • May 24, 2016:
    Serial Number 1886933 was reported as accurate
  • February 9, 2016:
    Serial Number 1883165 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: This is an 8s size movement
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Size changed from 6 to 8
  • December 19, 2015:
    Serial Number 1884177 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Movement measures 35.41mm making it an 8 size.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Size changed from 6 to 8
  • November 29, 2015:
    Serial Number 1885782 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Size changed from 6 to 8
  • July 1, 2015:
    Serial Number 1870520 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Nickel plated
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Size changed from 6 to 8
  • April 15, 2015:
    Serial Number 1884177 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Size changed from 6 to 8
  • April 15, 2015:
    Serial Number 1884177 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Size changed from 6 to 8
  • April 11, 2015:
    Serial Number 1879512 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Size changed from 6 to 8
  • April 9, 2015:
    Serial Number 1887319 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Size changed from 6 to 8
  • March 20, 2015:
    Serial Number 1884177 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Size changed from 6 to 8
  • March 3, 2015:
    Serial Number 1878767 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Size changed from 6 to 8
  • February 20, 2015:
    Serial Number 1884177 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Size changed from 6 to 8
  • November 10, 2014:
    Serial Number 1870245 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Size changed from 6 to 8
  • November 3, 2014:
    Serial Number 1873036 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Size changed from 6 to 8
  • November 3, 2014:
    Serial Number 1873036 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Size changed from 6 to 8
  • November 3, 2014:
    Serial Number 1873036 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Size changed from 6 to 8
  • November 3, 2014:
    Serial Number 1873036 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Size changed from 6 to 8
  • October 18, 2014:
    Serial Number 1879278 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Size changed from 6 to 8
  • July 19, 2014:
    Serial Number 1883553 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Size changed from 6 to 8
  • July 9, 2014:
    Serial Number 1888820 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Size changed from 6 to 8
  • February 19, 2014:
    Serial Number 1879461 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Size changed from 6 to 8
  • December 20, 2013:
    Serial Number 1873839 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Size changed from 6 to 8
  • December 20, 2013:
    Serial Number 1873839 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Size changed from 6 to 8
  • October 21, 2013:
    Serial Number 1889872 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Size changed from 6 to 8
  • October 13, 2013:
    Serial Number 1870179 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Size changed from 6 to 8
  • September 24, 2013:
    Serial Number 1878407 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Size changed from 6 to 8
  • August 28, 2013:
    Serial Number 1874395 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Size changed from 6 to 8
  • March 4, 2013:
    Serial Number 1889167 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Size changed from 6 to 8
  • March 2, 2013:
    Serial Number 1879512 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Size changed from 6 to 8
  • July 22, 2012:
    Serial Number 1870827 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Size changed from 6 to 8
  • June 4, 2012:
    Serial Number 1882239 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Size changed from 6 to 8
  • April 23, 2012:
    Serial Number 1875557 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Size changed from 6 to 8
  • April 13, 2012:
    Serial Number 1874008 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Size changed from 6 to 8
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Elgin Grade 94 Pocket Watch