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Pocket Watch Serial Number Lookup - Hamilton, South Bend, Illinois, Rockford, Waltham & Elgin Pocket Watches
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Grade: 293

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 18779931
Grade: 293
Model: 7
Class: 110
Estimated Production Year: 1916
Run Quantity: 10,000
Total Production: 716,000
Size: 16s
Jewels: 7j
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Setting: Pendant
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Barrel: Going
Train: Quick
Regulator: Plain
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
Quality Rating:
U.S. Patents: 77078, 596407
Data Research: c.1950 Elgin Serial List
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Verifications & Observations

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  • October 16, 2015:
    Serial Number 18780033 was reported as accurate
  • October 17, 2014:
    Serial Number 18780169 was reported as accurate
  • June 24, 2014:
    Serial Number 18787188 was reported as accurate
  • March 18, 2014:
    Serial Number 18785234 was reported as accurate
  • December 6, 2013:
    Serial Number 18779931 was reported as accurate
  • October 15, 2013:
    Serial Number 18782286 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Mine is a 7 jewel
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from 193 to 293
    Size changed from 12 to 16
    Jewels changed from 19j to 7j
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Gilt
    Adjusted changed from Yes to No
  • August 31, 2013:
    Serial Number 18783200 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from 193 to 293
    Size changed from 12 to 16
    Jewels changed from 19j to 7j
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Gilt
    Adjusted changed from Yes to No
  • August 19, 2013:
    Serial Number 18780414 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from 193 to 293
    Size changed from 12 to 16
    Jewels changed from 19j to 7j
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Gilt
    Adjusted changed from Yes to No
  • August 19, 2013:
    Serial Number 18780414 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 7jewels
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from 193 to 293
    Size changed from 12 to 16
    Jewels changed from 19j to 7j
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Gilt
    Adjusted changed from Yes to No
  • February 4, 2013:
    Serial Number 18781560 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Everything is incorrect.
    It is a Model 7,Grade 293,Class110
    7 jewel
    16 size
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from 193 to 293
    Size changed from 12 to 16
    Jewels changed from 19j to 7j
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Gilt
    Adjusted changed from Yes to No
  • January 20, 2013:
    Serial Number 18785372 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 18785372 293 grade 7j 16s
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from 193 to 293
    Size changed from 12 to 16
    Jewels changed from 19j to 7j
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Gilt
    Adjusted changed from Yes to No
  • January 15, 2013:
    Serial Number 18785372 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: the jewels, mine says seven and I thank its a 16s
    movement finish is gold or gold tone. Wadsworth
    case 568213 and silver ode or coin silver
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from 193 to 293
    Size changed from 12 to 16
    Jewels changed from 19j to 7j
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Gilt
    Adjusted changed from Yes to No
  • January 12, 2013:
    Serial Number 18786703 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 17 jewel not 19j
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from 193 to 293
    Size changed from 12 to 16
    Jewels changed from 19j to 7j
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Gilt
    Adjusted changed from Yes to No
  • November 26, 2012:
    Serial Number 18782964 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: SEVEN JEWELS
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from 193 to 293
    Size changed from 12 to 16
    Jewels changed from 19j to 7j
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Gilt
    Adjusted changed from Yes to No
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