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Pocket Watch Serial Number Lookup - Hamilton, South Bend, Illinois, Rockford, Waltham & Elgin Pocket Watches
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Grade: 10

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 1911556
Grade: 10
Model: 3
Class: 5
Estimated Production Year: 1886
Run Quantity: 30,000
Grade/Model Run: 18 of 82
Total Production: 273,000
Size: 18s
Jewels: 11j
Movement Configuration: Hunting
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: Full Plate
Barrel: Going
Train: Quick
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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  • October 6, 2019:
    Serial Number 1891754 was reported as accurate
  • September 13, 2019:
    Serial Number 1898797 was reported as accurate
  • August 24, 2019:
    Serial Number 1891754 was reported as accurate
  • August 20, 2019:
    Serial Number 1893909 was reported as accurate
  • May 6, 2019:
    Serial Number 1904892 was reported as accurate
  • April 9, 2019:
    Serial Number 1901496 was reported as accurate
  • February 8, 2019:
    Serial Number 1906776 was reported as accurate
  • February 5, 2019:
    Serial Number 1912250 was reported as accurate
  • January 31, 2019:
    Serial Number 1907661 was reported as accurate
  • December 19, 2018:
    Serial Number 1915152 was reported as accurate
  • October 22, 2018:
    Serial Number 1916535 was reported as accurate
  • October 4, 2018:
    Serial Number 1904186 was reported as accurate
  • October 4, 2018:
    Serial Number 1904186 was reported as accurate
  • September 1, 2018:
    Serial Number 1908745 was reported as accurate
  • August 30, 2018:
    Serial Number 1901034 was reported as accurate
  • June 16, 2018:
    Serial Number 1914378 was reported as accurate
  • May 15, 2018:
    Serial Number 1911365 was reported as accurate
  • May 1, 2018:
    Serial Number 1909124 was reported as accurate
  • April 3, 2018:
    Serial Number 1918149 was reported as accurate
  • February 18, 2018:
    Serial Number 1914352 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • January 8, 2018:
    Serial Number 1891700 was reported as accurate
  • December 30, 2017:
    Serial Number 1907764 was reported as accurate
  • December 30, 2017:
    Serial Number 1907764 was reported as accurate
  • September 14, 2017:
    Serial Number 1906576 was reported as accurate
  • August 26, 2017:
    Serial Number 1907008 was reported as accurate
  • August 24, 2017:
    Serial Number 1915627 was reported as accurate
  • August 10, 2017:
    Serial Number 1911384 was reported as accurate
  • July 27, 2017:
    Serial Number 1911165 was reported as accurate
  • July 4, 2017:
    Serial Number 1891234 was reported as accurate
  • April 5, 2017:
    Serial Number 1892707 was reported as accurate
  • March 30, 2017:
    Serial Number 1918029 was reported as accurate
  • October 10, 2016:
    Serial Number 1903085 was reported as accurate
  • September 29, 2016:
    Serial Number 1903085 was reported as accurate
  • August 22, 2016:
    Serial Number 1901091 was reported as accurate
  • August 21, 2016:
    Serial Number 1901091 was reported as accurate
  • May 19, 2016:
    Serial Number 1908735 was reported as accurate
  • January 13, 2016:
    Serial Number 1908054 was reported as accurate
  • December 22, 2015:
    Serial Number 1892056 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: actual jewel count is 11
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 17j to 11j
  • November 3, 2015:
    Serial Number 1897062 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 17j to 11j
  • October 31, 2015:
    Serial Number 1908735 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 17j to 11j
  • October 3, 2015:
    Serial Number 1890087 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 17j to 11j
  • August 3, 2015:
    Serial Number 1890087 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 17j to 11j
  • July 25, 2015:
    Serial Number 1908054 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 17j to 11j
  • June 6, 2015:
    Serial Number 1903755 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: I dont think mine is 17 jewel. .
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 17j to 11j
  • May 16, 2015:
    Serial Number 1901325 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: this watch is 11 jewels
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 17j to 11j
  • April 26, 2015:
    Serial Number 1913388 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 17j to 11j
  • March 19, 2015:
    Serial Number 1917206 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 17j to 11j
  • March 16, 2015:
    Serial Number 1912748 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 17j to 11j
  • February 4, 2015:
    Serial Number 1916609 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 17j to 11j
  • January 15, 2015:
    Serial Number 1916609 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 17j to 11j
  • December 27, 2014:
    Serial Number 1904290 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 17j to 11j
  • October 17, 2014:
    Serial Number 1896858 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: The watch is marked 17 Jewels
  • August 5, 2014:
    Serial Number 1917580 was reported as accurate
  • August 5, 2014:
    Serial Number 1917580 was reported as accurate
  • July 1, 2014:
    Serial Number 1897469 was reported as accurate
  • May 28, 2014:
    Serial Number 1891858 was reported as accurate
  • March 2, 2014:
    Serial Number 1913282 was reported as accurate
  • February 24, 2014:
    Serial Number 1918282 was reported as accurate
  • January 23, 2014:
    Serial Number 1902380 was reported as accurate
  • January 23, 2014:
    Serial Number 1905412 was reported as accurate
  • January 18, 2014:
    Serial Number 1894344 was reported as accurate
  • January 1, 2014:
    Serial Number 1891568 was reported as accurate
  • January 1, 2014:
    Serial Number 1891568 was reported as accurate
  • January 1, 2014:
    Serial Number 1891568 was reported as accurate
  • December 2, 2013:
    Serial Number 1896119 was reported as accurate
  • November 30, 2013:
    Serial Number 1896119 was reported as accurate
  • November 13, 2013:
    Serial Number 1912992 was reported as accurate
  • November 7, 2013:
    Serial Number 1913314 was reported as accurate
  • October 31, 2013:
    Serial Number 1913314 was reported as accurate
  • October 22, 2013:
    Serial Number 1905678 was reported as accurate
  • June 23, 2013:
    Serial Number 1893233 was reported as accurate
  • June 16, 2013:
    Serial Number 1906699 was reported as accurate
  • June 15, 2013:
    Serial Number 1906933 was reported as accurate
  • June 11, 2013:
    Serial Number 1902186 was reported as accurate
  • May 31, 2013:
    Serial Number 1908274 was reported as accurate
  • May 29, 2013:
    Serial Number 1901130 was reported as accurate
  • April 30, 2013:
    Serial Number 1913531 was reported as accurate
  • April 17, 2013:
    Serial Number 1908895 was reported as accurate
  • March 13, 2013:
    Serial Number 1903242 was reported as accurate
  • February 19, 2013:
    Serial Number 1910378 was reported as accurate
  • February 10, 2013:
    Serial Number 1895234 was reported as accurate
  • February 7, 2013:
    Serial Number 1912358 was reported as accurate
  • October 13, 2012:
    Serial Number 1911169 was reported as accurate
  • October 9, 2012:
    Serial Number 1897656 was reported as accurate
  • August 8, 2012:
    Serial Number 1913143 was reported as accurate
  • July 25, 2012:
    Serial Number 1909194 was reported as accurate
  • July 2, 2012:
    Serial Number 1917776 was reported as accurate
  • July 1, 2012:
    Serial Number 1905304 was reported as accurate
  • June 10, 2012:
    Serial Number 1907649 was reported as accurate
  • June 10, 2012:
    Serial Number 1907649 was reported as accurate
  • June 10, 2012:
    Serial Number 1917116 was reported as accurate
  • May 7, 2012:
    Serial Number 1908054 was reported as accurate
  • April 6, 2012:
    Serial Number 1913175 was reported as accurate
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