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Pocket Watch Serial Number Lookup - Hamilton, South Bend, Illinois, Rockford, Waltham & Elgin Pocket Watches
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Grade: 376

Veritas

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 19363619
Grade: 376
Variation: Veritas
Model: 15
Class: 132
Estimated Production Year: 1917
Run Quantity: 1,000
Grade/Model Run: 7 of 9
Total Production: 9,000
Size: 16s
Jewels: 23j
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Signing Style: Serif Caps
Movement Inlay Color: Gilt
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Barrel: Jewelled Motor
Train: Quick
Regulator: Traveling Nut (spring)
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted # of Positions: 5
Railroad Grade: Yes
Wind Indicator Available: Yes
Wind Indicator Present: Unknown
Quality Rating:
U.S. Patents: 77078, 596407
Movement Markings: Elgin Nat'l Watch Co.
Veritas
Elgin, U.S.A.
23 Jewels
Adjusted 5 Positions
Double Roller
Data Research: 1927/1950 Elgin Serial List
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Verifications & Observations

19363001
Verification Serial Map
19364000
  • June 28, 2019:
    Serial Number 19363651 was reported as accurate
  • September 13, 2018:
    Serial Number 19363949 was reported as accurate
  • August 30, 2018:
    Serial Number 19363423 was reported as accurate
  • August 11, 2018:
    Serial Number 19363738 was reported as accurate
  • January 12, 2018:
    Serial Number 19363451 was reported as accurate
  • January 10, 2018:
    Serial Number 19363738 was reported as accurate
  • October 1, 2017:
    Serial Number 19363451 was reported as accurate
  • August 9, 2016:
    Serial Number 19363397 was reported as accurate
  • May 13, 2016:
    Serial Number 19363397 was reported as accurate
  • December 16, 2015:
    Serial Number 19363619 was reported as accurate
  • August 16, 2015:
    Serial Number 19363287 was reported as accurate
  • December 14, 2014:
    Serial Number 19363481 was reported as accurate
  • October 1, 2014:
    Serial Number 19363591 was reported as accurate
  • March 20, 2014:
    Serial Number 19363591 was reported as accurate
  • February 28, 2014:
    Serial Number 19363807 was reported as accurate
  • February 13, 2014:
    Serial Number 19363807 was reported as accurate
  • February 4, 2014:
    Serial Number 19363286 was reported as accurate
  • February 2, 2014:
    Serial Number 19363591 was reported as accurate
  • November 15, 2013:
    Serial Number 19363927 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: This watch DOES have a winding initiator.
  • October 10, 2013:
    Serial Number 19363591 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: No wind indicator on this SN.
  • August 31, 2013:
    Serial Number 19363103 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: No wind indicator and this watch has diamond stone
    which should make it a grade 350
  • March 31, 2013:
    Serial Number 19363839 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: No winding indicator
  • February 16, 2013:
    Serial Number 19363807 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: ebay item
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/F9-Elgin-VERITAS-16s-23j-A
    ntique-Railroad-Pocket-Watch-10K-GF-c-1917-VERY-NI
    CE-/121055036967?pt=Pocket_Watches&hash=item1c2f71
    4627

    shows a 23J veritas that does not have a wind
    indicator
  • December 14, 2012:
    Serial Number 19363807 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • November 26, 2012:
    Serial Number 19363944 was reported as accurate
  • April 10, 2012:
    Serial Number 19363014 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: does not have winding indicator
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