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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: 2021335
Grade: 10
Model: 3
Class: 5
Estimated Production Year: 1887
Run Quantity: 10,000
Grade/Model Run: 19 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
Research Note: #2021335: Observed with top plate marked "B.W. Raymond" and "Adjusted" with a Moseley Regulator. However, the engraving and other features do not match production-level Raymonds. As such, it appears to be a Grade 10 that has been engraved and equipped to look like a B.W. Raymond Grade.
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Verifications & Observations

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  • September 1, 2019:
    Serial Number 2029513 was reported as accurate
  • June 4, 2019:
    Serial Number 2024433 was reported as accurate
  • April 27, 2019:
    Serial Number 2028331 was reported as accurate
  • April 22, 2019:
    Serial Number 2026884 was reported as accurate
  • February 20, 2019:
    Serial Number 2021363 was reported as accurate
  • November 17, 2018:
    Serial Number 2026067 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 11j or 15j to 11j
    Adjusted changed from Yes to No
  • November 17, 2018:
    Serial Number 2026067 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 11j or 15j to 11j
    Adjusted changed from Yes to No
  • November 9, 2018:
    Serial Number 2025902 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 11j or 15j to 11j
    Adjusted changed from Yes to No
  • September 24, 2018:
    Serial Number 2029115 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 11j or 15j to 11j
    Adjusted changed from Yes to No
  • July 11, 2018:
    Serial Number 2024704 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 11j or 15j to 11j
    Adjusted changed from Yes to No
  • June 24, 2018:
    Serial Number 2024153 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 11j or 15j to 11j
    Adjusted changed from Yes to No
  • May 27, 2018:
    Serial Number 2027765 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 11j or 15j to 11j
    Adjusted changed from Yes to No
  • April 15, 2018:
    Serial Number 2020710 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 11j or 15j to 11j
    Adjusted changed from Yes to No
  • June 19, 2017:
    Serial Number 2025333 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 11j or 15j to 11j
    Adjusted changed from Yes to No
  • May 8, 2017:
    Serial Number 2027749 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 11j or 15j to 11j
    Adjusted changed from Yes to No
  • April 8, 2017:
    Serial Number 2025843 was reported as accurate
  • March 3, 2017:
    Serial Number 2021335 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: SIGNED B.W. RAYMOND
  • December 21, 2016:
    Serial Number 2025673 was reported as accurate
  • October 15, 2016:
    Serial Number 2029778 was reported as accurate
  • October 2, 2016:
    Serial Number 2026199 was reported as accurate
  • June 17, 2016:
    Serial Number 2021979 was reported as accurate
  • June 11, 2016:
    Serial Number 2020485 was reported as accurate
  • March 30, 2016:
    Serial Number 2029240 was reported as accurate
  • July 3, 2015:
    Serial Number 2029668 was reported as accurate
  • May 19, 2015:
    Serial Number 2022773 was reported as accurate
  • March 29, 2015:
    Serial Number 2026458 was reported as accurate
  • March 27, 2015:
    Serial Number 2023416 was reported as accurate
  • January 31, 2015:
    Serial Number 2029950 was reported as accurate
  • December 24, 2014:
    Serial Number 2021152 was reported as accurate
  • August 1, 2014:
    Serial Number 2029862 was reported as accurate
  • May 18, 2014:
    Serial Number 2026726 was reported as accurate
  • February 4, 2014:
    Serial Number 2021891 was reported as accurate
  • July 23, 2013:
    Serial Number 2022762 was reported as accurate
  • May 31, 2013:
    Serial Number 2020342 was reported as accurate
  • May 6, 2013:
    Serial Number 2026726 was reported as accurate
  • February 23, 2013:
    Serial Number 2029333 was reported as accurate
  • February 20, 2013:
    Serial Number 2027935 was reported as accurate
  • February 6, 2013:
    Serial Number 2025362 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • December 31, 2012:
    Serial Number 2026697 was reported as accurate
  • December 31, 2012:
    Serial Number 2027927 was reported as accurate
  • July 15, 2012:
    Serial Number 2025317 was reported as accurate
  • June 19, 2012:
    Serial Number 2025317 was reported as accurate
  • May 8, 2012:
    Serial Number 2026126 was reported as accurate
  • April 5, 2012:
    Serial Number 2022668 was reported as accurate
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