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  2. Never use the serial number from the case or any other part.
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Pocket Watch Serial Number Lookup - Hamilton, South Bend, Illinois, Rockford, Waltham & Elgin Pocket Watches
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Grade: 303

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 22357677
Grade: 303
Model: 3
Class: 114
Estimated Production Year: 1920
Run Quantity: 10,000
Total Production: 2,215,000
Size: 12s
Jewels: 7j
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Pendant
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Double Roller: Yes
Barrel: Going
Balance Type: Expansion
Balance Jewel Material: Ruby
Train: Quick
Regulator: Plain
Hairspring: Breguet
Standard Dial Type: Single-Sunk
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
Quality Rating:
U.S. Patents: 596407
Data Research: c.1950 Elgin Serial List
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Verifications & Observations

Verification Serial Map
  • October 19, 2017:
    Serial Number 22352377 was reported as accurate
  • October 12, 2017:
    Serial Number 22357677 was reported as accurate
  • May 11, 2017:
    Serial Number 22353408 was reported as accurate
  • October 26, 2015:
    Serial Number 22358532 was reported as accurate
  • May 17, 2014:
    Serial Number 22360009 was reported as accurate
  • September 11, 2013:
    Serial Number 22357292 was reported as accurate
  • April 3, 2013:
    Serial Number 22360174 was reported as accurate
  • April 2, 2013:
    Serial Number 22354456 was reported as accurate
  • February 7, 2013:
    Serial Number 22355818 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: There is another small screw above the lower case
    screw. Otherwise seems to be correct.
  • January 13, 2013:
    Serial Number 22352956 was reported as accurate
  • October 30, 2012:
    Serial Number 22359398 was reported as accurate
  • October 28, 2012:
    Serial Number 22354217 was reported as accurate
  • June 24, 2012:
    Serial Number 22360886 was reported as accurate
  • May 13, 2012:
    Serial Number 22361901 was reported as accurate