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Enter the serial number from the pocket watch movement below. Do not use the case number. Tips for looking up your watch

How to Find Info About Your Pocket Watch

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Pocket Watch Serial Number Lookup - Hamilton, South Bend, Illinois, Rockford, Waltham & Elgin Pocket Watches
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Grade: 454

Father Time

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 25037342
Grade: 454
Variation: Father Time
Model: 15
Estimated Production Year: 1922
Run Quantity: 2,000
Total Production: 64,000
Size: 16s
Jewels: 21j
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Barrel: Going
Train: Quick
Regulator: Traveling Nut (spring)
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted # of Positions: 5
Railroad Grade: Yes
Wind Indicator: No
U.S. Patents: 77078, 596407
Data Research: 1927/1950 Elgin Serial List
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Verifications & Observations

25036001
Verification Serial Map
25038000
  • June 12, 2019:
    Serial Number 25037978 was reported as accurate
  • April 5, 2018:
    Serial Number 25037658 was reported as accurate
  • February 11, 2018:
    Serial Number 25037113 was reported as accurate
  • February 10, 2018:
    Serial Number 25036315 was reported as accurate
  • January 7, 2018:
    Serial Number 25036953 was reported as accurate
  • September 10, 2017:
    Serial Number 25037658 was reported as accurate
  • November 12, 2016:
    Serial Number 25037436 was reported as accurate
  • June 15, 2016:
    Serial Number 25036966 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • February 21, 2016:
    Serial Number 25036766 was reported as accurate
  • November 22, 2015:
    Serial Number 25036663 was reported as accurate
  • October 3, 2014:
    Serial Number 25037773 was reported as accurate
  • July 28, 2014:
    Serial Number 25036012 was reported as accurate
  • July 25, 2014:
    Serial Number 25036012 was reported as accurate
  • January 23, 2014:
    Serial Number 25037835 was reported as accurate
  • June 28, 2013:
    Serial Number 25037011 was reported as accurate
  • June 18, 2013:
    Serial Number 25037011 was reported as accurate
  • October 31, 2012:
    Serial Number 25037337 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Note: No winding indicator
  • October 2, 2012:
    Serial Number 25036443 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: No winding indicator
  • September 25, 2012:
    Serial Number 25036602 was reported as accurate
  • July 26, 2012:
    Serial Number 25036125 was reported as accurate
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