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Pocket Watch Serial Number Lookup - Hamilton, South Bend, Illinois, Rockford, Waltham & Elgin Pocket Watches
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Grade: 291

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 25208443
Grade: 291
Model: 7
Class: 110
Estimated Production Year: 1923
Run Quantity: 8,000
Grade/Model Run: 262 of 424
Total Production: 1,487,000
Size: 16s
Jewels: 7j
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Pendant
Plate: 3/4 Plate
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: 1927/1950 Elgin Serial List
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Verifications & Observations

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  • April 24, 2019:
    Serial Number 25203186 was reported as accurate
  • March 21, 2018:
    Serial Number 25203575 was reported as accurate
  • March 14, 2018:
    Serial Number 25202024 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • August 6, 2016:
    Serial Number 25203790 was reported as accurate
  • November 18, 2015:
    Serial Number 25206929 was reported as accurate
  • July 22, 2015:
    Serial Number 25204331 was reported as accurate
  • January 8, 2015:
    Serial Number 25203331 was reported as accurate
  • November 15, 2014:
    Serial Number 25206152 was reported as accurate
  • October 27, 2014:
    Serial Number 25201842 was reported as accurate
  • August 10, 2014:
    Serial Number 25202519 was reported as accurate
  • April 20, 2014:
    Serial Number 25202373 was reported as accurate
  • January 8, 2014:
    Serial Number 25202518 was reported as accurate
  • July 27, 2013:
    Serial Number 25205200 was reported as accurate
  • April 13, 2013:
    Serial Number 25207842 was reported as accurate
  • March 13, 2013:
    Serial Number 25205827 was reported as accurate
  • January 23, 2013:
    Serial Number 25207790 was reported as accurate
  • June 18, 2012:
    Serial Number 25206619 was reported as accurate
  • May 2, 2012:
    Serial Number 25208526 was reported as accurate