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Pocket Watch Serial Number Lookup - Hamilton, South Bend, Illinois, Rockford, Waltham & Elgin Pocket Watches
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Elgin Grade 387 Pocket Watch

Grade: 387

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 41430453
Grade: 387
Model: 7
Class: 110
Estimated Production Year: 1943
Run Quantity: 6,000
Grade/Model Run: 221 of 228
Total Production: 357,700
Size: 16s
Jewels: 17j
Jewel Material: Ruby & Sapphire
Jewel Setting: Screw-Set
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Gold Flashed
Movement Setting: Pendant
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Double Roller: Yes
Barrel: Going
Balance Type: Expansion
Train: Quick
Regulator: Moseley
Hairspring: Breguet
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
U.S. Patents: 596407
Data Research: 1927/1950 Elgin Serial List
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Verifications & Observations

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41434000
  • November 16, 2019:
    Serial Number 41428732 was reported as accurate
  • November 5, 2019:
    Serial Number 41432477 was reported as accurate
  • October 17, 2019:
    Serial Number 41433171 was reported as accurate
  • October 16, 2019:
    Serial Number 41432477 was reported as accurate
  • October 7, 2019:
    Serial Number 41432153 was reported as accurate
  • July 12, 2019:
    Serial Number 41432153 was reported as accurate
  • July 15, 2018:
    Serial Number 41431823 was reported as accurate
  • November 14, 2017:
    Serial Number 41428194 was reported as accurate
  • September 26, 2017:
    Serial Number 41432978 was reported as accurate
  • May 7, 2017:
    Serial Number 41429781 was reported as accurate
  • July 21, 2016:
    Serial Number 41431110 was reported as accurate
  • May 20, 2016:
    Serial Number 41431058 was reported as accurate
  • April 1, 2016:
    Serial Number 41428776 was reported as accurate
  • January 28, 2016:
    Serial Number 41429608 was reported as accurate
  • January 7, 2016:
    Serial Number 41428498 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Has a gold flashed movement. Not gilt or nickel.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Gold Flashed
  • September 6, 2015:
    Serial Number 41432902 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Gold Flashed
  • July 29, 2015:
    Serial Number 41432651 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Gold Flashed
  • June 26, 2015:
    Serial Number 41431399 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Gold Flashed
  • April 8, 2015:
    Serial Number 41429240 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Gold Flashed
  • February 16, 2015:
    Serial Number 41433384 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Gold Flashed
  • July 28, 2014:
    Serial Number 41432267 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Gold Flashed
  • December 1, 2013:
    Serial Number 41430011 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: The movement has a bright gold wash look .It
    doesnt look like a normal gilded.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Gold Flashed
  • April 22, 2013:
    Serial Number 41429073 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Gold Flashed
  • November 15, 2012:
    Serial Number 41428030 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Movement finish: Gold flashed
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Gold Flashed
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Elgin Grade 387 Pocket Watch