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  1. Always input the serial number from the pocket watch movement (the "guts" of the watch).
  2. Never use the serial number from the case or any other part.
  3. If the serial number includes a letter, enter it along with the number when using the lookup feature.
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  6. If the manufacturer is not listed on the site, you may have a "private label" watch or it may not be American-made.
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Pocket Watch Serial Number Lookup - Hamilton, South Bend, Illinois, Rockford, Waltham & Elgin Pocket Watches
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Elgin Grade 127 Pocket Watch

Grade: 127

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 5356335
Grade: 127
Model: 3
Class: 26
Estimated Production Year: 1894
Run Quantity: 2,000
Total Production: 14,000
Size: 16s
Jewels: 11j
Movement Configuration: Hunting
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Barrel: Going
Train: Quick
Regulator: Plain
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
U.S. Patents: 77078
Data Research: c.1950 Elgin Serial List
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Verifications & Observations

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  • April 24, 2018:
    Serial Number 5357397 was reported as accurate
  • May 23, 2017:
    Serial Number 5357140 was reported as accurate
  • March 19, 2016:
    Serial Number 5356384 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Hi this movement is gilded not nickel. thanks neil
  • November 20, 2015:
    Serial Number 5357560 was reported as accurate
  • October 16, 2015:
    Serial Number 5356507 was reported as accurate
  • April 13, 2015:
    Serial Number 5357552 was reported as accurate
  • August 27, 2014:
    Serial Number 5357480 was reported as accurate
  • February 18, 2014:
    Serial Number 5356937 was reported as accurate
  • February 8, 2014:
    Serial Number 5357865 was reported as accurate
  • July 18, 2013:
    Serial Number 5356742 was reported as accurate
  • July 18, 2013:
    Serial Number 5356742 was reported as accurate
Elgin Grade 127 Pocket Watch