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Pocket Watch Serial Number Lookup - Hamilton, South Bend, Illinois, Rockford, Waltham & Elgin Pocket Watches
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Grade: 96

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 6011109
Grade: 96
Model: 4
Class: 6
Estimated Production Year: 1896
Run Quantity: 12,000
Grade/Model Run: 75 of 106
Total Production: 566,000
Size: 18s
Jewels: 7j
Movement Configuration: Hunting
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: Full Plate
Barrel: Going
Train: Quick
Regulator: Plain
Standard Dial Type: Single-Sunk
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
Quality Rating:
U.S. Patents: 77078
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Verifications & Observations

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Verification Serial Map
6016000
  • January 29, 2019:
    Serial Number 6014058 was reported as accurate
  • December 15, 2018:
    Serial Number 6008418 was reported as accurate
  • November 30, 2018:
    Serial Number 6013472 was reported as accurate
  • June 11, 2017:
    Serial Number 6013707 was reported as accurate
  • May 2, 2017:
    Serial Number 6010285 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • August 18, 2016:
    Serial Number 6012194 was reported as accurate
  • July 19, 2016:
    Serial Number 6012191 was reported as accurate
  • April 16, 2016:
    Serial Number 6013191 was reported as accurate
  • December 23, 2015:
    Serial Number 6012286 was reported as accurate
  • April 15, 2014:
    Serial Number 6012372 was reported as accurate
  • March 23, 2014:
    Serial Number 6009484 was reported as accurate
  • March 13, 2014:
    Serial Number 6009484 was reported as accurate
  • December 18, 2013:
    Serial Number 6007090 was reported as accurate
  • August 27, 2013:
    Serial Number 6008203 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 18 size
    Hunters
    Lever set
    17 jewel
    Adjusted
    Nickel finish
    Gold jewel settings
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from 90 to 96
    Size changed from 16 to 18
    Jewels changed from 13j to 7j
    Movement Configuration changed from Unknown to Hunting
    Plate changed from 3/4 to Full
  • August 26, 2013:
    Serial Number 6013703 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Size 18
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from 90 to 96
    Size changed from 16 to 18
    Jewels changed from 13j to 7j
    Movement Configuration changed from Unknown to Hunting
    Plate changed from 3/4 to Full
  • August 24, 2013:
    Serial Number 6006584 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 7 jewel, 18 S, Hunting conf.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from 90 to 96
    Size changed from 16 to 18
    Jewels changed from 13j to 7j
    Movement Configuration changed from Unknown to Hunting
    Plate changed from 3/4 to Full
  • August 9, 2013:
    Serial Number 6012276 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from 90 to 96
    Size changed from 16 to 18
    Jewels changed from 13j to 7j
    Plate changed from 3/4 to Full
  • August 9, 2013:
    Serial Number 6012276 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from 90 to 96
    Size changed from 16 to 18
    Jewels changed from 13j to 7j
    Plate changed from 3/4 to Full
  • May 4, 2013:
    Serial Number 6005615 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from 90 to 96
    Size changed from 16 to 18
    Jewels changed from 13j to 7j
    Plate changed from 3/4 to Full
  • April 5, 2013:
    Serial Number 6014093 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from 90 to 96
    Size changed from 16 to 18
    Jewels changed from 13j to 7j
    Plate changed from 3/4 to Full
  • February 19, 2013:
    Serial Number 6005709 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Full Plate, 17 jewel
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from 90 to 96
    Size changed from 16 to 18
    Jewels changed from 13j to 7j
    Movement Configuration changed from Unknown to Hunting
    Plate changed from 3/4 to Full
  • February 16, 2013:
    Serial Number 6007483 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from 90 to 96
    Size changed from 16 to 18
    Jewels changed from 13j to 7j
    Movement Configuration changed from Unknown to Hunting
    Plate changed from 3/4 to Full
  • October 21, 2012:
    Serial Number 6009722 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: The watch I am looking is a full plate with gold
    gilt. Definitely not a 3 finger bridge.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from 90 to 96
    Size changed from 16 to 18
    Jewels changed from 13j to 7j
    Movement Configuration changed from Unknown to Hunting
    Plate changed from 3/4 to Full
  • October 13, 2012:
    Serial Number 6014614 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Size:18s,
    Jewels:7j,
    Mnmnt Config:Hunter,
    Model: 2-4,
    Plate: Full
    All other info correct...
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from 90 to 96
    Size changed from 16 to 18
    Jewels changed from 13j to 7j
    Movement Configuration changed from Unknown to Hunting
    Plate changed from 3/4 to Full
  • September 29, 2012:
    Serial Number 6013437 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Size:18s,
    Jewels:7j,
    Mnmnt Config:Hunter,
    Model: 2-4,
    Plate: Full
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from 90 to 96
    Size changed from 16 to 18
    Jewels changed from 13j to 7j
    Movement Configuration changed from Unknown to Hunting
    Plate changed from 3/4 to Full
  • September 22, 2012:
    Serial Number 6015214 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Serial Number 6015214
    Grade: 96
    Size: 18
    Jewels: 7
    Year: 1896
    Class: 6
    Model: 2-4
    Named for: None
    Description: Elgin serial number 6015214, grade
    96, 18 size, 7 jewels, made about 1896.
    Hunter case movement. Lever set. Full plate.
    Rate: 18,000 bph
    Serial Numbers in Grade 96: 566000
    Years of Production: 1885 to 1899
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from 90 to 96
    Size changed from 16 to 18
    Jewels changed from 13j to 7j
    Movement Configuration changed from Unknown to Hunting
    Plate changed from 3/4 to Full
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