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Pocket Watch Serial Number Lookup - Hamilton, South Bend, Illinois, Rockford, Waltham & Elgin Pocket Watches
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Elgin Grade 150 Pocket Watch

Grade: 150

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 6349475
Grade: 150
Model: 5
Class: 7
Estimated Production Year: 1896
Run Quantity: 1,000
Grade/Model Run: 1 of 23
Total Production: 7,820
Size: 18s
Jewels: 20j
Jewel Material: Ruby
Jewel Setting: Gold Settings (Screw-Set)
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Inlay Color: Gilt
Movement Setting: Pendant
Plate: Full Plate
Barrel: Going
Train: Quick
Regulator: Moseley
Hairspring: Breguet
Standard Dial Type: Double-Sunk
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted to Position: Yes
Adjusted # of Positions: 5
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Adjusted to Isochronism: Yes
Railroad Grade: Yes
U.S. Patents: 77078, 347272
Data Research: 1896 Elgin Serial List
1904 Elgin Serial List
1915 Elgin Serial List
1927/1950 Elgin Serial List
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Verifications & Observations

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Verification Serial Map
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  • October 18, 2019:
    Serial Number 6349614 was reported as accurate
  • July 17, 2019:
    Serial Number 6349069 was reported as accurate
  • February 27, 2018:
    Serial Number 6349085 was reported as accurate
  • December 9, 2016:
    Serial Number 6349177 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: The movement is lever set, not pendant set - this
    is also a criteria for railroad grade...
    Curator Response: Thanks for the report. Elgin Grade 150 is Pendant-Set. Could you upload clear images of the movement and the dial with lever showing? Also, Pendant-set would have been accepted on a variety of railroads around the time this watch was manufacturered (c.1896).
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 20j or 21j to 20j
  • June 4, 2015:
    Serial Number 6349409 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 21j to 20j
  • September 22, 2012:
    Serial Number 6349899 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted changed from No to Yes
  • September 22, 2012:
    Serial Number 6349465 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted changed from No to Yes
  • September 22, 2012:
    Serial Number 6349296 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted changed from No to Yes
  • September 22, 2012:
    Serial Number 6349029 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted changed from No to Yes
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Elgin Grade 150 Pocket Watch