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Pocket Watch Serial Number Lookup - Hamilton, South Bend, Illinois, Rockford, Waltham & Elgin Pocket Watches
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Grade: 214

Veritas

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 8400382
Grade: 214
Variation: Veritas
Model: 8
Class: 89
Estimated Production Year: 1900
Run Quantity: 2,000
Total Production: 24,000
Size: 18s
Jewels: 23j
Jewel Material: Ruby, Sapphire & Diamond
Jewel Setting: Raised Gold Settings (Screw-Set)
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Signing Style: Mixed
Movement Inlay Color: Black
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Double Roller: Yes
Barrel: Jewelled Motor
Balance Jewel Material: Diamond
Train: Quick
Train Material: Gold
Regulator: Traveling Nut (spring)
Hairspring: Breguet
Escapement Type: Straight Line
Pallet Jewel Material: Sapphire
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
Quality Rating:
U.S. Patents: 596407
Movement Markings: Veritas
Elgin, Ill.
U.S.A.
23 Jewels
Safety Barrel
Adjusted
Data Research: c.1950 Elgin Serial List
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Verifications & Observations

8400001
Verification Serial Map
8402000
  • September 23, 2017:
    Serial Number 8400905 was reported as accurate
  • September 16, 2017:
    Serial Number 8400834 was reported as accurate
  • June 16, 2017:
    Serial Number 8401539 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • May 24, 2017:
    Serial Number 8400203 was reported as accurate
  • December 11, 2016:
    Serial Number 8401059 was reported as accurate
  • August 26, 2016:
    Serial Number 8401567 was reported as accurate
  • August 12, 2016:
    Serial Number 8401567 was reported as accurate
  • July 27, 2016:
    Serial Number 8401778 was reported as accurate
  • July 24, 2016:
    Serial Number 8401778 was reported as accurate
  • July 13, 2016:
    Serial Number 8401995 was reported as accurate
  • December 28, 2014:
    Serial Number 8402000 was reported as accurate
  • September 9, 2014:
    Serial Number 8400018 was reported as accurate
  • September 9, 2014:
    Serial Number 8400018 was reported as accurate
  • August 7, 2014:
    Serial Number 8401080 was reported as accurate
  • May 31, 2014:
    Serial Number 8401426 was reported as accurate
  • March 13, 2014:
    Serial Number 8401648 was reported as accurate
  • February 12, 2014:
    Serial Number 8401775 was reported as accurate
  • July 23, 2013:
    Serial Number 8401659 was reported as accurate
  • July 10, 2013:
    Serial Number 8401483 was reported as accurate
  • June 22, 2013:
    Serial Number 8401086 was reported as accurate
  • May 11, 2013:
    Serial Number 8400818 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Balance Cock marked 'ADJUSTED' but number of
    positions adjusted to not indicated on movement
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted changed from No to Yes
  • March 28, 2013:
    Serial Number 8401780 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted changed from No to Yes
  • January 18, 2013:
    Serial Number 8401090 was reported as accurate
  • January 18, 2013:
    Serial Number 8401433 was reported as accurate
  • January 1, 2013:
    Serial Number 8400019 was reported as accurate
  • November 26, 2012:
    Serial Number 8401588 was reported as accurate
  • October 9, 2012:
    Serial Number 8400012 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: winding indicator
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted changed from No to Yes
    Double Roller changed from Unknown to Yes
  • October 6, 2012:
    Serial Number 8401491 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted changed from No to Yes
  • September 25, 2012:
    Serial Number 8400348 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted changed from No to Yes
  • August 23, 2012:
    Serial Number 8401166 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: No winding indicator
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted changed from No to Yes
    Double Roller changed from Unknown to Yes
  • June 23, 2012:
    Serial Number 8401648 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted changed from No to Yes
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