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

Elgin Nat'l Watch Co.

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 9267555
Grade: 214
Variation: Elgin Nat'l Watch Co.
Model: 8
Class: 89
Estimated Production Year: 1901
Run Quantity: 1,000
Total Production: 24,000
Size: 18s
Jewels: 23j
Jewel Material: Ruby
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: Elgin Nat'l Watch Co.
U.S.A.
23 Jewels
Adjusted 5 Positions
Adjusted
Safety Barrel
Data Research: c.1950 Elgin Serial List
Research Note: #9267555: Verified as Marked "Elgin Nat'l Watch Co." (Not "Veritas") [JH]
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Verifications & Observations

9267001
Verification Serial Map
9268000
  • August 15, 2018:
    Serial Number 9267383 was reported as accurate
  • August 15, 2018:
    Serial Number 9267383 was reported as accurate
  • August 15, 2018:
    Serial Number 9267383 was reported as accurate
  • August 14, 2018:
    Serial Number 9267383 was reported as accurate
  • July 30, 2018:
    Serial Number 9267383 was reported as accurate
  • July 14, 2018:
    Serial Number 9267555 was reported as accurate
  • May 30, 2018:
    Serial Number 9267198 was reported as accurate
  • May 30, 2018:
    Serial Number 9267189 was reported as accurate
  • May 28, 2018:
    Serial Number 9267189 was reported as accurate
  • October 7, 2016:
    Serial Number 9267074 was reported as accurate
  • September 30, 2016:
    Serial Number 9267598 was reported as accurate
  • September 28, 2015:
    Serial Number 9267955 was reported as accurate
  • January 1, 2015:
    Serial Number 9267304 was reported as accurate
  • December 30, 2014:
    Serial Number 9267740 was reported as accurate
  • December 11, 2014:
    Serial Number 9267251 was reported as accurate
  • November 20, 2014:
    Serial Number 9267928 was reported as accurate
  • March 23, 2014:
    Serial Number 9267667 was reported as accurate
  • October 15, 2013:
    Serial Number 9267728 was reported as accurate
  • June 8, 2013:
    Serial Number 9267042 was reported as accurate
  • April 28, 2013:
    Serial Number 9267956 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted changed from No to Yes
  • December 7, 2012:
    Serial Number 9267901 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
  • November 10, 2012:
    Serial Number 9267342 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
  • October 5, 2012:
    Serial Number 9267342 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: No Winding Indicator
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted changed from No to Yes
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