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Pocket Watch Serial Number Lookup - Hamilton, South Bend, Illinois, Rockford, Waltham & Elgin Pocket Watches
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Grade: 55

W.H. Ferry

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 93332
Grade: 55
Variation: W.H. Ferry
Model: 1
Class: 5
Estimated Production Year: 1871
Run Quantity: 4,000
Grade/Model Run: 37 of 99
Total Production: 73,095
Size: 18s
Jewels: 11j
Movement Configuration: Either
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Setting: Key
Plate: Full Plate
Barrel: Going
Balance Type: Solid
Balance Material: Nickel
Train: Slow
Regulator: Plain
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
U.S. Patents: 77078
Data Research: 1896 Elgin Serial List
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1915 Elgin Serial List
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Verifications & Observations

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Verification Serial Map
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  • November 10, 2019:
    Serial Number 90167 was reported as accurate
  • August 17, 2019:
    Serial Number 92034 was reported as accurate
  • September 6, 2018:
    Serial Number 91795 was reported as accurate
  • May 6, 2018:
    Serial Number 91806 was reported as accurate
  • April 23, 2018:
    Serial Number 91643 was reported as accurate
  • March 15, 2018:
    Serial Number 90223 was reported as accurate
  • February 13, 2018:
    Serial Number 92309 was reported as accurate
  • December 13, 2017:
    Serial Number 90090 was reported as accurate
  • October 13, 2017:
    Serial Number 93624 was reported as accurate
  • July 16, 2017:
    Serial Number 92799 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: The Movment is marked G.M. Wheeler
  • June 25, 2017:
    Serial Number 91702 was reported as accurate
  • April 28, 2017:
    Serial Number 90600 was reported as accurate
  • March 8, 2017:
    Serial Number 91449 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • March 2, 2017:
    Serial Number 92878 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: H.H. TAYLOR
  • January 11, 2017:
    Serial Number 92945 was reported as accurate
  • December 18, 2016:
    Serial Number 93624 was reported as accurate
  • December 1, 2016:
    Serial Number 93333 was reported as accurate
  • October 22, 2016:
    Serial Number 93626 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • October 17, 2016:
    Serial Number 93636 was reported as accurate
  • March 17, 2016:
    Serial Number 93624 was reported as accurate
  • March 11, 2016:
    Serial Number 90206 was reported as accurate
  • January 17, 2016:
    Serial Number 91411 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • January 4, 2016:
    Serial Number 93616 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • September 7, 2015:
    Serial Number 90432 was reported as accurate
  • August 31, 2015:
    Serial Number 91447 was reported as accurate
  • August 19, 2015:
    Serial Number 92382 was reported as accurate
  • December 17, 2014:
    Serial Number 91051 was reported as accurate
  • December 11, 2014:
    Serial Number 93332 was reported as accurate
  • October 14, 2014:
    Serial Number 90332 was reported as accurate
  • October 4, 2014:
    Serial Number 90018 was reported as accurate
  • August 16, 2014:
    Serial Number 93528 was reported as accurate
  • May 27, 2014:
    Serial Number 93326 was reported as accurate
  • May 8, 2014:
    Serial Number 93687 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Marked W. H. Ferry
    Confirmed 11 jewel
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 15j to 11j
  • October 25, 2013:
    Serial Number 92892 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 15j to 11j
  • August 8, 2013:
    Serial Number 90127 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 15j to 11j
  • August 5, 2013:
    Serial Number 90772 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 15j to 11j
  • May 30, 2013:
    Serial Number 91590 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: the 15j should be 7j
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 15j to 11j
  • May 21, 2013:
    Serial Number 93898 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 15j to 11j
  • May 21, 2013:
    Serial Number 93898 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 15j to 11j
  • March 15, 2013:
    Serial Number 92206 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 15j to 11j
  • February 14, 2013:
    Serial Number 90299 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 15j to 11j
  • January 20, 2013:
    Serial Number 92874 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 15j to 11j
  • November 30, 2012:
    Serial Number 93624 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Signed W.H.Ferry / 15 Jewels
  • November 30, 2012:
    Serial Number 93624 was reported as accurate
  • November 26, 2012:
    Serial Number 92734 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Jewels: 15j
    Marked W.H.Ferry
  • September 25, 2012:
    Serial Number 91200 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: W.H.Ferry
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 7j to 11j
  • July 15, 2012:
    Serial Number 91127 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 11j (may be 15j, I didn't remove dial to check)
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 7j to 11j
  • July 15, 2012:
    Serial Number 91127 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Movement is signed W.H.Ferry not J.T.Ryerson
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 7j to 11j
  • July 10, 2012:
    Serial Number 93187 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 7j to 11j
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