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From the American Horology Archive:
Elgin Grade 55 Pocket Watch Movement

Elgin National Watch Co.

Grade: 55

Mat. Laflin

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 9842
Grade: 55
Variation: Mat. Laflin
Model: 1
Class: 5
Estimated Production Year: 1868
Run Quantity: 1,000
Grade/Model Run: 3 of 99
Total Production: 73,095
Size: 18s
Jewels: 7j
Movement Configuration: Either
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Setting: Key
Plate: Full Plate
Barrel: Going
Balance Type: Expansion
Train: Slow
Regulator: Plain
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
U.S. Patents: 77078
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Anonymous · January 21, 2020

Serial Number 9954 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · October 24, 2019

Serial Number 9799 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · February 28, 2018

Serial Number 9405 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · August 19, 2017

Serial Number 9507 was reported as accurate.

mlat2012 43 · December 12, 2016

Serial Number 9842 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · November 27, 2016

Serial Number 9842 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · August 1, 2015

Serial Number 9230 was reported as inaccurate.

No further details were submitted with the report.

Anonymous · July 30, 2015

Serial Number 9230 was reported as inaccurate.

No further details were submitted with the report.

Anonymous · November 17, 2014

Serial Number 9714 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · May 15, 2014

Serial Number 09230 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · December 1, 2013

Serial Number 9415 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · June 4, 2013

Serial Number 9457 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · May 1, 2013

Serial Number 9113 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · March 27, 2013

Serial Number 9427 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: B9427 is a commemorative watch 1776-1976

Anonymous · January 10, 2013

Serial Number 9646 was reported as accurate.

Elgin Grade 55 Pocket Watch Movement