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Pocket Watch Serial Number Lookup - Hamilton, South Bend, Illinois, Rockford, Waltham & Elgin Pocket Watches
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Grade: 571

8 Adjustments

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: S552798
Grade: 571
Variation: B.W. Raymond
Model: 20
Estimated Production Year: 1952
Run Quantity: 10,000
Total Production: 563,000
Size: 16s
Jewels: 21j
Jewel Setting: Friction Settings
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Barrel: Going
Train: Quick
Regulator: Ball
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted to Position: Yes
Adjusted # of Positions: 6
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Adjusted to Isochronism: Yes
Total Adjustments: 8
Railroad Grade: Yes
U.S. Patents: 77078
Movement Markings: B.W. Raymond
Elgin 571 U.S.A.
8 Adjustments
21 Jewels
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Verifications & Observations

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Verification Serial Map
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  • May 27, 2019:
    Serial Number S549384 was reported as accurate
  • May 11, 2019:
    Serial Number S553238 was reported as accurate
  • March 8, 2019:
    Serial Number S547900 was reported as accurate
  • January 26, 2019:
    Serial Number S553258 was reported as accurate
  • December 25, 2018:
    Serial Number S554348 was reported as accurate
  • December 24, 2018:
    Serial Number S548692 was reported as accurate
  • December 12, 2018:
    Serial Number S551364 was reported as accurate
  • December 11, 2018:
    Serial Number S554634 was reported as accurate
  • December 11, 2018:
    Serial Number S553749 was reported as accurate
  • June 14, 2018:
    Serial Number S550507 was reported as accurate
  • May 30, 2018:
    Serial Number S552453 was reported as accurate
  • May 26, 2018:
    Serial Number S547031 was reported as accurate
  • March 25, 2018:
    Serial Number S547407 was reported as accurate
  • March 17, 2018:
    Serial Number S552905 was reported as accurate
  • February 2, 2018:
    Serial Number S553819 was reported as accurate
  • June 5, 2017:
    Serial Number S552496 was reported as accurate
  • June 3, 2016:
    Serial Number S554761 was reported as accurate
  • May 14, 2016:
    Serial Number S553739 was reported as accurate
  • March 12, 2016:
    Serial Number S548220 was reported as accurate
  • September 28, 2015:
    Serial Number S555484 was reported as accurate
  • September 13, 2015:
    Serial Number S552433 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Adjusted # of Positions 9
    Curator Response: 9 Adjustments: 6 Positions + 1 Isochronism + 1 Heat + 1 Cold
  • August 30, 2015:
    Serial Number S556121 was reported as accurate
  • May 19, 2015:
    Serial Number S553530 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • March 6, 2015:
    Serial Number S553870 was reported as accurate
  • February 2, 2015:
    Serial Number S555087 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted # Positions changed from 8 to 6
  • January 5, 2015:
    Serial Number S556031 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted # Positions changed from 8 to 6
  • July 7, 2014:
    Serial Number S553238 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted # Positions changed from 8 to 6
  • July 2, 2014:
    Serial Number S554525 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted # Positions changed from 8 to 6
  • July 2, 2014:
    Serial Number S554525 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted # Positions changed from 8 to 6
  • March 12, 2014:
    Serial Number S554399 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted # Positions changed from 8 to 6
  • February 25, 2014:
    Serial Number S550227 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted # Positions changed from 8 to 6
  • February 4, 2014:
    Serial Number S554073 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Movement Finish: 10K Gold Filled
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted # Positions changed from 8 to 6
  • January 21, 2014:
    Serial Number S550227 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted # Positions changed from 8 to 6
  • January 20, 2014:
    Serial Number S554185 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted # Positions changed from 8 to 6
  • December 28, 2013:
    Serial Number S547754 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted # Positions changed from 8 to 6
  • December 16, 2013:
    Serial Number S550145 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted # Positions changed from 8 to 6
  • November 22, 2013:
    Serial Number S556365 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted # Positions changed from 8 to 6
  • October 13, 2013:
    Serial Number S554081 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted # Positions changed from 8 to 6
  • September 12, 2013:
    Serial Number S556975 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted # Positions changed from 8 to 6
  • September 11, 2013:
    Serial Number S549398 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted # Positions changed from 8 to 6
  • March 30, 2013:
    Serial Number S547376 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Mine is adj to 8 positions.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted changed from No to Yes
    Adjusted # Positions changed from 5 to 6
  • March 16, 2013:
    Serial Number S547438 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted changed from No to Yes
    Adjusted # Positions changed from 5 to 6
  • February 9, 2013:
    Serial Number S548132 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted changed from No to Yes
    Adjusted # Positions changed from 5 to 6
  • December 9, 2012:
    Serial Number S553446 was reported as accurate
  • December 7, 2012:
    Serial Number S553446 was reported as accurate
  • November 1, 2012:
    Serial Number S556459 was reported as accurate
  • September 27, 2012:
    Serial Number S555879 was reported as accurate
  • August 14, 2012:
    Serial Number S556541 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted changed from No to Yes
    Adjusted # Positions changed from 5 to 6
  • May 7, 2012:
    Serial Number S548118 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted changed from No to Yes
    Adjusted # Positions changed from 5 to 6
  • May 5, 2012:
    Serial Number S554417 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted changed from No to Yes
    Adjusted # Positions changed from 5 to 6
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