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Pocket Watch Serial Number Lookup - Hamilton, South Bend, Illinois, Rockford, Waltham & Elgin Pocket Watches
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Grade: 110

Manufacturer: Illinois
Manufacturer Location: Springfield, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 1254262
Grade: 110
Model: 1
Estimated Production Year: 1894
Run Quantity: 100
Total Production: 10,700
Size: 16s
Jewels: 7j
Movement Configuration: Hunting
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Barrel: Going
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
Quality Rating:
Dial Feet Locations: 8.5, 24.5, 45.0
Case Screw Locations: 22.5, 49.0
Research Note: Factory Records Indicate Private Labels in Run.
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  • August 9, 2019:
    Serial Number 1254262 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • October 24, 2016:
    Serial Number 1254262 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: I'm not sure a grade 110-s ever existed? need to
    check reference book to confirm this. what is
    difference between a 110-s and a 110? I have
    both in my collection (this one listed as 110S and
    several plain 110 grades) and I cannot see any
    difference between these. The 110 is the lowest
    grade (with 111, 112, 113, 114, 115 and 116 being
    higher grades). I've seen a 115-S and 114-S
    grade, but never a 110-S.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from 110-s to 110
    Movement Finish changed from Gilt or Nickel to Gilt