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

Manufacturer: Illinois
Manufacturer Location: Springfield, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 1355548
Grade: Bunn
Model: 6
Estimated Production Year: 1897
Run Quantity: 300
Total Production: 18,850
Size: 18s
Jewels: 17j
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Finish Pattern: Circular
Movement Signing Style: Old English
Movement Inlay Color: Gilt
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: Full Plate
Barrel: Going
Train: Fast
Regulator: Reed
Adjusted: Yes
Railroad Grade: Yes
Dial Feet Locations: 2.0, 21.5, 38.5
Case Screw Locations: 23.5, 51.5
Movement Markings: Bunn
Springfield, Ill.
17 Jewels
Safety Pinion
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Verifications & Observations

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  • September 28, 2016:
    Serial Number 1355316 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: This watch Movement Finish is "Nickel", Finish
    Pattern is 1st Pattern "Circular", Movement Style
    is "Old English", Movement In Lay Color is "Gold
    Filled" an it has a Micrometric Reed regulator...
    The actual Movement Markings are: 1355316

    17 Jewels


    Safety Pinion


    Springfield, ILL.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Gilt or Nickel to Nickel
  • September 8, 2016:
    Serial Number 1355306 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Gilt or Nickel to Nickel