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Pocket Watch Serial Number Lookup - Hamilton, South Bend, Illinois, Rockford, Waltham & Elgin Pocket Watches
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Grade: 33

Manufacturer: Illinois
Manufacturer Location: Springfield, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 1917163
Grade: 33
Model: 2
Estimated Production Year: 1907
Run Quantity: 1,000
Total Production: 60,689
Size: 0s
Jewels: 11j
Movement Configuration: Hunting
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Pendant
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
Dial Feet Locations: 19.5, 38.5, 57.5
Case Screw Locations: 19.0, 48.0
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Verifications & Observations

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1918000
  • December 29, 2018:
    Serial Number 1917240 was reported as accurate
  • December 27, 2018:
    Serial Number 1917240 was reported as accurate
  • February 16, 2017:
    Serial Number 1917084 was reported as accurate
  • December 30, 2015:
    Serial Number 1917824 was reported as accurate
  • July 18, 2014:
    Serial Number 1917206 was reported as accurate
  • November 30, 2013:
    Serial Number 1917287 was reported as accurate
  • August 13, 2013:
    Serial Number 1917163 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: I have this watch and the movement is just a hair
    under 28 mm, which makes this a 3/0 size. That's
    far from the 6S listed here. It's a nice
    movement, but there's no way this is a 6S, it's
    exactly a 3/0.
    Curator Response: From the uploaded image (#1917163), it appears to match the size 0s model 2 perfectly. There is not a 3/0s model that matches the plate designs.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Size changed from 6 to 0
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Pendant
    Plate changed from Unknown to 3/4
  • August 8, 2013:
    Serial Number 1917163 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Size changed from 6 to 0
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Pendant
  • May 8, 2013:
    Serial Number 1917800 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Its an 0 size and its a pendant set.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Size changed from 6 to 0
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Pendant
    Plate changed from Unknown to 3/4
  • April 26, 2013:
    Serial Number 1917800 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Size changed from 6 to 0
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Pendant
  • March 15, 2013:
    Serial Number 1917302 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 0-size, not 6-size
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Size changed from 6 to 0
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Pendant
    Plate changed from Unknown to 3/4
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