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How to Find Info About Your Pocket Watch

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Pocket Watch Serial Number Lookup - Hamilton, South Bend, Illinois, Rockford, Waltham & Elgin Pocket Watches
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Grade: 185

Private Label(s) in Run: Burlington Watch Company

Manufacturer: Illinois
Manufacturer Location: Springfield, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 2156243
Grade: 185
Model: 4
Estimated Production Year: 1909
Run Quantity: 2,000
Total Production: 30,980
Size: 16s
Jewels: 19j
Movement Configuration: Hunting
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: Bridge Plate
Bridge Type: 3-finger
Barrel: Going
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted # of Positions: 3
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Adjusted to Isochronism: Yes
Railroad Grade: No
Dial Feet Locations: 24.5, 36.5, 55.5
Case Screw Locations: 18.5, 52.5
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Verifications & Observations

2156001
Verification Serial Map
2158000
  • July 4, 2019:
    Serial Number 2156491 was reported as accurate
  • April 15, 2019:
    Serial Number 2157677 was reported as accurate
  • March 27, 2019:
    Serial Number 2157677 was reported as accurate
  • March 7, 2019:
    Serial Number 2156385 was reported as accurate
  • October 16, 2018:
    Serial Number 2157613 was reported as accurate
  • December 30, 2017:
    Serial Number 2157684 was reported as accurate
  • September 25, 2017:
    Serial Number 2157556 was reported as accurate
  • March 7, 2017:
    Serial Number 2156279 was reported as accurate
  • October 3, 2016:
    Serial Number 2157247 was reported as accurate
  • October 18, 2014:
    Serial Number 2156603 was reported as accurate
  • September 14, 2014:
    Serial Number 2156603 was reported as accurate
  • August 31, 2014:
    Serial Number 2156603 was reported as accurate
  • February 20, 2014:
    Serial Number 2157489 was reported as accurate
  • November 21, 2013:
    Serial Number 2156385 was reported as accurate
  • September 27, 2013:
    Serial Number 2156314 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • March 20, 2013:
    Serial Number 2156053 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge
  • March 2, 2013:
    Serial Number 2156853 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge
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