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

Mixed Run: Bunn and Stuart Grade Movements

Manufacturer: Illinois
Manufacturer Location: Springfield, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 300475
Grade: Bunn
Model: 2
Estimated Production Year: 1882
Run Quantity: 100
Total Production: 1,260
Size: 18s
Jewels: 15j
Jewel Setting: Screw-Set
Movement Configuration: Hunting
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Signing Style: Old English
Movement Inlay Color: None
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: Full Plate
Barrel: Going
Train: Coarse
Regulator: Chamlers
Adjusted: Yes
Dial Feet Locations: 16.5, 36.5, 53.0
Case Screw Locations: 23.5, 51.5
Movement Markings: Bunn
Springfield, Ill.
Patent Pinion
Chalmers Pat
Research Note: Mixed Run with "Bunn" and "Stuart" grade movements.
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Verifications & Observations

300401
Verification Serial Map
300500
  • April 2, 2019:
    Serial Number 300475 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: This one is marked Stuart and is a crossover
    Key wind and stem wind - lever set
    Curator Response: Thanks for the report. This information has been noted in the research notes for this run.
  • August 8, 2016:
    Serial Number 300439 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Bunn 15j
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from Stuart to Bunn
  • July 13, 2016:
    Serial Number 300439 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from Stuart to Bunn
  • September 8, 2015:
    Serial Number 300433 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 300433 is the correct s/n on my pocket watch but
    the grade is Bunn and not Stuart. Why?
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from Stuart to Bunn
  • February 9, 2013:
    Serial Number 300424 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: movement finish./// Gilt
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from Stuart to Bunn
  • January 11, 2013:
    Serial Number 300424 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Note on plate as 'Bunn' grade, and 'adjusted'.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from Stuart to Bunn
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