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Pocket Watch Serial Number Lookup - Hamilton, South Bend, Illinois, Rockford, Waltham & Elgin Pocket Watches
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Grade: 106

Manufacturer: Illinois
Manufacturer Location: Springfield, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 326272
Grade: 106
Model: 2
Estimated Production Year: 1883
Run Quantity: 1,500
Total Production: 2,500
Size: 18s
Jewels: 15j
Movement Configuration: Hunting
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: Full Plate
Barrel: Going
Train: Coarse
Regulator: Wheeler
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted to Position: Yes
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Railroad Grade: Yes
Dial Feet Locations: 16.5, 36.5, 53.0
Case Screw Locations: 23.5, 51.5
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Verifications & Observations

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  • February 14, 2018:
    Serial Number 326272 was reported as accurate
  • February 5, 2018:
    Serial Number 324925 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 324925 is a transition, kw or stem wind lever set
    Wheelers Patented Regulator. My watch book says
    1881. Looks like a model 2 to me. The rest
    Curator Response: Thanks for the report. The regulator information has been added.
  • December 14, 2017:
    Serial Number 325012 was reported as accurate
  • December 2, 2017:
    Serial Number 325291 was reported as accurate
  • November 26, 2017:
    Serial Number 325981 was reported as accurate
  • October 27, 2016:
    Serial Number 325808 was reported as accurate
  • October 27, 2016:
    Serial Number 325808 was reported as accurate
  • April 19, 2016:
    Serial Number 325635 was reported as accurate
  • January 6, 2016:
    Serial Number 324983 was reported as accurate
  • August 1, 2014:
    Serial Number 325085 was reported as accurate
  • July 15, 2014:
    Serial Number 325979 was reported as accurate
  • June 30, 2014:
    Serial Number 325979 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 325979 is 21j
  • January 12, 2014:
    Serial Number 325203 was reported as accurate
  • September 14, 2013:
    Serial Number 325719 was reported as accurate
  • October 8, 2012:
    Serial Number 325992 was reported as accurate