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Pocket Watch Serial Number Lookup - Hamilton, South Bend, Illinois, Rockford, Waltham & Elgin Pocket Watches
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Grade: 108

Private Label(s) in Run: Burlington Watch Company

Manufacturer: Illinois
Manufacturer Location: Springfield, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 3294650
Grade: 108
Model: 9
Estimated Production Year: 1918
Run Quantity: 1,000
Total Production: 5,400
Size: 16s
Jewels: 21j
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: Bridge Plate
Bridge Type: False Center
Double Roller: Yes
Barrel: Going
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted to Position: Yes
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Adjusted to Isochronism: Yes
Railroad Grade: Limited Approval
Dial Feet Locations: 17.5, 39.0, 58.0
Case Screw Locations: 3.0, 38.0
Research Note: #3294030 and #3294650: Reported as Pendant-Set.
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Verifications & Observations

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3295000
  • February 14, 2019:
    Serial Number 3294650 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: This movement is pendant-set.
    Curator Response: Thanks for the report. This information has been noted in the research notes for this run.
  • July 15, 2018:
    Serial Number 3294030 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: My movement looks the same, but it is stem set.
    fre *****@fredhansen.com
    Curator Response: Thanks for the report. This observation has been noted for the run.
  • December 3, 2017:
    Serial Number 3294645 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Railroad Grade changed from Yes to Limited Approval
    Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge
  • August 28, 2017:
    Serial Number 3294659 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Railroad Grade changed from Yes to Limited Approval
    Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge
  • January 23, 2017:
    Serial Number 3294992 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Railroad Grade changed from Yes to Limited Approval
    Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge
  • March 14, 2015:
    Serial Number 3294080 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Railroad Grade changed from Yes to Limited Approval
    Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge
  • February 26, 2015:
    Serial Number 3294080 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Railroad Grade changed from Yes to Limited Approval
    Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge
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