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

Type III 60hr.

Manufacturer: Illinois
Manufacturer Location: Springfield, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 5222614
Grade: Bunn Special
Variation: Type III
Model: 14
Estimated Production Year: 1929
Run Quantity: 1,000
Total Production: 118,000
Size: 16s
Jewels: 21j
Jewel Material: Ruby
Jewel Setting: Raised Gold Settings (Screw-Set)
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Finish Pattern: Ray
Movement Signing Style: Mixed
Movement Inlay Color: Black
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Double Roller: Yes
Barrel: 60-Hr. Motor
Center Wheel Material: Gold
Regulator: Reed
Hairspring: Breguet
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted # of Positions: 6
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Adjusted to Isochronism: Yes
Railroad Grade: Yes
Dial Feet Locations: 17.5, 39.0, 58.0
Case Screw Locations: 3.0, 38.0
Movement Markings: Sixty Hour
Bunn Special
Illinois Watch Co.
Motor Barrel
21 Jewels
Temp. And
Double Roller
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Verifications & Observations

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  • July 12, 2018:
    Serial Number 5222120 was reported as accurate
  • July 6, 2018:
    Serial Number 5222614 was reported as accurate
  • December 7, 2017:
    Serial Number 5222384 was reported as accurate
  • October 20, 2017:
    Serial Number 5222277 was reported as accurate
  • August 23, 2017:
    Serial Number 5222340 was reported as accurate
  • June 14, 2017:
    Serial Number 5222008 was reported as accurate
  • April 21, 2017:
    Serial Number 5222237 was reported as accurate
  • April 15, 2017:
    Serial Number 5222228 was reported as accurate
  • October 24, 2016:
    Serial Number 5222368 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • July 12, 2016:
    Serial Number 5222166 was reported as accurate
  • April 6, 2016:
    Serial Number 5222110 was reported as accurate
  • December 17, 2015:
    Serial Number 5222481 was reported as accurate
  • November 10, 2015:
    Serial Number 5222021 was reported as accurate
  • December 17, 2014:
    Serial Number 5222645 was reported as accurate
  • October 7, 2014:
    Serial Number 5222832 was reported as accurate
  • July 19, 2014:
    Serial Number 5222109 was reported as accurate
  • December 26, 2013:
    Serial Number 5222973 was reported as accurate
  • September 4, 2012:
    Serial Number 5222197 was reported as accurate
  • May 8, 2012:
    Serial Number 5222245 was reported as accurate