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

Manufacturer: Illinois
Manufacturer Location: Springfield, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 55193
Grade: Stuart
Model: 3
Estimated Production Year: 1879
Run Quantity: 50
Total Production: 1,100
Size: 18s
Jewels: 17j
Jewel Setting: Screw-Set
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Signing Style: Formal Script
Movement Inlay Color: None
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: Full Plate
Barrel: Going
Train: Coarse
Regulator: Plain
Hairspring: Flat
Adjusted: Yes
Dial Feet Locations: 1.5, 21.5, 38.0
Case Screw Locations: 23.5, 51.5
Movement Markings: Stuart
Springfield, Ill.
Patent Pinion
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Verifications & Observations

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  • August 26, 2018:
    Serial Number 55199 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: These are a 5th Pinion Open Face Configuration
    17 Jewels also, as they are Jeweled both sides of
    the 5th Pinion arbor
    As you can see clearly also, that the other
    number #55193 reported from this run shows the 5th
    pinion Jewelled
    Curator Response: Thanks for the report. The database has been updated accordingly.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 15j to 17j
    Movement Configuration changed from Hunting to Openface
  • June 2, 2017:
    Serial Number 55193 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: This watch, Serial # 55193, has a Stuart Grade,
    Model 3 (Transition) Movement marked "Adjusted" on
    the balance bridge. Additionally, this movement
    is configured in open-face.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from Miller to Stuart
    Jewels changed from 15j to 17j
    Movement Configuration changed from Hunting to Openface
    Movement Finish changed from Gilt or Nickel to Gilt
    Factory Model changed from 2 to 3