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

Grade: Unknown

Manufacturer: Rockford
Manufacturer Location: Rockford, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 118393
Grade: Unknown
Model: 1
Estimated Production Year: 1881
Size: 18s
Jewels: 11j
Movement Configuration: Either
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Setting: Key
Plate: Full Plate
Railroad Grade: No
Data Research: 1907 Rockford Serial List
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Verifications & Observations

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Verification Serial Map
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  • August 7, 2019:
    Serial Number 121418 was reported as accurate
  • August 7, 2019:
    Serial Number 121418 was reported as accurate
  • July 26, 2019:
    Serial Number 122037 was reported as accurate
  • May 13, 2019:
    Serial Number 116541 was reported as accurate
  • April 14, 2019:
    Serial Number 120514 was reported as accurate
  • April 8, 2019:
    Serial Number 120524 was reported as accurate
  • March 31, 2019:
    Serial Number 125024 was reported as accurate
  • February 11, 2019:
    Serial Number 115597 was reported as accurate
  • January 19, 2019:
    Serial Number 121751 was reported as accurate
  • December 16, 2018:
    Serial Number 123629 was reported as accurate
  • December 10, 2018:
    Serial Number 121225 was reported as accurate
  • November 28, 2018:
    Serial Number 125173 was reported as accurate
  • November 1, 2018:
    Serial Number 120267 was reported as accurate
  • September 19, 2018:
    Serial Number 121225 was reported as accurate
  • July 21, 2018:
    Serial Number 120613 was reported as accurate
  • July 3, 2018:
    Serial Number 121677 was reported as accurate
  • June 17, 2018:
    Serial Number 118676 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • March 22, 2018:
    Serial Number 116304 was reported as accurate
  • March 5, 2018:
    Serial Number 122946 was reported as accurate
  • February 10, 2018:
    Serial Number 122946 was reported as accurate
  • January 14, 2018:
    Serial Number 122946 was reported as accurate
  • October 26, 2017:
    Serial Number 124969 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • October 5, 2017:
    Serial Number 115686 was reported as accurate
  • September 30, 2017:
    Serial Number 124180 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: MOVEMENT FINISH: NICKEL
  • September 5, 2017:
    Serial Number 120787 was reported as accurate
  • August 14, 2017:
    Serial Number 117827 was reported as accurate
  • July 30, 2017:
    Serial Number 124429 was reported as accurate
  • July 2, 2017:
    Serial Number 122921 was reported as accurate
  • July 1, 2017:
    Serial Number 122921 was reported as accurate
  • September 5, 2016:
    Serial Number 116804 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: KW/KS movement, no lever set
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Key
  • August 25, 2016:
    Serial Number 116941 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Key
  • August 17, 2016:
    Serial Number 119244 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Key
  • June 26, 2016:
    Serial Number 124550 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Key
  • May 27, 2016:
    Serial Number 115403 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Key
  • March 21, 2016:
    Serial Number 124677 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Key
  • March 6, 2016:
    Serial Number 118730 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 118,730 is a Model 1, KW/KS (not a Model 2
    transitional w/ SW/LS option). 11j w gilt plates.
    Dial has been off to confirm jeweling and bottom
    plate(under dial) is Model 1, not milled for
    Model 2 SW/LS. Top plate also is drilled for one
    case screw (Model 1), not two (Model 2).
    Curator Response: Thanks for the detailed information on your verification method. It is extremely helpful in improving the database.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from ? to 11j
    Movement Finish changed from Gilt or Nickel to Gilt
    Factory Model changed from 2 to 1
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Key
  • January 11, 2016:
    Serial Number 125975 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from ? to 11j
    Movement Finish changed from Gilt or Nickel to Gilt
    Factory Model changed from 2 to 1
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Key
  • December 24, 2015:
    Serial Number 119959 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Open Face Case.
    Key Wind
    Key Set in the front on the hands
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from ? to 11j
    Movement Finish changed from Gilt or Nickel to Gilt
    Factory Model changed from 2 to 1
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Key
  • December 7, 2015:
    Serial Number 120514 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from ? to 11j
    Movement Finish changed from Gilt or Nickel to Gilt
    Factory Model changed from 2 to 1
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Key
  • December 4, 2015:
    Serial Number 116822 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from ? to 11j
    Movement Finish changed from Gilt or Nickel to Gilt
    Factory Model changed from 2 to 1
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Key
  • November 4, 2015:
    Serial Number 118393 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from ? to 11j
    Movement Finish changed from Gilt or Nickel to Gilt
    Factory Model changed from 2 to 1
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Key
  • September 21, 2015:
    Serial Number 121220 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from ? to 11j
    Movement Finish changed from Gilt or Nickel to Gilt
    Factory Model changed from 2 to 1
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Key
  • September 17, 2015:
    Serial Number 121220 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from ? to 11j
    Movement Finish changed from Gilt or Nickel to Gilt
    Factory Model changed from 2 to 1
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Key
  • May 25, 2015:
    Serial Number 122931 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from ? to 11j
    Movement Finish changed from Gilt or Nickel to Gilt
    Factory Model changed from 2 to 1
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Key
  • February 28, 2015:
    Serial Number 116857 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from ? to 11j
    Movement Finish changed from Gilt or Nickel to Gilt
    Factory Model changed from 2 to 1
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Key
  • February 10, 2015:
    Serial Number 117156 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Movement is KW/KS and also SW/LS. It is a 15J gilt
    movement. Earlier observation did not look close
    enough at the center pinion to see that it is a
    converted key set movement. This movement will fit
    any configuration. Torn down by myself on this
    date to get an accurate count of jewels.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from ? to 11j
    Movement Finish changed from Gilt or Nickel to Gilt
    Factory Model changed from 2 to 1
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Key
  • February 10, 2015:
    Serial Number 117156 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from ? to 11j
    Movement Finish changed from Gilt or Nickel to Gilt
    Factory Model changed from 2 to 1
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Key
  • October 14, 2014:
    Serial Number 117156 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Correct: 18s Hunting
    However-Looks to be 15J--train jeweled
    Key Wind/Pendant Wind
    Lever Set
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from ? to 11j
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Gilt
    Factory Model changed from 2 to 1
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Key
  • September 30, 2014:
    Serial Number 119091 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from ? to 11j
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Gilt
    Factory Model changed from 2 to 1
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Key
  • September 17, 2014:
    Serial Number 124046 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: model 6
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from ? to 11j
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Gilt
    Factory Model changed from 2 to 1
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Key
  • May 22, 2014:
    Serial Number 124046 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: model 6 exposed escapement. 13 jewel
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from ? to 11j
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Gilt
    Factory Model changed from 2 to 1
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Key
  • May 11, 2014:
    Serial Number 120000 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from ? to 11j
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Gilt
    Factory Model changed from 2 to 1
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Key
  • March 9, 2014:
    Serial Number 120986 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from ? to 11j
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Gilt
    Factory Model changed from 2 to 1
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Key
  • January 8, 2014:
    Serial Number 118081 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: it is a key set key wind
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from ? to 11j
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Gilt
    Factory Model changed from 2 to 1
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Key
  • January 7, 2014:
    Serial Number 118081 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: its a key wind key set
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from ? to 11j
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Gilt
    Factory Model changed from 2 to 1
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Key
  • April 27, 2013:
    Serial Number 125047 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 15J OPEN FACE
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from ? to 11j
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Gilt
    Factory Model changed from 2 to 1
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Key
  • March 29, 2013:
    Serial Number 119981 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from ? to 11j
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Gilt
    Factory Model changed from 2 to 1
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Key
  • February 17, 2013:
    Serial Number 119030 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from ? to 11j
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Gilt
    Factory Model changed from 2 to 1
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Key
  • January 15, 2013:
    Serial Number 121343 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from ? to 11j
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Gilt
    Factory Model changed from 2 to 1
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Key
    Railroad Grade changed from Unknown to No
  • December 14, 2012:
    Serial Number 116417 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from ? to 11j
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Gilt
    Factory Model changed from 2 to 1
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Key
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Rockford Grade Unknown Pocket Watch