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

Manufacturer: Rockford
Manufacturer Location: Rockford, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 169427
Grade: Unknown
Model: 3
Estimated Production Year: 1883
Size: 18s
Jewels: 15j
Jewel Setting: Screw-Set
Movement Configuration: Hunting
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: Full Plate
Adjusted: Yes
Data Research: 1907 Rockford Serial List
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Verifications & Observations

169001
Verification Serial Map
170000
  • March 26, 2019:
    Serial Number 169276 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Gilt movement. Pictures included
  • February 27, 2019:
    Serial Number 169414 was reported as accurate
  • December 21, 2017:
    Serial Number 169247 was reported as accurate
  • September 29, 2016:
    Serial Number 169689 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from ? to 15j
    Factory Model changed from 0 to 3
  • February 2, 2014:
    Serial Number 169784 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Model 3, 15 Jewels
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from ? to 15j
    Factory Model changed from 0 to 3
  • April 6, 2013:
    Serial Number 169874 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: As seen on eBay, this watch is an 18s, Lever Set,
    Open Face or Hunting ?, Listing states this is
    Model 3, 1882, claims it is a Railroad watch (
    which I Doubt ) with 15J and the Pictures show it
    is full Plate, Nickel, adjusted, Patent Pinion,
    Possible Transition, and Serial # 169874 Asking
    price 425.00 or Make Offer
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from ? to 15j
    Factory Model changed from 0 to 3
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