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How to Find Info About Your Pocket Watch

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Pocket Watch Serial Number Lookup - Hamilton, South Bend, Illinois, Rockford, Waltham & Elgin Pocket Watches
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We noticed that you entered a relatively short serial number. "4254" could possibly indicate the grade of the watch and not the serial number of your movement. Serial numbers are usually more than a few digits.
Rockford Grade Unknown Pocket Watch

Grade: Unknown

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Manufacturer: Rockford
Manufacturer Location: Rockford, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 4254
Grade: Unknown
Model: 1
Estimated Production Year: 1876
Size: 18s
Jewels: 11j or 15j
Movement Configuration: Either
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Setting: Transition
Plate: Full Plate
Quality Rating:
Data Research: c.1907 Rockford Serial List
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Verifications & Observations

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  • September 13, 2018:
    Serial Number 4254 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Movement is key wind and key set, 15 jewels.
    Picture is provided
  • September 3, 2018:
    Serial Number 4810 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Note: Is marked 9 jewels BUT also EXTRA on barrel
    bridge
  • June 28, 2018:
    Serial Number 4527 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 9 jewel movement
  • June 18, 2018:
    Serial Number 4107 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Transitional private label movement 11- 15 GJS.
    Crown at 3pm
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Either to Either
    Movement Setting changed from Key to Transition
  • January 25, 2018:
    Serial Number 4058 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 15 jewels
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Either to Either
    Movement Setting changed from Key to Transition
  • January 19, 2018:
    Serial Number 4125 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Either to Either
    Movement Setting changed from Key to Transition
  • September 26, 2017:
    Serial Number 4564 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Either to Either
    Movement Setting changed from Key to Transition
  • October 24, 2016:
    Serial Number 4058 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Either to Either
    Movement Setting changed from Key to Transition
  • January 9, 2016:
    Serial Number 4941 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Either to Either
    Movement Setting changed from Key to Transition
  • February 27, 2014:
    Serial Number 4667 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Hunting to Either
    Movement Setting changed from Key to Transition
  • January 11, 2014:
    Serial Number 4268 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Hunting to Either
    Movement Setting changed from Key to Transition
  • October 9, 2013:
    Serial Number 4263 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Mine is marked 15 jewels. but all else is the same
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Hunting to Either
    Movement Setting changed from Key to Transition
  • September 3, 2013:
    Serial Number 4268 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Hunting to Either
    Movement Setting changed from Key to Transition
  • April 26, 2013:
    Serial Number 4874 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Hunting to Either
    Movement Setting changed from Key to Transition
  • April 26, 2013:
    Serial Number 4862 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Hunting to Either
    Movement Setting changed from Key to Transition
  • April 26, 2013:
    Serial Number 4862 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Is marked 9 jewels BUT also EXTRA on barrel bridge
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Hunting to Either
    Movement Setting changed from Key to Transition
  • March 7, 2013:
    Serial Number 4125 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: not adjusted
    private label: Thomas C Calvert
    not RR grade
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Hunting to Either
    Movement Setting changed from Key to Transition
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Rockford Grade Unknown Pocket Watch