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Pocket Watch Serial Number Lookup - Hamilton, South Bend, Illinois, Rockford, Waltham & Elgin Pocket Watches
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Grade: 838

Private Label(s) in Run: Ed. W. Hicks - Auburn, Ind.

Manufacturer: Rockford
Manufacturer Location: Rockford, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 778584
Grade: 838
Model: 10
Estimated Production Year: 1908
Run Quantity: 1,000
Total Production: 2,500
Size: 18s
Jewels: 17j
Jewel Setting: Screw-Set
Movement Configuration: Hunting
Movement Finish: Two-Tone
Finish Pattern: Wavy Lines
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: Full Plate
Regulator: Reed
Railroad Grade: No
Movement Markings: R.W.Co.
Rockford, Ill.
17 Jewels
Data Research: c.1907 Rockford Serial List
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Verifications & Observations

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  • February 13, 2019:
    Serial Number 778584 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Private label movement and dial, Ed. W. Hicks,
    Auburn Ind.
    No Rockford markings.
    Curator Response: Thanks for the report. The database has been updated accordingly.
  • July 20, 2018:
    Serial Number 778312 was reported as accurate
  • March 23, 2018:
    Serial Number 778269 was reported as accurate
  • March 10, 2018:
    Serial Number 778406 was reported as accurate
  • September 14, 2017:
    Serial Number 778004 was reported as accurate
  • September 4, 2017:
    Serial Number 778731 was reported as accurate
  • February 27, 2017:
    Serial Number 778699 was reported as accurate
  • February 8, 2017:
    Serial Number 778002 was reported as accurate
  • August 18, 2016:
    Serial Number 778736 was reported as accurate
  • May 25, 2015:
    Serial Number 778412 was reported as accurate
  • February 16, 2015:
    Serial Number 778731 was reported as accurate
  • January 25, 2015:
    Serial Number 778747 was reported as accurate
  • December 22, 2014:
    Serial Number 778731 was reported as accurate
  • June 30, 2014:
    Serial Number 778143 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Two-Tone Movement Finish
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Gilt to Two-Tone
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