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Pocket Watch Serial Number Lookup - Hamilton, South Bend, Illinois, Rockford, Waltham & Elgin Pocket Watches
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Grade: 925

Manufacturer: Rockford
Manufacturer Location: Rockford, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 862297
Grade: 925
Model: 9
Estimated Production Year: 1911
Run Quantity: 1,000
Total Production: 8,400
Size: 18s
Jewels: 17j
Jewel Setting: Screw-Set
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Two-Tone
Movement Signing Style: Block Letter
Movement Inlay Color: Black
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: Full Plate
Regulator: Reed
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted to Position: No
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Movement Markings: R.W.Co.
Rockford, Ill.
17 Jewels
Adjusted
Data Research: c.1907 Rockford Serial List
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Verifications & Observations

862001
Verification Serial Map
863000
  • August 11, 2018:
    Serial Number 862134 was reported as accurate
  • June 24, 2018:
    Serial Number 862519 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from 938 to 925
  • March 25, 2018:
    Serial Number 862382 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from 938 to 925
  • December 8, 2017:
    Serial Number 862195 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from 938 to 925
  • August 7, 2017:
    Serial Number 862297 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from 938 to 925
  • December 12, 2015:
    Serial Number 862525 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from 938 to 925
  • November 28, 2015:
    Serial Number 862525 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from 938 to 925
  • February 7, 2015:
    Serial Number 862675 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from 938 to 925
  • February 3, 2015:
    Serial Number 862675 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from 938 to 925
  • March 20, 2014:
    Serial Number 862240 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 17j adusted, 2 tone movement
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from 938 to 925
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Two-Tone
  • March 20, 2014:
    Serial Number 862240 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from 938 to 925
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Two-Tone
  • April 8, 2013:
    Serial Number 862613 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from 938 to 925
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Two-Tone
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