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

Manufacturer: South Bend
Manufacturer Location: South Bend, Indiana
Movement Serial Number: 1209585
Grade: Studebaker
Model: 2
Estimated Production Year: 1928
Run Quantity: 5,000
Total Production: 30,000
Size: 16s
Jewels: 21j
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Pendant
Plate: Bridge Plate
Bridge Type: 3-finger
Double Roller: Yes
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted # of Positions: 5
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Adjusted to Isochronism: Yes
Total Adjustments: 8
Railroad Grade: No
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Verifications & Observations

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  • March 10, 2019:
    Serial Number 1212267 was reported as accurate
  • February 23, 2019:
    Serial Number 1212506 was reported as accurate
  • December 21, 2018:
    Serial Number 1209585 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Movement is marked as, " - 8 - ADJUSTM'TS"
    not 6 as shown in the master database (see
    movement photo)
    Curator Response: 8 Adjustments: 5 Positions + 1 Isochronism + 1 Heat + 1 Cold
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted # Positions changed from 6 to 5
  • November 2, 2018:
    Serial Number 1208393 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted # Positions changed from 6 to 5
  • October 27, 2018:
    Serial Number 1212506 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted # Positions changed from 6 to 5
  • October 25, 2018:
    Serial Number 1212677 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted # Positions changed from 6 to 5
  • October 19, 2018:
    Serial Number 1211952 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted # Positions changed from 6 to 5
  • August 25, 2018:
    Serial Number 1209676 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted # Positions changed from 6 to 5
  • April 18, 2018:
    Serial Number 1212660 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted # Positions changed from 6 to 5
  • April 15, 2018:
    Serial Number 1208944 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted # Positions changed from 6 to 5
  • February 21, 2018:
    Serial Number 1209539 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted # Positions changed from 6 to 5
  • December 5, 2017:
    Serial Number 1209640 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted # Positions changed from 6 to 5
  • June 22, 2017:
    Serial Number 1211448 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted # Positions changed from 6 to 5
  • January 1, 2017:
    Serial Number 1210045 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted # Positions changed from 6 to 5
  • December 13, 2016:
    Serial Number 1212172 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted # Positions changed from 6 to 5
  • November 11, 2016:
    Serial Number 1208131 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted # Positions changed from 6 to 5
  • June 2, 2016:
    Serial Number 1211339 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted # Positions changed from 6 to 5
  • March 23, 2016:
    Serial Number 1212932 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted # Positions changed from 6 to 5
  • February 9, 2016:
    Serial Number 1208125 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted # Positions changed from 6 to 5
  • November 21, 2015:
    Serial Number 1211767 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted # Positions changed from 6 to 5
  • November 20, 2015:
    Serial Number 1211767 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted # Positions changed from 6 to 5
  • November 18, 2015:
    Serial Number 1211767 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted # Positions changed from 6 to 5
  • November 17, 2015:
    Serial Number 1211767 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted # Positions changed from 6 to 5
  • November 17, 2015:
    Serial Number 1211767 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted # Positions changed from 6 to 5
  • October 9, 2015:
    Serial Number 1210324 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted # Positions changed from 6 to 5
  • October 3, 2015:
    Serial Number 1212517 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted # Positions changed from 6 to 5
  • September 16, 2015:
    Serial Number 1212205 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted # Positions changed from 6 to 5
  • May 26, 2015:
    Serial Number 1209811 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted # Positions changed from 6 to 5
  • April 19, 2015:
    Serial Number 1211317 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted # Positions changed from 6 to 5
  • January 21, 2015:
    Serial Number 1209631 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted # Positions changed from 6 to 5
  • December 18, 2014:
    Serial Number 1210978 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted # Positions changed from 6 to 5
  • November 30, 2014:
    Serial Number 1212776 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted # Positions changed from 6 to 5
  • October 23, 2014:
    Serial Number 1212433 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted # Positions changed from 6 to 5
  • July 17, 2014:
    Serial Number 1210149 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted # Positions changed from 6 to 5
  • March 27, 2014:
    Serial Number 1212205 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted # Positions changed from 6 to 5
  • January 7, 2014:
    Serial Number 1208142 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted # Positions changed from 6 to 5
  • November 13, 2013:
    Serial Number 1208884 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: first movement picture wrong, next two correct.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted # Positions changed from 6 to 5
  • November 11, 2013:
    Serial Number 1208884 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted # Positions changed from 6 to 5
  • November 1, 2013:
    Serial Number 1211609 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted # Positions changed from 6 to 5
  • October 26, 2013:
    Serial Number 1209693 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted # Positions changed from 6 to 5
  • October 17, 2013:
    Serial Number 1210839 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted # Positions changed from 6 to 5
  • September 27, 2013:
    Serial Number 1211609 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted # Positions changed from 6 to 5
  • September 16, 2013:
    Serial Number 1208224 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted # Positions changed from 6 to 5
  • September 11, 2013:
    Serial Number 1212943 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted # Positions changed from 6 to 5
  • July 10, 2013:
    Serial Number 1210695 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: movement marked 227, 3 finger bridge plate, lever
    set
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Plate changed from Unknown to Bridge
  • February 27, 2013:
    Serial Number 1209420 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Plate changed from Unknown to Bridge
  • January 25, 2013:
    Serial Number 1212341 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: picture incorrect
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Plate changed from Unknown to Bridge
  • December 5, 2012:
    Serial Number 1210630 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Image is not the same. Mine is a "Studebaker" Adj
    8 pos, 21 j, the long center wheel bridge is not
    there, part of the barrel bridge.
  • December 5, 2012:
    Serial Number 1210630 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Plate changed from Unknown to Bridge
  • August 2, 2012:
    Serial Number 1209787 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 3 Fingered Bridge Plate Design
    8 Adjustments Marked on Movement
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted changed from Unknown to Yes
    Plate changed from Unknown to Bridge
  • June 7, 2012:
    Serial Number 1212444 was reported as accurate
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