Elgin s/n 6308203

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  1. f.webster

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    What is wrong with this picture?

    As a new dude to watches, I gathered a few from friends to start learning with. First thing I try to do is identify the watch. Going to Packet Watch Database I enter the serial number and the manufacture. Here I have found a movement that doesn't match what is in the database. Can someone give an explanation?

    Thank you for your wise counsel.

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  2. Rick Hufnagel

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    More pictures would help identify. Looks to be an anomaly. That serial number puts it in a run of grade ten 18s movements. I cross checked PWDB with the 1896 Elgin serial list and they both show the same.

    Looks like a 6s grade 132. Can you confirm 6 size and 15 jewels?

    6222001-6224000 was the last run for grade 132. So it's definitely weird.
     
  3. RMUST

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    Are you positive its not 6368203 look at that one on the database
     
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    I think you've got it! Disregard what I said above. Look really closely and that is a 6.

    I screwed up judging what size it was. That regulator should have been a clue.
     
  5. f.webster

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    Well there you go...

    maybe I just need to have my eyes calibrated.

    Thanks
     

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