The newest member of my watch family has a mysterious serial number that I cant seem to figure out. Check out the serial and tell me what you think....
The serial, per the lookup, should be for an 1883 10 size 11-15 jewel HC watch marked Lady Elgin. None of that seems to fit this watch in any way. The serial is as it is in the pic. No trick of the light or other issue with the actual picture. The number has no faint characters before or after the number. The movement could be a grade 236 but I am having issues finding any pics of a 236 though. The time period for this kind of watch has to be post 1899. The case does Support this as the pat date is 1917.
The dial is original and the style also supports the age of the movement and case as well does the style of the hands.
Any thoughts on the serial?
I guess I should also mention that the watch was surprisingly fitted with a mustache lever escapement.