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Enter the serial number from the pocket watch movement below. Do not use the case number. Tips for looking up your watch

How to Find Info About Your Pocket Watch

The Pocket Watch Database has compiled data covering the major American pocket watch manufacturers and created an easy way to find information using the serial number on the watch movement. Here are a few tips to find information about your pocket watch:

  1. Always input the serial number from the pocket watch movement (the "mechanism" of the watch).
  2. Never use the serial number from the case or any other part.
  3. Always select the correct manufacturer, which is usually stamped on the watch movement or dial.
  4. If the manufacturer is not listed on the site, you may have a "private label" watch or it may not be American-made.
  5. If the serial number includes a letter, enter it along with the number when using the lookup feature.
  6. Many pocket watch case backs screw off. Others may require a dull wide blade to pry or pop the cover. Be careful not to scratch or damage the movement.
  7. Consider uploading images of your watch by creating a collection account on the website. This is compeltely free and assists in promoting research in American horology.
  8. Understand that many companies did not keep accurate or complete records. As a result, information displayed on this site may have inaccuracies. This is to be expected, and we have included an option to report inaccurate information on the result pages so the database can be continually improved.
Pocket Watch Serial Number Lookup - Hamilton, South Bend, Illinois, Rockford, Waltham & Elgin Pocket Watches
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Elgin Grade 240 Pocket Watch
Elgin Grade 240 Pocket Watch

Grade: 240

B.W. Raymond

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 11628851
Grade: 240
Variation: B.W. Raymond
Model: 8
Class: 91
Estimated Production Year: 1905
Run Quantity: 1,000
Grade/Model Run: 25 of 62
Total Production: 68,000
Size: 18s
Jewels: 19j
Jewel Material: Ruby
Jewel Setting: Gold Settings (Screw-Set)
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Inlay Color: Gilt or Black
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Double Roller: Yes
Barrel: Motor
Balance Jewel Material: Diamond
Train: Quick
Regulator: Traveling Nut (spring)
Hairspring: Breguet
Escapement Type: Straight-line
Pallet Jewel Material: Sapphire
Standard Dial Type: Double-Sunk
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted to Position: Yes
Adjusted # of Positions: 5
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Adjusted to Isochronism: Yes
Railroad Grade: Yes
Wind Indicator Available: Yes
Wind Indicator Present: Unknown
U.S. Patents: 596407
Data Research: 1904 Elgin Serial List
1915 Elgin Serial List
1927/1950 Elgin Serial List
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Verifications & Observations

11628001
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11629000
  • February 8, 2019:
    Serial Number 11628965 was reported as accurate
  • February 5, 2019:
    Serial Number 11628042 was reported as accurate
  • July 3, 2016:
    Serial Number 11628977 was reported as accurate
  • July 10, 2015:
    Serial Number 11628058 was reported as accurate
  • July 10, 2015:
    Serial Number 11628058 was reported as accurate
  • January 7, 2015:
    Serial Number 11628453 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: No mine is a size 16
    Curator Response: Please upload a photo so we can evaluate. Grade 240 is indeed listed as a size 18, but your particular watch could be a different grade. Thanks.
  • April 3, 2013:
    Serial Number 11628529 was reported as accurate
  • August 7, 2012:
    Serial Number 11628618 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted changed from No to Yes
    Railroad Grade changed from No to Yes
    Double Roller changed from Unknown to Yes
  • August 7, 2012:
    Serial Number 11628618 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted changed from No to Yes
    Railroad Grade changed from No to Yes
    Double Roller changed from Unknown to Yes
  • August 7, 2012:
    Serial Number 11628618 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted changed from No to Yes
    Railroad Grade changed from No to Yes
  • June 23, 2012:
    Serial Number 11628215 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: It is railroad grade....
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted changed from No to Yes
    Railroad Grade changed from No to Yes
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Elgin Grade 240 Pocket Watch
Elgin Grade 240 Pocket Watch