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Pocket Watch Serial Number Lookup - Hamilton, South Bend, Illinois, Rockford, Waltham & Elgin Pocket Watches
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Grade: 240

B.W. Raymond

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 14814240
Grade: 240
Variation: B.W. Raymond
Model: 8
Class: 91
Estimated Production Year: 1910
Run Quantity: 1,000
Total Production: 68,000
Size: 18s
Jewels: 19j
Jewel Material: Ruby, Sapphire & Diamond
Jewel Setting: Gold Settings (Screw-Set)
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Signing Style: Old English
Movement Inlay Color: Gilt
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Double Roller: Yes
Barrel: Motor
Balance Jewel Material: Diamond
Train: Quick
Train Material: Gold
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: Mixed
U.S. Patents: 596407
Movement Markings: B.W. Raymond
Elgin, Ill.
U.S.A.
19 Jewels
Adjusted 5 Positions
Safety Pinion
Data Research: c.1950 Elgin Serial List
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Verifications & Observations

14814001
Verification Serial Map
14815000
  • February 21, 2019:
    Serial Number 14814815 was reported as accurate
  • January 24, 2017:
    Serial Number 14814144 was reported as accurate
  • May 29, 2016:
    Serial Number 14814552 was reported as accurate
  • February 12, 2015:
    Serial Number 14814144 was reported as accurate
  • October 22, 2013:
    Serial Number 14814631 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Wind Indicator present
  • September 24, 2013:
    Serial Number 14814621 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Wind indicator present on this SN.
  • April 13, 2013:
    Serial Number 14814838 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: ALL inlay is in gold. Says adjusted 5 positions.
    BW Raymond. No wind indicator.
  • April 13, 2013:
    Serial Number 14814838 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: No wind indicator. All else is correct for
    S/N14814838, 19j, with jewled motor. All
    lettering and inlay in gold. Not black ink as
    shown in photo of S/N9349184
  • March 3, 2013:
    Serial Number 14814682 was reported as accurate
  • March 3, 2013:
    Serial Number 14814682 was reported as accurate
  • March 2, 2013:
    Serial Number 14814682 was reported as accurate
  • October 26, 2012:
    Serial Number 14814533 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Jeweled motor barrel but DOES NOT have a winding
    indicator.
    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
  • October 26, 2012:
    Serial Number 14814533 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
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