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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.
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  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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Grade: 370

B.W. Raymond

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 15421636
Grade: 370
Variation: B.W. Raymond
Model: 15
Class: 102
Estimated Production Year: 1911
Run Quantity: 1,000
Grade/Model Run: 6 of 8
Total Production: 7,300
Size: 16s
Jewels: 17j
Jewel Setting: Raised Gold Settings (Screw-Set)
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Barrel: Motor
Train: Quick
Regulator: Traveling Nut (spring)
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted # of Positions: 5
Railroad Grade: Yes
U.S. Patents: 77078, 596407
Data Research: 1915 Elgin Serial List
1927/1950 Elgin Serial List
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Verifications & Observations

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  • March 2, 2020:
    Serial Number 15421707 was reported as accurate
  • December 28, 2019:
    Serial Number 15421393 was reported as accurate
  • December 12, 2018:
    Serial Number 15421554 was reported as accurate
  • December 31, 2017:
    Serial Number 15421259 was reported as accurate
  • August 24, 2017:
    Serial Number 15421059 was reported as accurate
  • June 18, 2015:
    Serial Number 15421718 was reported as accurate
  • June 18, 2015:
    Serial Number 15421718 was reported as accurate
  • November 19, 2014:
    Serial Number 15421704 was reported as accurate
  • July 12, 2014:
    Serial Number 15421532 was reported as accurate
  • May 17, 2013:
    Serial Number 15421173 was reported as accurate
  • April 29, 2013:
    Serial Number 15421593 was reported as accurate
  • April 22, 2013:
    Serial Number 15421173 was reported as accurate
  • March 18, 2013:
    Serial Number 15421238 was reported as accurate
  • September 1, 2012:
    Serial Number 15421132 was reported as accurate
  • June 9, 2012:
    Serial Number 15421576 was reported as accurate
  • May 5, 2012:
    Serial Number 15421677 was reported as accurate
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