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Pocket Watch Serial Number Lookup - Hamilton, South Bend, Illinois, Rockford, Waltham & Elgin Pocket Watches
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Grade: 70

B.W. Raymond

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 1625553
Grade: 70
Variation: B.W. Raymond
Model: 2
Class: 1
Estimated Production Year: 1885
Run Quantity: 5,000
Total Production: 74,500
Size: 18s
Jewels: 15j
Movement Configuration: Hunting
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Signing Style: Formal Script
Movement Inlay Color: None
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: Full Plate
Barrel: Going
Train: Quick
Regulator: Moseley
Adjusted: Yes
Railroad Grade: Yes
U.S. Patents: 77078
Movement Markings: B.W. Raymond
Elgin, Ills.
Adjusted
Safety Pinion
Data Research: c.1950 Elgin Serial List
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Verifications & Observations

1625001
Verification Serial Map
1630000
  • August 16, 2018:
    Serial Number 1627261 was reported as accurate
  • July 22, 2018:
    Serial Number 1626888 was reported as accurate
  • February 18, 2018:
    Serial Number 1625368 was reported as accurate
  • January 16, 2018:
    Serial Number 1626888 was reported as accurate
  • January 9, 2018:
    Serial Number 1628501 was reported as accurate
  • November 18, 2017:
    Serial Number 1628591 was reported as accurate
  • November 15, 2017:
    Serial Number 1627000 was reported as accurate
  • June 8, 2017:
    Serial Number 1625860 was reported as accurate
  • April 10, 2017:
    Serial Number 1625469 was reported as accurate
  • March 16, 2017:
    Serial Number 1628130 was reported as accurate
  • March 7, 2017:
    Serial Number 1628388 was reported as accurate
  • February 12, 2017:
    Serial Number 1625469 was reported as accurate
  • February 9, 2017:
    Serial Number 1625469 was reported as accurate
  • January 15, 2017:
    Serial Number 1625024 was reported as accurate
  • October 10, 2016:
    Serial Number 1627489 was reported as accurate
  • June 23, 2016:
    Serial Number 1628265 was reported as accurate
  • June 15, 2016:
    Serial Number 1626224 was reported as accurate
  • March 27, 2016:
    Serial Number 1629370 was reported as accurate
  • February 10, 2016:
    Serial Number 1629370 was reported as accurate
  • February 3, 2016:
    Serial Number 1629370 was reported as accurate
  • January 22, 2016:
    Serial Number 1628624 was reported as accurate
  • January 9, 2016:
    Serial Number 1627505 was reported as accurate
  • August 2, 2015:
    Serial Number 1627971 was reported as accurate
  • December 2, 2014:
    Serial Number 1627489 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • November 6, 2014:
    Serial Number 1627489 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: This watch has roman numerals and therefore it is
    not a railroad grade pocket watch.
    Curator Response: Around the production year (est. 1885), roman numeral dials would have been accepted for railroad use.
  • August 13, 2014:
    Serial Number 1627489 was reported as accurate
  • August 13, 2014:
    Serial Number 1625690 was reported as accurate
  • February 12, 2014:
    Serial Number 1628956 was reported as accurate
  • November 15, 2013:
    Serial Number 1627427 was reported as accurate
  • November 3, 2013:
    Serial Number 1626462 was reported as accurate
  • August 1, 2013:
    Serial Number 1627850 was reported as accurate
  • April 21, 2013:
    Serial Number 1625860 was reported as accurate
  • April 2, 2013:
    Serial Number 1629641 was reported as accurate
  • February 3, 2013:
    Serial Number 1627295 was reported as accurate
  • December 16, 2012:
    Serial Number 1629003 was reported as accurate
  • December 11, 2012:
    Serial Number 1629835 was reported as accurate
  • August 1, 2012:
    Serial Number 1626870 was reported as accurate
  • May 13, 2012:
    Serial Number 1627532 was reported as accurate
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