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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: 385

B.W. Raymond

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 16481750
Grade: 385
Model: 8
Class: 134
Estimated Production Year: 1912
Run Quantity: 1,000
Grade/Model Run: 2 of 2
Total Production: 2,000
Size: 18s
Jewels: 17j
Jewel Material: Ruby & Sapphire
Jewel Setting: Gold Settings (Screw-Set)
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Inlay Color: Gilt
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Double Roller: Yes
Barrel: Motor
Train: Quick
Regulator: Traveling Nut (spring)
Hairspring: Breguet
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: No
U.S. Patents: 596407
Data Research: 1915 Elgin Serial List
1927/1950 Elgin Serial List
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Verifications & Observations

16481001
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16482000
  • May 12, 2020:
    Serial Number 16481750 was reported as accurate
  • February 21, 2019:
    Serial Number 16481142 was reported as accurate
  • September 21, 2018:
    Serial Number 16481180 was reported as accurate
  • March 29, 2017:
    Serial Number 16481199 was reported as accurate
  • February 18, 2016:
    Serial Number 16481052 was reported as accurate
  • March 28, 2015:
    Serial Number 16481183 was reported as accurate
  • February 19, 2014:
    Serial Number 16481983 was reported as accurate
  • September 4, 2012:
    Serial Number 16481603 was reported as accurate
  • July 17, 2012:
    Serial Number 16481343 was reported as accurate
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