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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: 1785341
Grade: 70
Model: 2
Class: 1
Estimated Production Year: 1885
Run Quantity: 5,000
Grade/Model Run: 21 of 53
Total Production: 74,500
Size: 18s
Jewels: 15j
Movement Configuration: Hunting
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: Full Plate
Barrel: Going
Train: Quick
Regulator: Moseley
Adjusted: Yes
Railroad Grade: Yes
U.S. Patents: 77078
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Verifications & Observations

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  • April 27, 2019:
    Serial Number 1786814 was reported as accurate
  • February 22, 2019:
    Serial Number 1788818 was reported as accurate
  • February 17, 2019:
    Serial Number 1788616 was reported as accurate
  • April 7, 2018:
    Serial Number 1786236 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 17j to 15j
  • April 6, 2018:
    Serial Number 1786236 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 17j to 15j
  • October 14, 2017:
    Serial Number 1789808 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 17j to 15j
  • October 5, 2017:
    Serial Number 1787439 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 17j to 15j
  • February 4, 2017:
    Serial Number 1786238 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 17j to 15j
  • November 6, 2016:
    Serial Number 1785341 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 17j to 15j
  • July 3, 2016:
    Serial Number 1786898 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 17j to 15j
  • April 25, 2016:
    Serial Number 1787479 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 17j to 15j
  • March 20, 2016:
    Serial Number 1788453 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 17j to 15j
  • March 18, 2015:
    Serial Number 1786816 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 17j to 15j
  • January 15, 2015:
    Serial Number 1787407 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 17j to 15j
  • March 3, 2014:
    Serial Number 1786935 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 17j to 15j
  • January 18, 2014:
    Serial Number 1787148 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 17j to 15j
  • August 23, 2013:
    Serial Number 1785496 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 17 jewel
  • August 2, 2013:
    Serial Number 1788971 was reported as accurate
  • August 1, 2013:
    Serial Number 1788911 was reported as accurate
  • July 25, 2013:
    Serial Number 1786560 was reported as accurate
  • January 26, 2013:
    Serial Number 1785753 was reported as accurate
  • October 30, 2012:
    Serial Number 1789955 was reported as accurate
  • October 24, 2012:
    Serial Number 1786324 was reported as accurate
  • October 6, 2012:
    Serial Number 1786324 was reported as accurate
  • October 2, 2012:
    Serial Number 1786324 was reported as accurate
  • September 24, 2012:
    Serial Number 1787479 was reported as accurate
  • September 15, 2012:
    Serial Number 1786324 was reported as accurate
  • May 13, 2012:
    Serial Number 1785574 was reported as accurate
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