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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 "guts" of the watch).
  2. Never use the serial number from the case or any other part.
  3. If the serial number includes a letter, enter it along with the number when using the lookup feature.
  4. 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.
  5. Always select the correct manufacturer, which is usually stamped on the watch movement.
  6. If the manufacturer is not listed on the site, you may have a "private label" watch or it may not be American-made.
  7. 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: 69

B.W. Raymond

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 19575
Grade: 69
Variation: B.W. Raymond
Model: 1
Class: 1
Estimated Production Year: 1868
Run Quantity: 1,000
Total Production: 29,154
Size: 18s
Jewels: 15j
Movement Configuration: Either
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Setting: Key
Plate: Full Plate
Barrel: Going
Train: Quick
Adjusted: Yes
Railroad Grade: Yes
U.S. Patents: 77078
Data Research: 1896 Elgin Serial List
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Verifications & Observations

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  • August 13, 2018:
    Serial Number 19011 was reported as accurate
  • July 26, 2018:
    Serial Number 19478 was reported as accurate
  • July 17, 2018:
    Serial Number 19478 was reported as accurate
  • July 13, 2018:
    Serial Number 19478 was reported as accurate
  • February 22, 2018:
    Serial Number 19267 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • February 1, 2018:
    Serial Number 19755 was reported as accurate
  • October 23, 2017:
    Serial Number 19755 was reported as accurate
  • February 13, 2017:
    Serial Number 19306 was reported as accurate
  • January 19, 2016:
    Serial Number 19204 was reported as accurate
  • January 3, 2016:
    Serial Number 19027 was reported as accurate
  • May 4, 2014:
    Serial Number 19478 was reported as accurate
  • March 12, 2014:
    Serial Number 19461 was reported as accurate
  • September 4, 2013:
    Serial Number 19460 was reported as accurate
  • September 4, 2013:
    Serial Number 19460 was reported as accurate
  • September 4, 2013:
    Serial Number 19460 was reported as accurate
  • September 4, 2013:
    Serial Number 19460 was reported as accurate
  • September 4, 2013:
    Serial Number 19460 was reported as accurate
  • May 25, 2013:
    Serial Number 19465 was reported as accurate
  • May 4, 2013:
    Serial Number 19645 was reported as accurate
  • April 25, 2013:
    Serial Number 19465 was reported as accurate
  • April 2, 2013:
    Serial Number 19390 was reported as accurate
  • March 12, 2013:
    Serial Number 19655 was reported as accurate
  • March 12, 2013:
    Serial Number 19655 was reported as accurate
  • March 12, 2013:
    Serial Number 19655 was reported as accurate
  • September 28, 2012:
    Serial Number 19360 was reported as accurate
  • May 20, 2012:
    Serial Number 19842 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted changed from No to Yes
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