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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: 70

B.W. Raymond

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 2124209
Grade: 70
Variation: B.W. Raymond
Model: 2
Class: 1
Estimated Production Year: 1887
Run Quantity: 5,000
Grade/Model Run: 22 of 53
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, Ill.
Adjusted
Safety Pinion
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Verifications & Observations

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2125000
  • June 25, 2019:
    Serial Number 2121470 was reported as accurate
  • January 17, 2019:
    Serial Number 2120895 was reported as accurate
  • December 23, 2018:
    Serial Number 2124015 was reported as accurate
  • December 23, 2018:
    Serial Number 2124015 was reported as accurate
  • December 18, 2018:
    Serial Number 2120125 was reported as accurate
  • December 11, 2018:
    Serial Number 2124015 was reported as accurate
  • October 8, 2018:
    Serial Number 2120929 was reported as accurate
  • July 3, 2018:
    Serial Number 2121450 was reported as accurate
  • March 28, 2018:
    Serial Number 2123510 was reported as accurate
  • August 8, 2017:
    Serial Number 2121301 was reported as accurate
  • May 9, 2017:
    Serial Number 2123581 was reported as accurate
  • April 27, 2017:
    Serial Number 2123581 was reported as accurate
  • May 30, 2016:
    Serial Number 2120840 was reported as accurate
  • March 22, 2016:
    Serial Number 2121071 was reported as accurate
  • February 24, 2016:
    Serial Number 2123897 was reported as accurate
  • May 18, 2015:
    Serial Number 2120675 was reported as accurate
  • April 7, 2015:
    Serial Number 2122788 was reported as accurate
  • April 1, 2015:
    Serial Number 2122193 was reported as accurate
  • November 18, 2014:
    Serial Number 2122005 was reported as accurate
  • June 16, 2014:
    Serial Number 2120957 was reported as accurate
  • October 27, 2013:
    Serial Number 2122048 was reported as accurate
  • September 3, 2013:
    Serial Number 2122724 was reported as accurate
  • July 12, 2013:
    Serial Number 2121771 was reported as accurate
  • July 4, 2013:
    Serial Number 2121188 was reported as accurate
  • March 14, 2013:
    Serial Number 2122024 was reported as accurate
  • October 10, 2012:
    Serial Number 2122004 was reported as accurate
  • May 17, 2012:
    Serial Number 2122724 was reported as accurate
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