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Pocket Watch Serial Number Lookup - Hamilton, South Bend, Illinois, Rockford, Waltham & Elgin Pocket Watches
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Grade: 455

B.W. Raymond

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 21607404
Grade: 455
Variation: B.W. Raymond
Model: 15
Estimated Production Year: 1919
Run Quantity: 1,000
Grade/Model Run: 15 of 52
Total Production: 64,000
Size: 16s
Jewels: 19j
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Barrel: Going
Train: Quick
Regulator: Traveling Nut (spring)
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted # of Positions: 5
Railroad Grade: Yes
Wind Indicator: No
U.S. Patents: 77078, 596407
Data Research: 1927/1950 Elgin Serial List
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Verifications & Observations

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  • June 5, 2020:
    Serial Number 21607270 was reported as accurate
  • March 3, 2020:
    Serial Number 21607962 was reported as accurate
  • September 13, 2016:
    Serial Number 21607375 was reported as accurate
  • May 5, 2013:
    Serial Number 21607711 was reported as accurate
  • October 3, 2012:
    Serial Number 21607554 was reported as accurate
  • September 21, 2012:
    Serial Number 21607210 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: No wind indicator.
  • August 30, 2012:
    Serial Number 21607554 was reported as accurate
  • August 29, 2012:
    Serial Number 21607554 was reported as accurate
  • May 21, 2012:
    Serial Number 21607585 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: No winding indicator on the abv serial
  • April 11, 2012:
    Serial Number 21607547 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: this movement is not a winding indicator movement