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How to Find Info About Your Pocket Watch

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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: 22244992
Grade: 455
Model: 15
Estimated Production Year: 1920
Run Quantity: 2,000
Grade/Model Run: 21 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 Available: Yes
Wind Indicator Present: Mixed
U.S. Patents: 77078, 596407
Data Research: 1927/1950 Elgin Serial List
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Verifications & Observations

22243001
Verification Serial Map
22245000
  • June 27, 2020:
    Serial Number 22244320 was reported as accurate
  • February 16, 2020:
    Serial Number 22244112 was reported as accurate
  • September 3, 2019:
    Serial Number 22243868 was reported as accurate
  • January 21, 2019:
    Serial Number 22244323 was reported as accurate
  • April 11, 2018:
    Serial Number 22244079 was reported as accurate
  • December 6, 2017:
    Serial Number 22243548 was reported as accurate
  • June 18, 2017:
    Serial Number 22244620 was reported as accurate
  • June 18, 2017:
    Serial Number 22244620 was reported as accurate
  • April 21, 2017:
    Serial Number 22243352 was reported as accurate
  • January 13, 2017:
    Serial Number 22243461 was reported as accurate
  • May 2, 2016:
    Serial Number 22244748 was reported as accurate
  • May 1, 2016:
    Serial Number 22244748 was reported as accurate
  • December 20, 2015:
    Serial Number 22244150 was reported as accurate
  • July 12, 2015:
    Serial Number 22244169 was reported as accurate
  • April 28, 2015:
    Serial Number 22243510 was reported as accurate
  • February 5, 2015:
    Serial Number 22244232 was reported as accurate
  • January 30, 2015:
    Serial Number 22244232 was reported as accurate
  • December 1, 2014:
    Serial Number 22243352 was reported as accurate
  • November 15, 2014:
    Serial Number 22244043 was reported as accurate
  • July 1, 2014:
    Serial Number 22244176 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: WIND INDICATOR PRESENT: YES for this serial
    #22,244,176
  • April 21, 2014:
    Serial Number 22244186 was reported as accurate
  • April 10, 2014:
    Serial Number 22243722 was reported as accurate
  • April 5, 2014:
    Serial Number 22243722 was reported as accurate
  • September 12, 2013:
    Serial Number 22244246 was reported as accurate
  • August 18, 2013:
    Serial Number 22243972 was reported as accurate
  • January 26, 2013:
    Serial Number 22243972 was reported as accurate
  • October 5, 2012:
    Serial Number 22244099 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: no winding indicator on this watch , all other
    details correct
  • May 6, 2012:
    Serial Number 22244629 was reported as accurate
  • April 12, 2012:
    Serial Number 22243548 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
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