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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 "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: 455

B.W. Raymond

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 22792077
Grade: 455
Model: 15
Estimated Production Year: 1920
Run Quantity: 2,000
Grade/Model Run: 27 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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Verification Serial Map
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  • November 12, 2019:
    Serial Number 22793136 was reported as accurate
  • September 25, 2019:
    Serial Number 22792630 was reported as accurate
  • June 30, 2019:
    Serial Number 22792630 was reported as accurate
  • June 30, 2019:
    Serial Number 22792630 was reported as accurate
  • June 30, 2019:
    Serial Number 22792630 was reported as accurate
  • June 30, 2019:
    Serial Number 22792630 was reported as accurate
  • May 11, 2019:
    Serial Number 22793351 was reported as accurate
  • November 8, 2018:
    Serial Number 22792604 was reported as accurate
  • December 4, 2017:
    Serial Number 22793522 was reported as accurate
  • December 5, 2016:
    Serial Number 22793455 was reported as accurate
  • November 2, 2016:
    Serial Number 22793481 was reported as accurate
  • June 27, 2016:
    Serial Number 22793902 was reported as accurate
  • November 10, 2015:
    Serial Number 22792776 was reported as accurate
  • November 2, 2015:
    Serial Number 22792776 was reported as accurate
  • October 29, 2015:
    Serial Number 22792776 was reported as accurate
  • August 27, 2015:
    Serial Number 22793976 was reported as accurate
  • March 26, 2015:
    Serial Number 22793931 was reported as accurate
  • March 21, 2015:
    Serial Number 22793931 was reported as accurate
  • August 28, 2014:
    Serial Number 22793385 was reported as accurate
  • July 8, 2014:
    Serial Number 22793417 was reported as accurate
  • September 30, 2013:
    Serial Number 22792170 was reported as accurate
  • August 18, 2013:
    Serial Number 22792077 was reported as accurate
  • January 26, 2013:
    Serial Number 22792077 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Not checked for wind indicator
  • September 5, 2012:
    Serial Number 22793647 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: No winding indicator
  • July 25, 2012:
    Serial Number 22793202 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: My watch has no winding indicator, the dial looks
    original to the watch.
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