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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.
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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: 24057621
Grade: 455
Model: 15
Estimated Production Year: 1921
Run Quantity: 2,000
Grade/Model Run: 41 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: Unknown
U.S. Patents: 77078, 596407
Data Research: 1927/1950 Elgin Serial List
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Verifications & Observations

24056001
Verification Serial Map
24058000
  • January 28, 2020:
    Serial Number 24057101 was reported as accurate
  • May 15, 2018:
    Serial Number 24057897 was reported as accurate
  • November 20, 2016:
    Serial Number 24057621 was reported as accurate
  • November 10, 2016:
    Serial Number 24056349 was reported as accurate
  • November 27, 2015:
    Serial Number 24056230 was reported as accurate
  • May 14, 2015:
    Serial Number 24057205 was reported as accurate
  • May 14, 2015:
    Serial Number 24057205 was reported as accurate
  • December 1, 2014:
    Serial Number 24056727 was reported as accurate
  • February 12, 2014:
    Serial Number 24056736 was reported as accurate
  • February 10, 2014:
    Serial Number 24057623 was reported as accurate
  • October 15, 2013:
    Serial Number 24056170 was reported as accurate
  • August 14, 2013:
    Serial Number 24056657 was reported as accurate
  • July 7, 2013:
    Serial Number 24057311 was reported as accurate
  • April 2, 2013:
    Serial Number 24056257 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: not wind indicator
  • March 28, 2013:
    Serial Number 24056584 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: No winding indicator.
  • February 24, 2013:
    Serial Number 24056347 was reported as accurate
  • May 25, 2012:
    Serial Number 24056744 was reported as accurate
  • May 20, 2012:
    Serial Number 24057825 was reported as accurate
  • May 6, 2012:
    Serial Number 24056257 was reported as accurate
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