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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: 24880195
Grade: 455
Model: 15
Estimated Production Year: 1922
Run Quantity: 2,000
Grade/Model Run: 51 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

24879001
Verification Serial Map
24881000
  • June 23, 2020:
    Serial Number 24879799 was reported as accurate
  • April 2, 2020:
    Serial Number 24880184 was reported as accurate
  • February 11, 2020:
    Serial Number 24879603 was reported as accurate
  • February 22, 2018:
    Serial Number 24879910 was reported as accurate
  • November 17, 2017:
    Serial Number 24880251 was reported as accurate
  • July 24, 2017:
    Serial Number 24879217 was reported as accurate
  • February 10, 2017:
    Serial Number 24880000 was reported as accurate
  • June 1, 2016:
    Serial Number 24880072 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: winding indicator present :yes
  • June 26, 2014:
    Serial Number 24879340 was reported as accurate
  • May 29, 2013:
    Serial Number 24879767 was reported as accurate
  • May 10, 2013:
    Serial Number 24879192 was reported as accurate
  • May 5, 2013:
    Serial Number 24879016 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: S/N24879016 has no jeweled barrel wheel or the 3
    screws like the black and white drawing showing
    this movement. However S/N24879016 does have the
    barrel wheel main plate engraved 19j. And the
    engravings are inlayed with gold. Also the
    winding wheels do have fancy demaskeening like the
    19j version with gold inlayed engraving. If
    someone can say the barrel wheel can be jeweled
    and the 3 screws are hidden under the barrel, or
    the 19j are applied in a cap jewel version. Other
    wise
    S/N24879016 is different that the movement
    diagramed in the line drawing.
  • May 5, 2013:
    Serial Number 24879016 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • May 5, 2013:
    Serial Number 24879016 was reported as accurate
  • October 18, 2012:
    Serial Number 24879211 was reported as accurate
  • October 18, 2012:
    Serial Number 24879211 was reported as accurate
  • October 7, 2012:
    Serial Number 24879987 was reported as accurate
  • July 30, 2012:
    Serial Number 24880259 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Does not have a winding indicator. All the rest
    of the informatioin is correct.
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