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  2. Never use the serial number from the case or any other part.
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Pocket Watch Serial Number Lookup - Hamilton, South Bend, Illinois, Rockford, Waltham & Elgin Pocket Watches
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Grade: 69

B.W. Raymond

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 30854
Grade: 69
Variation: B.W. Raymond
Model: 1
Class: 1
Estimated Production Year: 1869
Run Quantity: 600
Grade/Model Run: 9 of 24
Total Production: 29,154
Size: 18s
Jewels: 15j
Movement Configuration: Either
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Setting: Key
Plate: Full Plate
Barrel: Going
Train: Quick
Adjusted: Yes
Railroad Grade: Yes
U.S. Patents: 77078
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Verifications & Observations

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  • October 21, 2017:
    Serial Number 30774 was reported as accurate
  • February 25, 2016:
    Serial Number 30769 was reported as accurate
  • March 21, 2013:
    Serial Number 30995 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • September 17, 2012:
    Serial Number 30534 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted changed from No to Yes
  • June 4, 2012:
    Serial Number 30824 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted changed from No to Yes