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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 "guts" of the watch).
  2. Never use the serial number from the case or any other part.
  3. If the serial number includes a letter, enter it along with the number when using the lookup feature.
  4. 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.
  5. Always select the correct manufacturer, which is usually stamped on the watch movement.
  6. If the manufacturer is not listed on the site, you may have a "private label" watch or it may not be American-made.
  7. 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: 478

B.W. Raymond

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 31415033
Grade: 478
Model: 15
Estimated Production Year: 1928
Run Quantity: 2,000
Total Production: 185,400
Size: 16s
Jewels: 21j
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Barrel: Going
Train: Quick
Regulator: Ball
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted # of Positions: 5
Railroad Grade: Yes
Wind Indicator Available: Yes
Wind Indicator Present: Unknown
U.S. Patents: 77078, 596407
Data Research: c.1950 Elgin Serial List
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Verifications & Observations

31414001
Verification Serial Map
31416000
  • December 29, 2016:
    Serial Number 31415564 was reported as accurate
  • October 16, 2015:
    Serial Number 31415987 was reported as accurate
  • March 27, 2015:
    Serial Number 31414341 was reported as accurate
  • March 3, 2015:
    Serial Number 31414317 was reported as accurate
  • November 8, 2014:
    Serial Number 31415121 was reported as accurate
  • May 9, 2014:
    Serial Number 31414239 was reported as accurate
  • May 8, 2014:
    Serial Number 31414239 was reported as accurate
  • May 8, 2014:
    Serial Number 31414239 was reported as accurate
  • February 4, 2014:
    Serial Number 31414016 was reported as accurate
  • November 2, 2013:
    Serial Number 31414240 was reported as accurate
  • June 14, 2013:
    Serial Number 31415585 was reported as accurate
  • June 11, 2013:
    Serial Number 31415564 was reported as accurate
  • January 20, 2013:
    Serial Number 31414523 was reported as accurate
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