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Pocket Watch Serial Number Lookup - Hamilton, South Bend, Illinois, Rockford, Waltham & Elgin Pocket Watches
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Grade: 70

B.W. Raymond

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 336338
Grade: 70
Variation: B.W. Raymond
Model: 2
Class: 1
Estimated Production Year: 1874
Run Quantity: 2,000
Grade/Model Run: 4 of 53
Total Production: 74,500
Size: 18s
Jewels: 15j
Movement Configuration: Hunting
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Setting: Lever
Wind Mechanism:Transitional
Plate: Full Plate
Barrel: Going
Train: Quick
Regulator: Moseley
Adjusted: Yes
Railroad Grade: Yes
U.S. Patents: 77078
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Verifications & Observations

335001
Verification Serial Map
337000
  • September 19, 2019:
    Serial Number 335827 was reported as accurate
  • September 19, 2019:
    Serial Number 335827 was reported as accurate
  • September 12, 2019:
    Serial Number 335827 was reported as accurate
  • July 31, 2019:
    Serial Number 336164 was reported as accurate
  • June 22, 2019:
    Serial Number 336106 was reported as accurate
  • June 22, 2019:
    Serial Number 336505 was reported as accurate
  • March 3, 2019:
    Serial Number 336106 was reported as accurate
  • December 26, 2018:
    Serial Number 335390 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Key or pendant wind, lever set. Factory
    transitional.
  • May 6, 2018:
    Serial Number 336338 was reported as accurate
  • September 16, 2017:
    Serial Number 336445 was reported as accurate
  • July 5, 2017:
    Serial Number 336916 was reported as accurate
  • June 27, 2017:
    Serial Number 336278 was reported as accurate
  • March 10, 2016:
    Serial Number 335781 was reported as accurate
  • December 19, 2015:
    Serial Number 335037 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: This serial number is one of 17j. See below
    ial Number SN Range Quanty Name Year grade size
    code jewels Adj/reg/etc.
    -------------- -------- ------ ---- ---- -----
    ---- ------ ------ ------------
    335037 335001 2000 BWR 1875 70*
    18s hfg2l 15-17j Adj
    1137 of 17 jewels; 2137 of Elgin patent
    regulator
    Curator Response: After reviewing this watch listing on eBay, I can confirm it is indeed a 15j, not 17j, as suggested.
  • June 27, 2014:
    Serial Number 335048 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • June 27, 2014:
    Serial Number 335048 was reported as accurate
  • June 27, 2014:
    Serial Number 335048 was reported as accurate
  • December 15, 2013:
    Serial Number 336088 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: MINE IS A TRANSITION MODEL. KW/KS.
  • February 25, 2013:
    Serial Number 336624 was reported as accurate
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