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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: 38410675
Grade: 478
Variation: B.W. Raymond
Model: 15
Estimated Production Year: 1940
Run Quantity: 3,000
Total Production: 185,400
Size: 16s
Jewels: 21j
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Signing Style: Casual Script
Movement Inlay Color: Gilt
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
Movement Markings: B.W. Raymond
Elgin Nat'l Watch Co.
U.S.A.
21 Jewels
Adjusted 5 Positions
Temperature
Data Research: c.1950 Elgin Serial List
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Verifications & Observations

38408001
Verification Serial Map
38411000
  • June 5, 2018:
    Serial Number 38408640 was reported as accurate
  • May 21, 2017:
    Serial Number 38410001 was reported as accurate
  • September 10, 2016:
    Serial Number 38409044 was reported as accurate
  • February 5, 2016:
    Serial Number 38409572 was reported as accurate
  • August 29, 2015:
    Serial Number 38409647 was reported as accurate
  • March 12, 2015:
    Serial Number 38409718 was reported as accurate
  • December 29, 2014:
    Serial Number 38409030 was reported as accurate
  • July 11, 2014:
    Serial Number 38408005 was reported as accurate
  • May 2, 2014:
    Serial Number 38410672 was reported as accurate
  • March 8, 2014:
    Serial Number 38409598 was reported as accurate
  • March 8, 2014:
    Serial Number 38409598 was reported as accurate
  • December 31, 2013:
    Serial Number 38410711 was reported as accurate
  • May 10, 2013:
    Serial Number 38410562 was reported as accurate
  • March 31, 2013:
    Serial Number 38409285 was reported as accurate
  • December 5, 2012:
    Serial Number 38409087 was reported as accurate
  • September 7, 2012:
    Serial Number 38409682 was reported as accurate
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