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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:

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  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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We noticed that you entered a relatively short serial number. "4412" could possibly indicate the grade of the watch and not the serial number of your movement. Serial numbers are usually more than a few digits.

Grade: 69

B.W. Raymond

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 4412
Grade: 69
Variation: B.W. Raymond
Model: 1
Class: 1
Estimated Production Year: 1867
Run Quantity: 1,000
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
Data Research: c.1950 Elgin Serial List
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Verifications & Observations

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  • November 18, 2018:
    Serial Number 4891 was reported as accurate
  • April 28, 2018:
    Serial Number 4232 was reported as accurate
  • April 21, 2018:
    Serial Number 4750 was reported as accurate
  • March 25, 2018:
    Serial Number 4584 was reported as accurate
  • January 15, 2018:
    Serial Number 4700 was reported as accurate
  • January 14, 2018:
    Serial Number 4723 was reported as accurate
  • January 14, 2018:
    Serial Number 4723 was reported as accurate
  • September 22, 2017:
    Serial Number 4199 was reported as accurate
  • June 16, 2017:
    Serial Number 4210 was reported as accurate
  • May 23, 2017:
    Serial Number 4299 was reported as accurate
  • April 24, 2017:
    Serial Number 4021 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • January 27, 2017:
    Serial Number 4165 was reported as accurate
  • January 26, 2017:
    Serial Number 4165 was reported as accurate
  • January 20, 2017:
    Serial Number 4586 was reported as accurate
  • January 20, 2017:
    Serial Number 4586 was reported as accurate
  • October 31, 2016:
    Serial Number 4300 was reported as accurate
  • February 9, 2016:
    Serial Number 4033 was reported as accurate
  • February 8, 2016:
    Serial Number 4403 was reported as accurate
  • February 7, 2016:
    Serial Number 4258 was reported as accurate
  • October 30, 2015:
    Serial Number 4069 was reported as accurate
  • October 8, 2015:
    Serial Number 4245 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • September 17, 2015:
    Serial Number 4200 was reported as accurate
  • December 25, 2013:
    Serial Number 4077 was reported as accurate
  • July 20, 2013:
    Serial Number 4364 was reported as accurate
  • July 2, 2013:
    Serial Number 4636 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • April 10, 2013:
    Serial Number 4026 was reported as accurate
  • March 27, 2013:
    Serial Number 4020 was reported as accurate
  • March 5, 2013:
    Serial Number 4455 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • March 5, 2013:
    Serial Number 4455 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • February 8, 2013:
    Serial Number 4412 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Train plate not marked Adjusted on this serial
    number movement
  • February 4, 2013:
    Serial Number 4201 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • December 3, 2012:
    Serial Number 4017 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted changed from No to Yes
  • October 2, 2012:
    Serial Number 4804 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted changed from No to Yes
  • June 12, 2012:
    Serial Number 4741 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted changed from No to Yes
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