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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:

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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: 4651985
Grade: 70
Variation: B.W. Raymond
Model: 2
Class: 1
Estimated Production Year: 1893
Run Quantity: 1,000
Grade/Model Run: 44 of 53
Total Production: 74,500
Size: 18s
Jewels: 15j
Movement Configuration: Hunting
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: Full Plate
Barrel: Going
Train: Quick
Regulator: Moseley
Adjusted: Yes
Railroad Grade: Yes
U.S. Patents: 77078
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Verifications & Observations

4651001
Verification Serial Map
4652000
  • November 1, 2019:
    Serial Number 4651457 was reported as accurate
  • October 11, 2019:
    Serial Number 4651985 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • August 1, 2019:
    Serial Number 4651740 was reported as accurate
  • April 12, 2019:
    Serial Number 4651740 was reported as accurate
  • February 1, 2019:
    Serial Number 4651985 was reported as accurate
  • December 20, 2018:
    Serial Number 4651607 was reported as accurate
  • December 20, 2018:
    Serial Number 4651607 was reported as accurate
  • August 2, 2017:
    Serial Number 4651633 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 17j to 15j
  • February 28, 2017:
    Serial Number 4651607 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 17j to 15j
  • February 24, 2017:
    Serial Number 4651607 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 17j to 15j
  • February 10, 2017:
    Serial Number 4651607 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 17j to 15j
  • February 10, 2017:
    Serial Number 4651607 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 17j to 15j
  • July 17, 2016:
    Serial Number 4651442 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 17j to 15j
  • June 8, 2016:
    Serial Number 4651940 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 17j to 15j
  • April 23, 2016:
    Serial Number 4651740 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 17j to 15j
  • March 6, 2016:
    Serial Number 4651826 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 17j to 15j
  • January 21, 2016:
    Serial Number 4651029 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 17j to 15j
  • January 18, 2016:
    Serial Number 4651029 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 17j to 15j
  • January 18, 2016:
    Serial Number 4651029 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 17j to 15j
  • December 30, 2015:
    Serial Number 4651191 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 17j to 15j
  • March 8, 2014:
    Serial Number 4651165 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 17j to 15j
  • June 10, 2013:
    Serial Number 4651082 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 17 Jewels
  • April 10, 2013:
    Serial Number 4651863 was reported as accurate
  • August 1, 2012:
    Serial Number 4651999 was reported as accurate
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