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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. "558" 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: 558
Grade: 69
Variation: B.W. Raymond
Model: 1
Class: 1
Estimated Production Year: 1867
Run Quantity: 900
Grade/Model Run: 1 of 24
Total Production: 29,154
Size: 18s
Jewels: 15j
Jewel Setting: Screw-Set
Movement Configuration: Either
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Signing Style: Formal Script
Movement Inlay Color: None
Movement Setting: Key
Plate: Full Plate
Barrel: Going
Train: Quick
Regulator: Plain
Hairspring: Flat
Adjusted: Yes
Railroad Grade: Yes
U.S. Patents: 77078
Movement Markings: B.W. Raymond
Elgin, Ill.
Burt's Patent
Data Research: 1896 Elgin Serial List
1904 Elgin Serial List
1915 Elgin Serial List
1927/1950 Elgin Serial List
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  • June 16, 2020:
    Serial Number 867 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • May 16, 2020:
    Serial Number 207 was reported as accurate
  • April 16, 2020:
    Serial Number 752 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • September 29, 2019:
    Serial Number 132 was reported as accurate
  • August 30, 2019:
    Serial Number 349 was reported as accurate
  • August 2, 2019:
    Serial Number 868 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • July 26, 2019:
    Serial Number 670 was reported as accurate
  • July 1, 2019:
    Serial Number 164 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • March 19, 2019:
    Serial Number 102 was reported as accurate
  • July 29, 2018:
    Serial Number 410 was reported as accurate
  • July 26, 2018:
    Serial Number 984 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • June 18, 2018:
    Serial Number 504 was reported as accurate
  • May 3, 2018:
    Serial Number 160 was reported as accurate
  • April 7, 2018:
    Serial Number 804 was reported as accurate
  • January 14, 2018:
    Serial Number 995 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • December 1, 2017:
    Serial Number 341 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • November 17, 2017:
    Serial Number 804 was reported as accurate
  • October 22, 2017:
    Serial Number 804 was reported as accurate
  • August 8, 2017:
    Serial Number 632 was reported as accurate
  • August 2, 2017:
    Serial Number 868 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • July 14, 2017:
    Serial Number 558 was reported as accurate
  • May 9, 2017:
    Serial Number 212 was reported as accurate
  • April 19, 2017:
    Serial Number 975 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • March 11, 2017:
    Serial Number 169 was reported as accurate
  • February 26, 2017:
    Serial Number 419 was reported as accurate
  • January 29, 2017:
    Serial Number 327 was reported as accurate
  • January 19, 2017:
    Serial Number 906 was reported as accurate
  • December 6, 2016:
    Serial Number 456 was reported as accurate
  • August 16, 2016:
    Serial Number 259 was reported as accurate
  • August 16, 2016:
    Serial Number 259 was reported as accurate
  • August 7, 2016:
    Serial Number 527 was reported as accurate
  • August 7, 2016:
    Serial Number 527 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • July 30, 2016:
    Serial Number 626 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • July 29, 2016:
    Serial Number 405 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • July 20, 2016:
    Serial Number 903 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • June 28, 2016:
    Serial Number 976 was reported as accurate
  • June 9, 2016:
    Serial Number 633 was reported as accurate
  • April 4, 2016:
    Serial Number 976 was reported as accurate
  • February 28, 2016:
    Serial Number 168 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • January 29, 2016:
    Serial Number 887 was reported as accurate
  • January 2, 2016:
    Serial Number 167 was reported as accurate
  • November 17, 2015:
    Serial Number 118 was reported as accurate
  • November 7, 2015:
    Serial Number 899 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • September 13, 2015:
    Serial Number 629 was reported as accurate
  • September 7, 2015:
    Serial Number 232 was reported as accurate
  • August 16, 2015:
    Serial Number 575 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • April 12, 2015:
    Serial Number 266 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • March 5, 2015:
    Serial Number 867 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 17 jewels swiss unadjusted not a BW Raymond
  • February 3, 2015:
    Serial Number 276 was reported as accurate
  • January 27, 2015:
    Serial Number 303 was reported as accurate
  • January 21, 2015:
    Serial Number 796 was reported as accurate
  • November 14, 2014:
    Serial Number 424 was reported as accurate
  • October 26, 2014:
    Serial Number 00996 was reported as accurate
  • June 22, 2014:
    Serial Number 391 was reported as accurate
  • June 21, 2014:
    Serial Number 419 was reported as accurate
  • May 26, 2014:
    Serial Number 348 was reported as accurate
  • March 22, 2014:
    Serial Number 328 was reported as accurate
  • March 22, 2014:
    Serial Number 328 was reported as accurate
  • March 1, 2014:
    Serial Number 645 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • January 29, 2014:
    Serial Number 715 was reported as accurate
  • November 11, 2013:
    Serial Number 377 was reported as accurate
  • September 1, 2013:
    Serial Number 758 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Some grade 69 B.W. Raymonds say "Adjusted" on the
    movement, some don't. This one (#758) doesn't.
  • August 13, 2013:
    Serial Number 445 was reported as accurate
  • July 27, 2013:
    Serial Number 419 was reported as accurate
  • July 6, 2013:
    Serial Number 351 was reported as accurate
  • March 26, 2013:
    Serial Number 349 was reported as accurate
  • March 23, 2013:
    Serial Number 248 was reported as accurate
  • March 18, 2013:
    Serial Number 300 was reported as accurate
  • June 12, 2012:
    Serial Number 796 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted changed from No to Yes
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