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Pocket Watch Serial Number Lookup - Hamilton, South Bend, Illinois, Rockford, Waltham & Elgin Pocket Watches
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Grade: 571

B.W. Raymond

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: I279838
Grade: 571
Model: 20
Estimated Production Year: 1954
Run Quantity: 9,000
Total Production: 563,000
Size: 16s
Jewels: 21j
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Barrel: Going
Train: Quick
Regulator: Ball
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted to Position: Yes
Adjusted # of Positions: 6
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Adjusted to Isochronism: Yes
Total Adjustments: 9
Railroad Grade: Yes
U.S. Patents: 77078
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Verifications & Observations

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Verification Serial Map
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  • January 17, 2019:
    Serial Number I279279 was reported as accurate
  • January 4, 2019:
    Serial Number I275490 was reported as accurate
  • January 4, 2019:
    Serial Number I275490 was reported as accurate
  • January 1, 2019:
    Serial Number I275490 was reported as accurate
  • December 31, 2018:
    Serial Number I275490 was reported as accurate
  • October 5, 2018:
    Serial Number I279285 was reported as accurate
  • June 17, 2018:
    Serial Number I275098 was reported as accurate
  • April 1, 2018:
    Serial Number I274166 was reported as accurate
  • February 10, 2018:
    Serial Number I275828 was reported as accurate
  • January 27, 2018:
    Serial Number I280569 was reported as accurate
  • January 17, 2018:
    Serial Number I280275 was reported as accurate
  • December 25, 2017:
    Serial Number I280547 was reported as accurate
  • December 5, 2017:
    Serial Number I273029 was reported as accurate
  • June 18, 2017:
    Serial Number I279871 was reported as accurate
  • January 6, 2017:
    Serial Number I280790 was reported as accurate
  • January 2, 2017:
    Serial Number I273583 was reported as accurate
  • December 20, 2016:
    Serial Number I280790 was reported as accurate
  • August 9, 2016:
    Serial Number I272894 was reported as accurate
  • August 9, 2016:
    Serial Number I272894 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: This pocket watch has 9 adjustments. This is
    stamped on the movement.
  • June 17, 2016:
    Serial Number I273689 was reported as accurate
  • June 17, 2016:
    Serial Number I273689 was reported as accurate
  • June 15, 2016:
    Serial Number I273689 was reported as accurate
  • December 1, 2014:
    Serial Number I274091 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted # Positions changed from 8 to 6
  • December 1, 2014:
    Serial Number I275812 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted # Positions changed from 8 to 6
  • September 15, 2013:
    Serial Number I280772 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted # Positions changed from 8 to 6
  • September 3, 2013:
    Serial Number I273988 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted # Positions changed from 8 to 6
  • August 17, 2013:
    Serial Number I273356 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted # Positions changed from 8 to 6
  • August 13, 2013:
    Serial Number I274051 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted # Positions changed from 8 to 6
  • July 1, 2013:
    Serial Number I272220 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted # Positions changed from 8 to 6
  • May 19, 2013:
    Serial Number I275907 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Adjusted should be YES, Movement marked '9
    ADJUSTMENTS'
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted changed from No to Yes
    Adjusted # Positions changed from No to 6
  • April 27, 2013:
    Serial Number I279833 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted changed from No to Yes
    Adjusted # Positions changed from 5 to 6
  • April 19, 2013:
    Serial Number I279833 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted changed from No to Yes
    Adjusted # Positions changed from 5 to 6
  • March 22, 2013:
    Serial Number I274745 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted changed from No to Yes
    Adjusted # Positions changed from 5 to 6
  • December 10, 2012:
    Serial Number I272450 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • November 9, 2012:
    Serial Number I273394 was reported as accurate
  • August 29, 2012:
    Serial Number I275165 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted changed from No to Yes
    Adjusted # Positions changed from 5 to 6
  • August 15, 2012:
    Serial Number I274272 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted changed from No to Yes
    Adjusted # Positions changed from 5 to 6
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