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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:

  1. Always input the serial number from the pocket watch movement (the "mechanism" of the watch).
  2. Never use the serial number from the case or any other part.
  3. Always select the correct manufacturer, which is usually stamped on the watch movement or dial.
  4. If the manufacturer is not listed on the site, you may have a "private label" watch or it may not be American-made.
  5. If the serial number includes a letter, enter it along with the number when using the lookup feature.
  6. Many pocket watch case backs screw off. Others may require a dull wide blade to pry or pop the cover. Be careful not to scratch or damage the movement.
  7. Consider uploading images of your watch by creating a collection account on the website. This is compeltely free and assists in promoting research in American horology.
  8. 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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Elgin Grade 324 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 324 Pocket Watch Image
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Serial No.:#15189608
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:324
Size:0s
Model:3
Jewels:7j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
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Elgin Grade 136 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 136 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 136 Pocket Watch Image
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Serial No.:#6098859
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:136
Size:16s
Model:3
Jewels:15j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
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Waltham Grade Ruby Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade Ruby Pocket Watch Image
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Serial No.:#19028241
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:Ruby
Size:6/0s
Model:1912
Jewels:17j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
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Hamilton Grade Model 23 Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade Model 23 Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade Model 23 Pocket Watch Image
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Serial No.:#P20500
Manufacturer:Hamilton
Grade:Model 23
Size:16s
Model:5
Jewels:19j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
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Hamilton Grade 976 Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 976 Pocket Watch Image
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Serial No.:#52338
Manufacturer:Hamilton
Grade:976
Size:16s
Model:1
Jewels:16j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
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Elgin Grade 82 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 82 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 82 Pocket Watch Image
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Serial No.:#3268785
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:82
Size:18s
Model:3
Jewels:15j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Gilt
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Hamilton Grade 962 Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 962 Pocket Watch Image
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Serial No.:#50245
Manufacturer:Hamilton
Grade:962
Size:16s
Model:3
Jewels:17j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
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Hampden Grade No. 109 D (in split flag) Pocket Watch Image Hampden Grade No. 109 D (in split flag) Pocket Watch Image Hampden Grade No. 109 D (in split flag) Pocket Watch Image
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Serial No.:#1768482
Manufacturer:Hampden
Grade:No. 109 D (in Split Flag)
Size:16s
Model:3
Jewels:15j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
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Elgin Grade 315 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 315 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 315 Pocket Watch Image
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Serial No.:#26960616
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:315
Size:12s
Model:3
Jewels:15j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Added By:madphysicist Profile Image madphysicist
Elgin Grade 345 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 345 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 345 Pocket Watch Image
0 Admirations
Serial No.:#26488785
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:345
Size:12s
Model:3
Jewels:17j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Added By:madphysicist Profile Image madphysicist
Elgin Grade 315 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 315 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 315 Pocket Watch Image
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Serial No.:#25237982
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:315
Size:12s
Model:3
Jewels:15j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Added By:madphysicist Profile Image madphysicist
Elgin Grade 303 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 303 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 303 Pocket Watch Image
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Serial No.:#23165430
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:303
Size:12s
Model:3
Jewels:7j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Added By:madphysicist Profile Image madphysicist
Elgin Grade 158 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 158 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 158 Pocket Watch Image
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Serial No.:#7415332
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:158
Size:16s
Model:7
Jewels:15j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Added By:madphysicist Profile Image madphysicist
Hampden Grade Menlo Park Pocket Watch Image Hampden Grade Menlo Park Pocket Watch Image
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Serial No.:#1287546
Manufacturer:Hampden
Grade:Menlo Park
Size:18s
Model:3
Jewels:17j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
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Illinois Grade 410 Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade 410 Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade 410 Pocket Watch Image
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Serial No.:#4477253
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:410
Size:12s
Model:5
Jewels:23j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
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Rockford Grade Unknown Pocket Watch Image Rockford Grade Unknown Pocket Watch Image Rockford Grade Unknown Pocket Watch Image
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Serial No.:#43421
Manufacturer:Rockford
Grade:Unknown
Size:18s
Model:2
Jewels:9j
Setting:Transition
Finish:Gilt
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Hamilton Grade 930 Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 930 Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 930 Pocket Watch Image
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Serial No.:#5832
Manufacturer:Hamilton
Grade:930
Size:18s
Model:1
Jewels:16j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
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Hamilton Grade 978 Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 978 Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 978 Pocket Watch Image
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Serial No.:#1388280
Manufacturer:Hamilton
Grade:978
Size:16s
Model:2
Jewels:17j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
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Waltham Grade Seaside Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade Seaside Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade Seaside Pocket Watch Image
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Serial No.:#13918539
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:Seaside
Size:0s
Model:1891
Jewels:7j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
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Elgin Grade 571 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 571 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 571 Pocket Watch Image
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Serial No.:#J372244
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:571
Size:16s
Model:20
Jewels:21j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:Mobilaero Profile Image Mobilaero