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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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Ball - Waltham Grade Official Standard Pocket Watch Image Ball - Waltham Grade Official Standard Pocket Watch Image Ball - Waltham Grade Official Standard Pocket Watch Image
0 Admirations
Serial No.:#B228325
Manufacturer:Ball - Waltham
Grade:Official Standard
Size:16s
Model:1899
Jewels:19j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
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Elgin Grade 313 Pocket Watch Image
0 Admirations
Serial No.:#24838586
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:313
Size:16s
Model:7
Jewels:15j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
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Rockford Grade Unknown Pocket Watch Image Rockford Grade Unknown Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#178324
Manufacturer:Rockford
Grade:Unknown
Size:18s
Model:3
Jewels:11j
Setting:Key
Finish:Gilt
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Rockford Grade 69 Pocket Watch Image Rockford Grade 69 Pocket Watch Image Rockford Grade 69 Pocket Watch Image
2 Admirations
Serial No.:#434071
Manufacturer:Rockford
Grade:69
Size:18s
Model:8
Jewels:11j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
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Waltham Grade No. 825 Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade No. 825 Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade No. 825 Pocket Watch Image
0 Admirations
Serial No.:#20962611
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:No. 825
Size:18s
Model:1883
Jewels:17j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
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Hampden Grade Unknown Pocket Watch Image
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Serial No.:#49101
Manufacturer:Hampden
Grade:Unknown
Size:18s
Model:
Jewels:
Setting:
Finish:
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Elgin Grade 320 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 320 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 320 Pocket Watch Image
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Serial No.:#14809428
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:320
Size:0s
Model:2
Jewels:7j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
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New York Standard Watch Co. Grade  Pocket Watch Image New York Standard Watch Co. Grade  Pocket Watch Image New York Standard Watch Co. Grade  Pocket Watch Image
0 Admirations
Serial No.:#EE058659
Manufacturer:New York Standard Watch Co.
Grade:
Size:3/0s
Model:
Jewels:7j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
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New Haven Watch Co. Grade  Pocket Watch Image New Haven Watch Co. Grade  Pocket Watch Image New Haven Watch Co. Grade  Pocket Watch Image
0 Admirations
Serial No.:#2018986
Manufacturer:New Haven Watch Co.
Grade:
Size:20s
Model:
Jewels:17j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
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Illinois Grade 207 Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade 207 Pocket Watch Image
0 Admirations
Serial No.:#5349498
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:207
Size:12/0s
Model:1
Jewels:17j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Added By:bbarnezz Profile Image bbarnezz
Illinois Grade 2 Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade 2 Pocket Watch Image
3 Admirations
Serial No.:#180476
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:2
Size:18s
Model:1
Jewels:11j
Setting:Key
Finish:Gilt
Added By:Kevin H Profile Image Kevin H
Waltham Grade No. 165 Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade No. 165 Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade No. 165 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#15193502
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:No. 165
Size:0s
Model:1907
Jewels:15j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Added By:NeWave017 Profile Image NeWave017
Illinois Grade 176 Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade 176 Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade 176 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#2167047
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:176
Size:16s
Model:5
Jewels:17j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Two-Tone
Added By:NeWave017 Profile Image NeWave017
Elgin Grade 547 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 547 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 547 Pocket Watch Image
0 Admirations
Serial No.:#H330721
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:547
Size:21/0s
Model:3
Jewels:16j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:
Added By:dfurtado Profile Image dfurtado
Elgin Grade 126 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 126 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 126 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#4935844
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:126
Size:18s
Model:3
Jewels:17j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
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Waltham Grade J Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade J Pocket Watch Image
0 Admirations
Serial No.:#6054081
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:J
Size:6s
Model:1890
Jewels:7j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Gilt
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South Bend Grade 417 Pocket Watch Image South Bend Grade 417 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#648959
Manufacturer:South Bend
Grade:417
Size:12s
Model:1
Jewels:17j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Added By:Beachcomber86 Profile Image Beachcomber86
Elgin Grade 303 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 303 Pocket Watch Image
0 Admirations
Serial No.:#24744091
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:303
Size:12s
Model:3
Jewels:7j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Added By:hossners Profile Image hossners
Waltham Grade Seaside Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade Seaside Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade Seaside Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#8406173
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:Seaside
Size:6s
Model:1890
Jewels:7j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Gilt or Nickel
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Waltham Grade No. 20 Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade No. 20 Pocket Watch Image
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Serial No.:#5917889
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:No. 20
Size:16s
Model:1888
Jewels:7j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Gilt
Added By:texnet Profile Image texnet