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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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Waltham Grade Hillside Pocket Watch Image
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Serial No.:#3161205
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:Hillside
Size:14s
Model:1884
Jewels:14j
Setting:
Finish:Gilt
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Elgin Grade 74 Pocket Watch Image
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Serial No.:#3389263
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:74
Size:Unknown
Model:5
Jewels:11j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Gilt
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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
Elgin Grade 239 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 239 Pocket Watch Image
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Serial No.:#10372987
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:239
Size:18s
Model:8
Jewels:21j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
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Waltham Grade Marquis Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade Marquis Pocket Watch Image
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Serial No.:#17772378
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:Marquis
Size:16s
Model:1908
Jewels:15j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:
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Waltham Grade Traveler Pocket Watch Image
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Serial No.:#21181110
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:Traveler
Size:16s
Model:1908
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.:#P803799
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:571
Size:16s
Model:20
Jewels:21j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:Rickhufnagel7 Profile Image Rickhufnagel7
Elgin Grade 144 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 144 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 144 Pocket Watch Image
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Serial No.:#6104993
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:144
Size:18s
Model:3
Jewels:17j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:TimeAntiquarian Profile Image TimeAntiquarian
Waltham Grade No. 235 Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade No. 235 Pocket Watch Image
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Serial No.:#23136778
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:No. 235
Size:12s
Model:1894
Jewels:17j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Added By:Beezqueen Profile Image Beezqueen
Elgin Grade 573 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 573 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 573 Pocket Watch Image
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Serial No.:#V560076
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:573
Size:16s
Model:20
Jewels:17j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:Mobilaero Profile Image Mobilaero
Waltham Grade No. 625 Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade No. 625 Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade No. 625 Pocket Watch Image
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Serial No.:#15832784
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:No. 625
Size:16s
Model:1899
Jewels:17j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
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Waltham Grade Vanguard Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade Vanguard Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#12000184
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:Vanguard
Size:18s
Model:1892
Jewels:19j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:Schlaefer Profile Image Schlaefer
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
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Serial No.:#379310
Manufacturer:New York Standard Watch Co.
Grade:
Size:
Model:
Jewels:
Setting:
Finish:
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Elgin Grade 208 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 208 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 208 Pocket Watch Image
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Serial No.:#8713005
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:208
Size:18s
Model:5
Jewels:7j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Added By:Catmechanic Profile Image Catmechanic
Illinois Grade 405 Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade 405 Pocket Watch Image
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Serial No.:#4824288
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:405
Size:12s
Model:3
Jewels:17j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
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Illinois Grade 527 Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade 527 Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade 527 Pocket Watch Image
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Serial No.:#4575227
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:527
Size:12s
Model:3
Jewels:19j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Added By:Mobilaero Profile Image Mobilaero
Waltham Grade Broadway Pocket Watch Image
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Serial No.:#4765429
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:Broadway
Size:18s
Model:1883
Jewels:7j
Setting:Key
Finish:Gilt
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Elgin Grade 27 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 27 Pocket Watch Image
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Serial No.:#5916684
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:27
Size:18s
Model:2
Jewels:17j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:Schlaefer Profile Image Schlaefer
Seth Thomas Grade 207 Pocket Watch Image
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Serial No.:#728521
Manufacturer:Seth Thomas
Grade:207
Size:18s
Model:9
Jewels:15j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Two-Tone
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Illinois Grade 705 Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade 705 Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade 705 Pocket Watch Image
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Serial No.:#5188005
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:705
Size:16s
Model:9
Jewels:17j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:Mobilaero Profile Image Mobilaero