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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 "guts" of the watch).
  2. Never use the serial number from the case or any other part.
  3. If the serial number includes a letter, enter it along with the number when using the lookup feature.
  4. 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.
  5. Always select the correct manufacturer, which is usually stamped on the watch movement.
  6. If the manufacturer is not listed on the site, you may have a "private label" watch or it may not be American-made.
  7. 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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Hampden Grade No. 57 Pocket Watch Image Hampden Grade No. 57 Pocket Watch Image
0 Admirations
Serial No.:#408711
Manufacturer:Hampden
Grade:No. 57
Size:18s
Model:3
Jewels:11j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
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Illinois Grade Sangamo Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade Sangamo Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade Sangamo Pocket Watch Image
3 Admirations
Serial No.:#1851038
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:Sangamo
Size:16s
Model:5
Jewels:23j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:esoxhunter Profile Image esoxhunter
Illinois Grade 187 Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade 187 Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade 187 Pocket Watch Image
4 Admirations
Serial No.:#1480832
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:187
Size:16s
Model:5
Jewels:17j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:esoxhunter Profile Image esoxhunter
Illinois Grade Sangamo Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade Sangamo Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade Sangamo Pocket Watch Image
5 Admirations
Serial No.:#1420581
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:Sangamo
Size:16s
Model:5
Jewels:23j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:esoxhunter Profile Image esoxhunter
Illinois Grade 175 Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade 175 Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade 175 Pocket Watch Image
3 Admirations
Serial No.:#1306969
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:175
Size:16s
Model:5
Jewels:17j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:esoxhunter Profile Image esoxhunter
Illinois Grade 173 Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade 173 Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade 173 Pocket Watch Image
2 Admirations
Serial No.:#1327855
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:173
Size:16s
Model:5
Jewels:15j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:esoxhunter Profile Image esoxhunter
Elgin Grade 43 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 43 Pocket Watch Image
0 Admirations
Serial No.:#3502661
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:43
Size:18s
Model:5
Jewels:11j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Half-Nickel
Added By:waynehill16 Profile Image waynehill16
Illinois Grade Bunn Special Pocket Watch Image
0 Admirations
Serial No.:#4042253
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:Bunn Special
Size:16s
Model:9
Jewels:21j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:texnet Profile Image texnet
Seth Thomas Grade Century Pocket Watch Image Seth Thomas Grade Century Pocket Watch Image Seth Thomas Grade Century Pocket Watch Image
0 Admirations
Serial No.:#CENTURY
Manufacturer:Seth Thomas
Grade:Century
Size:18s
Model:10
Jewels:7j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:rondeg Profile Image rondeg
Swiss Generic Grade Medium High Grade Pocket Watch Image Swiss Generic Grade Medium High Grade Pocket Watch Image Swiss Generic Grade Medium High Grade Pocket Watch Image
0 Admirations
Serial No.:#1567581
Manufacturer:Swiss Generic
Grade:Medium High Grade
Size:18s
Model:7547/780
Jewels:
Setting:Unknown
Finish:Nickel
Added By:rgarsa Profile Image rgarsa
Ball - Hampden Grade Railway Pocket Watch Image Ball - Hampden Grade Railway Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#759505
Manufacturer:Ball - Hampden
Grade:Railway
Size:18s
Model:3
Jewels:17j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:jacobwalls07 Profile Image jacobwalls07
Waltham Grade Wm. Ellery Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade Wm. Ellery Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade Wm. Ellery Pocket Watch Image
0 Admirations
Serial No.:#968881
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:Wm. Ellery
Size:18s
Model:1857
Jewels:11j
Setting:Key
Finish:Gilt
Added By:esoxhunter Profile Image esoxhunter
Waltham Grade W.W.Co. Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade W.W.Co. Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade W.W.Co. Pocket Watch Image
0 Admirations
Serial No.:#597583
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:W.W.Co.
Size:18s
Model:1857
Jewels:15j
Setting:Transition
Finish:Gilt
Added By:esoxhunter Profile Image esoxhunter
Hamilton Grade 912 Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 912 Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 912 Pocket Watch Image
0 Admirations
Serial No.:#3357673
Manufacturer:Hamilton
Grade:912
Size:12s
Model:2
Jewels:17j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Added By:Slirwin48 Profile Image Slirwin48
Elgin Grade 479 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 479 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 479 Pocket Watch Image
0 Admirations
Serial No.:#27904949
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:479
Size:12s
Model:4
Jewels:17j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Added By:Slirwin48 Profile Image Slirwin48
Illinois Grade 405 Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade 405 Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade 405 Pocket Watch Image
0 Admirations
Serial No.:#4698829
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:405
Size:12s
Model:3
Jewels:17j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Added By:Slirwin48 Profile Image Slirwin48
Illinois Grade 116 Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade 116 Pocket Watch Image
0 Admirations
Serial No.:#1049125
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:116
Size:16s
Model:1
Jewels:16j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:pwdmbj Profile Image pwdmbj
U.S. Watch Co. (Waltham, Mass) Grade  Pocket Watch Image U.S. Watch Co. (Waltham, Mass) Grade  Pocket Watch Image
0 Admirations
Serial No.:#25094
Manufacturer:U.S. Watch Co. (Waltham, Mass)
Grade:
Size:
Model:
Jewels:
Setting:
Finish:
Added By:rcallawayga Profile Image rcallawayga
Hamilton Grade 926 Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 926 Pocket Watch Image
0 Admirations
Serial No.:#603139
Manufacturer:Hamilton
Grade:926
Size:18s
Model:1
Jewels:17j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:AdamVintage Profile Image AdamVintage
Aurora Watch Co. Grade  Pocket Watch Image Aurora Watch Co. Grade  Pocket Watch Image
0 Admirations
Serial No.:#121314
Manufacturer:Aurora Watch Co.
Grade:
Size:18s
Model:
Jewels:11j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Gilt
Added By:Kevin H Profile Image Kevin H