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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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South Bend Grade 323 Pocket Watch Image South Bend Grade 323 Pocket Watch Image South Bend Grade 323 Pocket Watch Image
11 Admirations
Serial No.:#533004
Manufacturer:South Bend
Grade:323
Size:18s
Model:2
Jewels:17j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:tsullivan Profile Image tsullivan
Hamilton Grade 936 Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 936 Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 936 Pocket Watch Image
10 Admirations
Serial No.:#6306
Manufacturer:Hamilton
Grade:936
Size:18s
Model:1
Jewels:17j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:Mobilaero Profile Image Mobilaero
Hamilton Grade 933 Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 933 Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 933 Pocket Watch Image
10 Admirations
Serial No.:#1089
Manufacturer:Hamilton
Grade:933
Size:18s
Model:2
Jewels:16j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:Mobilaero Profile Image Mobilaero
Elgin Grade 69 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 69 Pocket Watch Image
9 Admirations
Serial No.:#758
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:69
Size:18s
Model:1
Jewels:15j
Setting:Key
Finish:Gilt
Added By:casillas Profile Image casillas
Waltham Grade A.T. & Co. Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade A.T. & Co. Pocket Watch Image
9 Admirations
Serial No.:#5973
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:A.T. & Co.
Size:18s
Model:1857
Jewels:18j
Setting:Key
Finish:Gilt
Added By:Tmcardella Profile Image Tmcardella
Rockford Grade 100 S Pocket Watch Image Rockford Grade 100 S Pocket Watch Image Rockford Grade 100 S Pocket Watch Image
9 Admirations
Serial No.:#628914
Manufacturer:Rockford
Grade:100 S
Size:16s
Model:Prince Of Wales, Plymouth
Jewels:21j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Added By:tsullivan Profile Image tsullivan
Elgin Grade 189 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 189 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 189 Pocket Watch Image
9 Admirations
Serial No.:#12847334
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:189
Size:12s
Model:2
Jewels:19j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Added By:MichaelB Profile Image MichaelB
Elgin Grade 214 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 214 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 214 Pocket Watch Image
8 Admirations
Serial No.:#8401426
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:214
Size:18s
Model:8
Jewels:23j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:Mobilaero Profile Image Mobilaero
Hamilton Grade 999 Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 999 Pocket Watch Image
8 Admirations
Serial No.:#14175
Manufacturer:Hamilton
Grade:999
Size:18s
Model:
Jewels:17j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:eparso Profile Image eparso
Hamilton Grade 974 Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 974 Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 974 Pocket Watch Image
8 Admirations
Serial No.:#56010
Manufacturer:Hamilton
Grade:974
Size:16s
Model:1- Large Pillar Plate
Jewels:17j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Added By:fordcasa Profile Image fordcasa
Hamilton Grade 940 Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 940 Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 940 Pocket Watch Image
8 Admirations
Serial No.:#662528
Manufacturer:Hamilton
Grade:940
Size:18s
Model:1
Jewels:21j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:tsullivan Profile Image tsullivan
Waltham Grade Royal Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade Royal Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade Royal Pocket Watch Image
8 Admirations
Serial No.:#7538216
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:Royal
Size:18s
Model:1892
Jewels:17j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Two-Tone
Added By:Mobilaero Profile Image Mobilaero
Rockford Grade Unknown Pocket Watch Image Rockford Grade Unknown Pocket Watch Image Rockford Grade Unknown Pocket Watch Image
8 Admirations
Serial No.:#126199
Manufacturer:Rockford
Grade:Unknown
Size:18s
Model:5
Jewels:7j
Setting:Key
Finish:Gilt
Added By:tsullivan Profile Image tsullivan
Illinois Grade Bunn Special Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade Bunn Special Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade Bunn Special Pocket Watch Image
8 Admirations
Serial No.:#1355752
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:Bunn Special
Size:18s
Model:6
Jewels:21j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Two-Tone
Added By:bjmoose Profile Image bjmoose
J.P. Stevens Watch Co. Grade Special Pocket Watch Image J.P. Stevens Watch Co. Grade Special Pocket Watch Image J.P. Stevens Watch Co. Grade Special Pocket Watch Image
7 Admirations
Serial No.:#590
Manufacturer:J.P. Stevens Watch Co.
Grade:Special
Size:18s
Model:2
Jewels:15j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:walter2 Profile Image walter2
Elgin Grade 280 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 280 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 280 Pocket Watch Image
7 Admirations
Serial No.:#10855474
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:280
Size:16s
Model:9
Jewels:17j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:cougwatch Profile Image cougwatch
Columbus Watch Co. Grade Railway King Special Pocket Watch Image Columbus Watch Co. Grade Railway King Special Pocket Watch Image
7 Admirations
Serial No.:#284059
Manufacturer:Columbus Watch Co.
Grade:Railway King Special
Size:18s
Model:2
Jewels:15j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Two-Tone
Added By:Alvinsim Profile Image Alvinsim
Hampden Grade Special Railway Pocket Watch Image Hampden Grade Special Railway Pocket Watch Image Hampden Grade Special Railway Pocket Watch Image
7 Admirations
Serial No.:#1201146
Manufacturer:Hampden
Grade:Special Railway
Size:18s
Model:4
Jewels:23j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Two-Tone
Added By:bwalder Profile Image bwalder
Rockford Grade 400 Pocket Watch Image Rockford Grade 400 Pocket Watch Image Rockford Grade 400 Pocket Watch Image
7 Admirations
Serial No.:#625260
Manufacturer:Rockford
Grade:400
Size:16s
Model:4
Jewels:17j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Added By:tsullivan Profile Image tsullivan
Rockford Grade 845 Pocket Watch Image Rockford Grade 845 Pocket Watch Image Rockford Grade 845 Pocket Watch Image
7 Admirations
Serial No.:#617565
Manufacturer:Rockford
Grade:845
Size:18s
Model:King Edward
Jewels:21j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:tsullivan Profile Image tsullivan
Waltham Grade A.W.W.Co. Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade A.W.W.Co. Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade A.W.W.Co. Pocket Watch Image
7 Admirations
Serial No.:#3126058
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:A.W.W.Co.
Size:14s
Model:1884
Jewels:15j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:pocketwatch101 Profile Image pocketwatch101
E. Howard & Co. Grade Unknown Pocket Watch Image E. Howard & Co. Grade Unknown Pocket Watch Image E. Howard & Co. Grade Unknown Pocket Watch Image
7 Admirations
Serial No.:#22772
Manufacturer:E. Howard & Co.
Grade:Unknown
Size:18s
Model:III
Jewels:15j
Setting:Key
Finish:Gilt
Added By:tsullivan Profile Image tsullivan
Seth Thomas Grade 281 Pocket Watch Image Seth Thomas Grade 281 Pocket Watch Image Seth Thomas Grade 281 Pocket Watch Image
7 Admirations
Serial No.:#237531
Manufacturer:Seth Thomas
Grade:281
Size:18s
Model:5
Jewels:21j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Two-Tone
Added By:Pocketwatchlover Profile Image Pocketwatchlover
Hampden Grade No. 440 Pocket Watch Image Hampden Grade No. 440 Pocket Watch Image Hampden Grade No. 440 Pocket Watch Image
7 Admirations
Serial No.:#2716623
Manufacturer:Hampden
Grade:No. 440
Size:16s
Model:4
Jewels:15j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Two-Tone
Added By:Whittler2 Profile Image Whittler2
Hampden Grade Special Railway Pocket Watch Image Hampden Grade Special Railway Pocket Watch Image Hampden Grade Special Railway Pocket Watch Image
7 Admirations
Serial No.:#768318
Manufacturer:Hampden
Grade:Special Railway
Size:18s
Model:2
Jewels:17j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Two-Tone
Added By:MichaelB Profile Image MichaelB
Waltham Grade Amn. Watch Co. Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade Amn. Watch Co. Pocket Watch Image
7 Admirations
Serial No.:#2360957
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:Amn. Watch Co.
Size:14s
Model:1874
Jewels:15j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:pocketwatch101 Profile Image pocketwatch101
Rockford Grade 69 Pocket Watch Image Rockford Grade 69 Pocket Watch Image Rockford Grade 69 Pocket Watch Image
7 Admirations
Serial No.:#291234
Manufacturer:Rockford
Grade:69
Size:18s
Model:8
Jewels:15j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:tsullivan Profile Image tsullivan
Hamilton Grade 961 Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 961 Pocket Watch Image
6 Admirations
Serial No.:#81201
Manufacturer:Hamilton
Grade:961
Size:16s
Model:4
Jewels:21j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Added By:Jbrinker Profile Image Jbrinker
Elgin Grade 62 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 62 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 62 Pocket Watch Image
6 Admirations
Serial No.:#1632
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:62
Size:18s
Model:1
Jewels:15j
Setting:Key
Finish:Gilt
Added By:TimeAntiquarian Profile Image TimeAntiquarian
Hamilton Grade 992B Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 992B Pocket Watch Image
6 Admirations
Serial No.:#C149965
Manufacturer:Hamilton
Grade:992B
Size:16s
Model:5
Jewels:21j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:AntiqueMan7 Profile Image AntiqueMan7
Waltham Grade Crescent St. Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade Crescent St. Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade Crescent St. Pocket Watch Image
6 Admirations
Serial No.:#7903022
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:Crescent St.
Size:18s
Model:1892
Jewels:21j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Two-Tone
Added By:Yellowtail420 Profile Image Yellowtail420
Waltham Grade Royal Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade Royal Pocket Watch Image
6 Admirations
Serial No.:#4106591
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:Royal
Size:16s
Model:1888
Jewels:15j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Two-Tone
Added By:Pocketwatchlover Profile Image Pocketwatchlover
Hampden Grade Special Railway Pocket Watch Image Hampden Grade Special Railway Pocket Watch Image Hampden Grade Special Railway Pocket Watch Image
6 Admirations
Serial No.:#1333428
Manufacturer:Hampden
Grade:Special Railway
Size:18s
Model:3
Jewels:23j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Two-Tone
Added By:GunnyDWW Profile Image GunnyDWW
Hampden Grade Dueber Watch Co. Pocket Watch Image Hampden Grade Dueber Watch Co. Pocket Watch Image Hampden Grade Dueber Watch Co. Pocket Watch Image
6 Admirations
Serial No.:#2161655
Manufacturer:Hampden
Grade:Dueber Watch Co.
Size:18s
Model:3
Jewels:21j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:cedelong Profile Image cedelong
Rockford Grade 910 Pocket Watch Image Rockford Grade 910 Pocket Watch Image Rockford Grade 910 Pocket Watch Image
6 Admirations
Serial No.:#539762
Manufacturer:Rockford
Grade:910
Size:18s
Model:9
Jewels:21j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:tsullivan Profile Image tsullivan
Peoria Watch Co. Grade  Pocket Watch Image Peoria Watch Co. Grade  Pocket Watch Image Peoria Watch Co. Grade  Pocket Watch Image
6 Admirations
Serial No.:#13247
Manufacturer:Peoria Watch Co.
Grade:
Size:18s
Model:
Jewels:15j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:tsullivan Profile Image tsullivan
Illinois Grade Bunn Special Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade Bunn Special Pocket Watch Image
6 Admirations
Serial No.:#3251462
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:Bunn Special
Size:16s
Model:9
Jewels:21j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:Chronified Profile Image Chronified
Hampden Grade Special Railway Pocket Watch Image Hampden Grade Special Railway Pocket Watch Image Hampden Grade Special Railway Pocket Watch Image
6 Admirations
Serial No.:#2354915
Manufacturer:Hampden
Grade:Special Railway
Size:18s
Model:3
Jewels:21j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Two-Tone
Added By:redjms Profile Image redjms
U.S. Watch Co. (Marion, NJ) Grade John W. Lewis Pocket Watch Image U.S. Watch Co. (Marion, NJ) Grade John W. Lewis Pocket Watch Image U.S. Watch Co. (Marion, NJ) Grade John W. Lewis Pocket Watch Image
6 Admirations
Serial No.:#26732
Manufacturer:U.S. Watch Co. (Marion, NJ)
Grade:John W. Lewis
Size:18s
Model:61
Jewels:15j
Setting:Key
Finish:Nickel
Added By:tsullivan Profile Image tsullivan
Rockford Grade 205 Pocket Watch Image Rockford Grade 205 Pocket Watch Image Rockford Grade 205 Pocket Watch Image
6 Admirations
Serial No.:#672035
Manufacturer:Rockford
Grade:205
Size:18s
Model:9
Jewels:17j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:tsullivan Profile Image tsullivan