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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.
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Rockford Grade 525 Pocket Watch Image Rockford Grade 525 Pocket Watch Image Rockford Grade 525 Pocket Watch Image
5 Admirations
Serial No.:#619190
Manufacturer:Rockford
Grade:525
Size:16s
Model:5
Jewels:21j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
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U.S. Watch Co. (Waltham, Mass) Grade  Pocket Watch Image U.S. Watch Co. (Waltham, Mass) Grade  Pocket Watch Image U.S. Watch Co. (Waltham, Mass) Grade  Pocket Watch Image
5 Admirations
Serial No.:#105335
Manufacturer:U.S. Watch Co. (Waltham, Mass)
Grade:
Size:16s
Model:
Jewels:
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:MangoCharley Profile Image MangoCharley
U.S. Watch Co. (Waltham, Mass) Grade U.S, Watch Co. Pocket Watch Image U.S. Watch Co. (Waltham, Mass) Grade U.S, Watch Co. Pocket Watch Image U.S. Watch Co. (Waltham, Mass) Grade U.S, Watch Co. Pocket Watch Image
4 Admirations
Serial No.:#6031389
Manufacturer:U.S. Watch Co. (Waltham, Mass)
Grade:U.S, Watch Co.
Size:6s
Model:1890
Jewels:17j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Added By:Stockholm Profile Image Stockholm
Hampden Grade North American Railway Pocket Watch Image Hampden Grade North American Railway Pocket Watch Image Hampden Grade North American Railway Pocket Watch Image
3 Admirations
Serial No.:#3154552
Manufacturer:Hampden
Grade:North American Railway
Size:18s
Model:3
Jewels:21j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:redjms Profile Image redjms
Hamilton Grade 996 Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 996 Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 996 Pocket Watch Image
3 Admirations
Serial No.:#1156153
Manufacturer:Hamilton
Grade:996
Size:16s
Model:1
Jewels:19j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:oldschool59 Profile Image oldschool59
Illinois Grade Bunn Special Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade Bunn Special Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade Bunn Special Pocket Watch Image
3 Admirations
Serial No.:#3357644
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:Bunn Special
Size:16s
Model:9
Jewels:21j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:oldschool59 Profile Image oldschool59
Waltham Grade Amn. Watch Co. Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade Amn. Watch Co. Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade Amn. Watch Co. Pocket Watch Image
3 Admirations
Serial No.:#1448913
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:Amn. Watch Co.
Size:16s
Model:1872
Jewels:21j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:Pocketwatchlover Profile Image Pocketwatchlover
Ball - Hamilton Grade 999P Pocket Watch Image Ball - Hamilton Grade 999P Pocket Watch Image Ball - Hamilton Grade 999P Pocket Watch Image
2 Admirations
Serial No.:#B644519
Manufacturer:Ball - Hamilton
Grade:999p
Size:16s
Model:1
Jewels:21j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:oldschool59 Profile Image oldschool59
Waltham Grade Crescent St. Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade Crescent St. Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade Crescent St. Pocket Watch Image
2 Admirations
Serial No.:#20301398
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:Crescent St.
Size:16s
Model:1908
Jewels:21j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:oldschool59 Profile Image oldschool59
Hamilton Grade 992B Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 992B Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 992B Pocket Watch Image
2 Admirations
Serial No.:#C36808
Manufacturer:Hamilton
Grade:992b
Size:16s
Model:5
Jewels:21j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:MichaelB Profile Image MichaelB
Rockford Grade 70 Pocket Watch Image Rockford Grade 70 Pocket Watch Image
2 Admirations
Serial No.:#350155
Manufacturer:Rockford
Grade:70
Size:18s
Model:8
Jewels:16j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Two-Tone
Added By:DuncanParker Profile Image DuncanParker
E. Howard & Co. Grade  Pocket Watch Image E. Howard & Co. Grade  Pocket Watch Image E. Howard & Co. Grade  Pocket Watch Image
2 Admirations
Serial No.:#229799
Manufacturer:E. Howard & Co.
Grade:
Size:18s
Model:N
Jewels:?
Setting:
Finish:
Added By:kiloyankee Profile Image kiloyankee
Waltham Grade A.T. & Co. Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade A.T. & Co. Pocket Watch Image
2 Admirations
Serial No.:#10549143
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:A.T. & Co.
Size:18s
Model:1892
Jewels:17j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:bsshog40 Profile Image bsshog40
Elgin Grade 496 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 496 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 496 Pocket Watch Image
2 Admirations
Serial No.:#35584948
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:496
Size:14s
Model:4
Jewels:7j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Added By:Casey742pdx Profile Image Casey742pdx
Appleton, Tracy, & Co. Grade A.T. & Co. Pocket Watch Image
2 Admirations
Serial No.:#5042
Manufacturer:Appleton, Tracy, & Co.
Grade:A.T. & Co.
Size:18s
Model:1857
Jewels:16j
Setting:Key
Finish:
Added By:lostGhost Profile Image lostGhost
Waltham Grade Riverside Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade Riverside Pocket Watch Image
2 Admirations
Serial No.:#7025790
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:Riverside
Size:18s
Model:1892
Jewels:17j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:wmike565 Profile Image wmike565
E. Howard Watch Co. (Keystone) Grade Series 2 Pocket Watch Image E. Howard Watch Co. (Keystone) Grade Series 2 Pocket Watch Image E. Howard Watch Co. (Keystone) Grade Series 2 Pocket Watch Image
2 Admirations
Serial No.:#857321
Manufacturer:E. Howard Watch Co. (Keystone)
Grade:Series 2
Size:16s
Model:1905
Jewels:17j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:esoxhunter Profile Image esoxhunter
Hamilton Grade 990 Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 990 Pocket Watch Image
2 Admirations
Serial No.:#1289158
Manufacturer:Hamilton
Grade:990
Size:16s
Model:2
Jewels:21j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:pwdmbj Profile Image pwdmbj
Waltham Grade Vanguard Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade Vanguard Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade Vanguard Pocket Watch Image
2 Admirations
Serial No.:#18065146
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:Vanguard
Size:16s
Model:1908
Jewels:23j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:simonwolfe Profile Image simonwolfe
Waltham Grade Amn. Watch Co. Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade Amn. Watch Co. Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade Amn. Watch Co. Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#1279212
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:Amn. Watch Co.
Size:14s
Model:Double Dial
Jewels:16j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:pocketwatch101 Profile Image pocketwatch101
Hamilton Grade 950E Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 950E Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#2618936
Manufacturer:Hamilton
Grade:950e
Size:16s
Model:3
Jewels:23j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:dsmith8532 Profile Image dsmith8532
Hampden Grade Special Railway Pocket Watch Image Hampden Grade Special Railway Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#1915518
Manufacturer:Hampden
Grade:Special Railway
Size:18s
Model:3
Jewels:23j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Two-Tone
Added By:232323 Profile Image 232323
Waltham Grade No. 15 Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade No. 15 Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade No. 15 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#4593892
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:No. 15
Size:18s
Model:1883
Jewels:15j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Added By:billkov Profile Image billkov
Illinois Grade 185 Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade 185 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#2190900
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:185
Size:16s
Model:5
Jewels:19j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:zagloba Profile Image zagloba
Ball - Hamilton Grade 999M Pocket Watch Image Ball - Hamilton Grade 999M Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#B602765
Manufacturer:Ball - Hamilton
Grade:999m
Size:16s
Model:1
Jewels:21j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:zagloba Profile Image zagloba
Rockford Grade 561 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#603153
Manufacturer:Rockford
Grade:561
Size:16s
Model:4
Jewels:17j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Added By:galenpriest Profile Image galenpriest
Rockford Grade 561 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#604120
Manufacturer:Rockford
Grade:561
Size:16s
Model:4
Jewels:17j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Added By:Hamilton992B Profile Image Hamilton992B
Waterbury Watch Co. Grade Series L Pocket Watch Image Waterbury Watch Co. Grade Series L Pocket Watch Image Waterbury Watch Co. Grade Series L Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#NA
Manufacturer:Waterbury Watch Co.
Grade:Series L
Size:Unknown
Model:
Jewels:
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Gilt
Added By:pmwas1 Profile Image pmwas1
Hamilton Grade 992B Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 992B Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#C67175
Manufacturer:Hamilton
Grade:992b
Size:16s
Model:5
Jewels:21j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:Derekharth Profile Image Derekharth
Hamilton Grade 992B Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 992B Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 992B Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#C116104
Manufacturer:Hamilton
Grade:992b
Size:16s
Model:5
Jewels:21j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:MichaelB Profile Image MichaelB
Columbus Watch Co. Grade Unknown Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#22926
Manufacturer:Columbus Watch Co.
Grade:Unknown
Size:18s
Model:3
Jewels:13j
Setting:Key
Finish:Gilt
Added By:JD2000 Profile Image JD2000
Waltham Grade No. 1623 Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade No. 1623 Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade No. 1623 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#33768238
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:No. 1623
Size:16s
Model:1908
Jewels:23j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:okgunguy Profile Image okgunguy
Elgin Grade 229 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#8046213
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:229
Size:18s
Model:5
Jewels:17j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Added By:Sergeant Profile Image Sergeant
Waltham Grade Adams St. Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade Adams St. Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#588589
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:Adams St.
Size:14s
Model:1870-14
Jewels:11j
Setting:Key
Finish:
Added By:gweissmann Profile Image gweissmann
Waltham Grade A.T. & Co. Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade A.T. & Co. Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade A.T. & Co. Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#55005
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:A.T. & Co.
Size:16s
Model:1860
Jewels:15j
Setting:Key
Finish:Gilt
Added By:DJWatchmaker Profile Image DJWatchmaker
Non-Magnetic Watch Co. Grade  Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#51848
Manufacturer:Non-magnetic Watch Co.
Grade:
Size:16s
Model:
Jewels:15j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:cbzimm Profile Image cbzimm
Waltham Grade No. 235 Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade No. 235 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#26808279
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:No. 235
Size:12s
Model:1894
Jewels:17j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Added By:bsshog40 Profile Image bsshog40
Elgin Grade 540 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#38997107
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:540
Size:16s
Model:15
Jewels:23j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:arthur1957 Profile Image arthur1957
Seth Thomas Grade 182 Pocket Watch Image Seth Thomas Grade 182 Pocket Watch Image Seth Thomas Grade 182 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#228059
Manufacturer:Seth Thomas
Grade:182
Size:18s
Model:5
Jewels:17j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Two-Tone
Added By:Gimparoo Profile Image Gimparoo
Elgin Grade 55 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 55 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#325693
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:55
Size:18s
Model:1
Jewels:7j
Setting:Key
Finish:Gilt
Added By:casillas Profile Image casillas