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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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Illinois Grade 607 Pocket Watch Image
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Serial No.:#5462510
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:607
Size:6/0s
Model:4
Jewels:17j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
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Elgin Grade 62 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 62 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 62 Pocket Watch Image
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Serial No.:#1632
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:62
Size:18s
Model:1
Jewels:15j
Setting:Key
Finish:Gilt
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Rockford Grade Unknown Pocket Watch Image Rockford Grade Unknown Pocket Watch Image Rockford Grade Unknown Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#119447
Manufacturer:Rockford
Grade:Unknown
Size:18s
Model:1
Jewels:11j
Setting:Key
Finish:Gilt
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Waltham Grade Bridge Pocket Watch Image
2 Admirations
Serial No.:#8774089
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:Bridge
Size:12s
Model:1894
Jewels:21j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
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Ball Grade 999A Pocket Watch Image Ball Grade 999A Pocket Watch Image
2 Admirations
Serial No.:#208507
Manufacturer:Ball
Grade:999a
Size:18s
Model:1
Jewels:21j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
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Hamilton Grade 940 Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 940 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#596534
Manufacturer:Hamilton
Grade:940
Size:18s
Model:1
Jewels:21j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
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Hampden Grade John C. Dueber Special Pocket Watch Image Hampden Grade John C. Dueber Special Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#751274
Manufacturer:Hampden
Grade:John C. Dueber Special
Size:18s
Model:3
Jewels:17j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
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Illinois Grade 3 Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade 3 Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade 3 Pocket Watch Image
4 Admirations
Serial No.:#372080
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:3
Size:18s
Model:2
Jewels:11j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Gilt
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Illinois Grade Bunn Special Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade Bunn Special Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade Bunn Special Pocket Watch Image
2 Admirations
Serial No.:#4420353
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:Bunn Special
Size:16s
Model:9
Jewels:21j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
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E. Howard Watch Co. (Keystone) Grade Series 3 Pocket Watch Image E. Howard Watch Co. (Keystone) Grade Series 3 Pocket Watch Image E. Howard Watch Co. (Keystone) Grade Series 3 Pocket Watch Image
3 Admirations
Serial No.:#896474
Manufacturer:E. Howard Watch Co. (Keystone)
Grade:Series 3
Size:16s
Model:1905
Jewels:17j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
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Waltham Grade A.T. & Co. Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade A.T. & Co. Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#969550
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:A.T. & Co.
Size:18s
Model:1857
Jewels:15j
Setting:Key
Finish:Gilt
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Illinois Grade Bunn Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade Bunn Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade Bunn Pocket Watch Image
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Serial No.:#1295661
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:Bunn
Size:18s
Model:6
Jewels:17j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
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Waltham Grade A.T. & Co. Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade A.T. & Co. Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade A.T. & Co. Pocket Watch Image
12 Admirations
Serial No.:#10092950
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:A.T. & Co.
Size:18s
Model:1892
Jewels:17j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
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Waltham Grade Amn. Watch Co. Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade Amn. Watch Co. Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade Amn. Watch Co. Pocket Watch Image
11 Admirations
Serial No.:#2360957
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:Amn. Watch Co.
Size:14s
Model:1874
Jewels:15j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
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Seth Thomas Grade 182 Pocket Watch Image Seth Thomas Grade 182 Pocket Watch Image
13 Admirations
Serial No.:#236896
Manufacturer:Seth Thomas
Grade:182
Size:18s
Model:5
Jewels:17j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Two-Tone
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Elgin Grade 214 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 214 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 214 Pocket Watch Image
16 Admirations
Serial No.:#8401426
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:214
Size:18s
Model:8
Jewels:23j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
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Aurora Watch Co. Grade  Pocket Watch Image Aurora Watch Co. Grade  Pocket Watch Image
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Serial No.:#43524
Manufacturer:Aurora Watch Co.
Grade:
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Appleton, Tracy, & Co. Grade A.T. & Co. Pocket Watch Image Appleton, Tracy, & Co. Grade A.T. & Co. Pocket Watch Image Appleton, Tracy, & Co. Grade A.T. & Co. Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#1410716
Manufacturer:Appleton, Tracy, & Co.
Grade:A.T. & Co.
Size:18s
Model:1877
Jewels:15j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Gilt
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Hampden Grade Menlo Park Pocket Watch Image Hampden Grade Menlo Park Pocket Watch Image Hampden Grade Menlo Park Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#1187009
Manufacturer:Hampden
Grade:Menlo Park
Size:18s
Model:4
Jewels:17j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
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Rockford Grade 86 Pocket Watch Image Rockford Grade 86 Pocket Watch Image Rockford Grade 86 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#261874
Manufacturer:Rockford
Grade:86
Size:18s
Model:7
Jewels:15j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
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Elgin Grade 478 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 478 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 478 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#41929003
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:478
Size:16s
Model:15
Jewels:21j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
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Elgin Grade 70 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 70 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 70 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#1625026
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:70
Size:18s
Model:2
Jewels:15j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Gilt
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Waltham Grade Traveler Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade Traveler Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade Traveler Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#19474454
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:Traveler
Size:16s
Model:1908
Jewels:7j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:
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Rockford Grade 918 Pocket Watch Image Rockford Grade 918 Pocket Watch Image
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Serial No.:#566127
Manufacturer:Rockford
Grade:918
Size:18s
Model:9
Jewels:21j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
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Hampden Grade No. 105 Pocket Watch Image Hampden Grade No. 105 Pocket Watch Image Hampden Grade No. 105 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#2075621
Manufacturer:Hampden
Grade:No. 105
Size:16s
Model:4
Jewels:21j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
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