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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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Elgin Grade 83 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 83 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 83 Pocket Watch Image
4 Admirations
Serial No.:#898339
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:83
Size:16s
Model:4
Jewels:16j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Gilt
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Hamilton Grade 946 Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 946 Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 946 Pocket Watch Image
3 Admirations
Serial No.:#438528
Manufacturer:Hamilton
Grade:946
Size:18s
Model:1
Jewels:23j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:pocketwatch101 Profile Image pocketwatch101
Waltham Grade A.T. & Co. Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade A.T. & Co. Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade A.T. & Co. Pocket Watch Image
3 Admirations
Serial No.:#512370
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:A.T. & Co.
Size:18s
Model:1857
Jewels:15j
Setting:Key
Finish:Gilt
Added By:esoxhunter Profile Image esoxhunter
Elgin Grade 372 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 372 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 372 Pocket Watch Image
2 Admirations
Serial No.:#17491067
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:372
Size:16s
Model:15
Jewels:19j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:dfurtado Profile Image dfurtado
Illinois Grade Sangamo Special Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade Sangamo Special Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade Sangamo Special Pocket Watch Image
2 Admirations
Serial No.:#4758744
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:Sangamo Special
Size:17s
Model:13
Jewels:23j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:chasofvt Profile Image chasofvt
Keystone Standard Watch Co. Grade  Pocket Watch Image Keystone Standard Watch Co. Grade  Pocket Watch Image
3 Admirations
Serial No.:#311042
Manufacturer:Keystone Standard Watch Co.
Grade:
Size:18s
Model:
Jewels:
Setting:Lever
Finish:Gilt
Added By:pwilliams9874 Profile Image pwilliams9874
Elgin Grade 163 Pocket Watch Image
2 Admirations
Serial No.:#6692808
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:163
Size:18s
Model:2
Jewels:17j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:cjbrem Profile Image cjbrem
Illinois Grade Sangamo Special Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade Sangamo Special Pocket Watch Image
2 Admirations
Serial No.:#4734263
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:Sangamo Special
Size:17s
Model:13
Jewels:23j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:chasofvt Profile Image chasofvt
Illinois Grade Bunn Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade Bunn Pocket Watch Image
4 Admirations
Serial No.:#2085341
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:Bunn
Size:18s
Model:6
Jewels:19j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:Kevin H Profile Image Kevin H
Illinois Grade Bunn Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade Bunn Pocket Watch Image
3 Admirations
Serial No.:#2037821
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:Bunn
Size:18s
Model:6
Jewels:19j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:Kevin H Profile Image Kevin H
Hampden Grade John C. Dueber Pocket Watch Image Hampden Grade John C. Dueber Pocket Watch Image
2 Admirations
Serial No.:#664204
Manufacturer:Hampden
Grade:John C. Dueber
Size:18s
Model:2
Jewels:15j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:wepouaout Profile Image wepouaout
Elgin Grade 133 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 133 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 133 Pocket Watch Image
2 Admirations
Serial No.:#6041055
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:133
Size:6s
Model:2
Jewels:15j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Added By:shaunleatham Profile Image shaunleatham
Ball - Hamilton Grade 999H Pocket Watch Image
2 Admirations
Serial No.:#923245
Manufacturer:Ball - Hamilton
Grade:999h
Size:18s
Model:1
Jewels:17j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:Andrew9000 Profile Image Andrew9000
Hampden Grade Aviator Pocket Watch Image Hampden Grade Aviator Pocket Watch Image
2 Admirations
Serial No.:#3331655
Manufacturer:Hampden
Grade:Aviator
Size:12s
Model:5
Jewels:17j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Added By:1dueberincanton Profile Image 1dueberincanton
Elgin Grade 290 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 290 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 290 Pocket Watch Image
2 Admirations
Serial No.:#10777995
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:290
Size:16s
Model:6
Jewels:7j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Added By:Rholtz Profile Image Rholtz
Waltham Grade No. 845 Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade No. 845 Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade No. 845 Pocket Watch Image
3 Admirations
Serial No.:#15097545
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:No. 845
Size:18s
Model:1892
Jewels:21j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:wmike565 Profile Image wmike565
Elgin Grade 581 Pocket Watch Image
2 Admirations
Serial No.:#41166780
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:581
Size:16s
Model:15
Jewels:22j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Gold Flashed
Added By:Andrew9000 Profile Image Andrew9000
Waltham Grade Riverside Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade Riverside Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#26968411
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:Riverside
Size:3/0s
Model:
Jewels:21j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:
Added By:jeffcicale Profile Image jeffcicale
Elgin Grade 279 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 279 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 279 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#10125170
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:279
Size:18s
Model:5
Jewels:17j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Added By:Rickhufnagel7 Profile Image Rickhufnagel7
Waltham Grade A.T. & Co. Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade A.T. & Co. Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#12068984
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:A.T. & Co.
Size:18s
Model:1892
Jewels:17j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:cougwatch Profile Image cougwatch
Waltham Grade A.T. & Co. Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade A.T. & Co. Pocket Watch Image
16 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 70 Pocket Watch Image Rockford Grade 70 Pocket Watch Image
5 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
Hamilton Grade 920 Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 920 Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 920 Pocket Watch Image
2 Admirations
Serial No.:#1779240
Manufacturer:Hamilton
Grade:920
Size:12s
Model:1
Jewels:23j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Added By:pmwas1 Profile Image pmwas1
Hamilton Grade 950 Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 950 Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 950 Pocket Watch Image
3 Admirations
Serial No.:#1150087
Manufacturer:Hamilton
Grade:950
Size:16s
Model:3
Jewels:23j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:elk1989 Profile Image elk1989
Hamilton Grade 946 Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 946 Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 946 Pocket Watch Image
3 Admirations
Serial No.:#1409176
Manufacturer:Hamilton
Grade:946
Size:18s
Model:1
Jewels:23j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:Mobilaero Profile Image Mobilaero
South Bend Grade 223 Pocket Watch Image South Bend Grade 223 Pocket Watch Image South Bend Grade 223 Pocket Watch Image
2 Admirations
Serial No.:#597812
Manufacturer:South Bend
Grade:223
Size:16s
Model:2
Jewels:17j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:esoxhunter Profile Image esoxhunter
Rockford Grade 515 Pocket Watch Image Rockford Grade 515 Pocket Watch Image Rockford Grade 515 Pocket Watch Image
4 Admirations
Serial No.:#585554
Manufacturer:Rockford
Grade:515
Size:16s
Model:5
Jewels:21j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:esoxhunter Profile Image esoxhunter
Columbus Watch Co. Grade Unknown Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#123660
Manufacturer:Columbus Watch Co.
Grade:Unknown
Size:18s
Model:
Jewels:15j
Setting:Lever
Finish:
Added By:corvusmellori Profile Image corvusmellori
Hampden Grade Special Railway Pocket Watch Image Hampden Grade Special Railway Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#2356499
Manufacturer:Hampden
Grade:Special Railway
Size:18s
Model:3
Jewels:21j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Two-Tone
Added By:1dueberincanton Profile Image 1dueberincanton
Hampden Grade New Railway Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#981974
Manufacturer:Hampden
Grade:New Railway
Size:18s
Model:2
Jewels:17j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:1dueberincanton Profile Image 1dueberincanton
Hamilton Grade 944 Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 944 Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 944 Pocket Watch Image
2 Admirations
Serial No.:#552871
Manufacturer:Hamilton
Grade:944
Size:18s
Model:1
Jewels:19j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:Mobilaero Profile Image Mobilaero
Hamilton Grade 4992B Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 4992B Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#4C100575
Manufacturer:Hamilton
Grade:4992b
Size:16s
Model:5
Jewels:22j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Added By:Andrew9000 Profile Image Andrew9000
Hamilton Grade 4992B Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#4C120171
Manufacturer:Hamilton
Grade:4992b
Size:16s
Model:5
Jewels:22j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Added By:Andrew9000 Profile Image Andrew9000
Hamilton Grade 948 Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 948 Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 948 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#981521
Manufacturer:Hamilton
Grade:948
Size:18s
Model:1
Jewels:17j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:Gimparoo Profile Image Gimparoo
Illinois Grade Bunn Special Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade Bunn Special Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#5068923
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:Bunn Special
Size:16s
Model:14
Jewels:23j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:chasofvt Profile Image chasofvt
Hamilton Grade 999 Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 999 Pocket Watch Image
14 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 961 Pocket Watch Image
5 Admirations
Serial No.:#325161
Manufacturer:Hamilton
Grade:961
Size:16s
Model:4
Jewels:21j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:eparso Profile Image eparso
Rockford Grade 540 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#558522
Manufacturer:Rockford
Grade:540
Size:16s
Model:4
Jewels:21j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:eparso Profile Image eparso
Rockford Grade 835 Pocket Watch Image
2 Admirations
Serial No.:#831438
Manufacturer:Rockford
Grade:835
Size:18s
Model:8
Jewels:17j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:eparso Profile Image eparso
Illinois Grade Bunn Special Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade Bunn Special Pocket Watch Image
5 Admirations
Serial No.:#1580322
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:Bunn Special
Size:18s
Model:6
Jewels:21j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:eparso Profile Image eparso