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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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Waltham Grade Vanguard Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade Vanguard Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade Vanguard Pocket Watch Image
5 Admirations
Serial No.:#26615679
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:Vanguard
Size:16s
Model:1908
Jewels:23j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
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Waltham Grade P.S. Bartlett Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade P.S. Bartlett Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade P.S. Bartlett Pocket Watch Image
2 Admirations
Serial No.:#1001196
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:P.S. Bartlett
Size:18s
Model:1857
Jewels:11j
Setting:Key
Finish:Gilt
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Waltham Grade Riverside Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade Riverside Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade Riverside Pocket Watch Image
2 Admirations
Serial No.:#7012646
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:Riverside
Size:16s
Model:1888
Jewels:17j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Two-Tone
Added By:EarlGreybeard Profile Image EarlGreybeard
Waltham Grade A.T. & Co. Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade A.T. & Co. Pocket Watch Image
2 Admirations
Serial No.:#5716785
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:A.T. & Co.
Size:18s
Model:1883
Jewels:17j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Gold Flashed
Added By:sicilianboy1 Profile Image sicilianboy1
Elgin Grade 370 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 370 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 370 Pocket Watch Image
2 Admirations
Serial No.:#15421636
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:370
Size:16s
Model:15
Jewels:17j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Added By:Manxowner Profile Image Manxowner
Elgin Grade 367 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 367 Pocket Watch Image
3 Admirations
Serial No.:#14409999
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:367
Size:18s
Model:8
Jewels:21j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:Urbanops Profile Image Urbanops
Elgin Grade 189 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 189 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 189 Pocket Watch Image
21 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
17 Admirations
Serial No.:#8401426
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:214
Size:18s
Model:8
Jewels:23j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:Mobilaero Profile Image Mobilaero
Waltham Grade Vanguard Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#12087283
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:Vanguard
Size:16s
Model:1899
Jewels:19j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:dodgedodge Profile Image dodgedodge
Elgin Grade 237 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 237 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 237 Pocket Watch Image
4 Admirations
Serial No.:#8540413
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:237
Size:12s
Model:3
Jewels:21j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Added By:dfurtado Profile Image dfurtado
E. Howard Watch Co. (Keystone) Grade Series 10 Pocket Watch Image E. Howard Watch Co. (Keystone) Grade Series 10 Pocket Watch Image E. Howard Watch Co. (Keystone) Grade Series 10 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#1158297
Manufacturer:E. Howard Watch Co. (Keystone)
Grade:Series 10
Size:16s
Model:1907
Jewels:21j
Setting:
Finish:
Added By:JDevereaux Profile Image JDevereaux
Hamilton Grade 962 Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 962 Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 962 Pocket Watch Image
2 Admirations
Serial No.:#50245
Manufacturer:Hamilton
Grade:962
Size:16s
Model:3
Jewels:17j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Added By:fordcasa Profile Image fordcasa
Hamilton Grade 968 Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 968 Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 968 Pocket Watch Image
3 Admirations
Serial No.:#52009
Manufacturer:Hamilton
Grade:968
Size:16s
Model:1
Jewels:17j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Added By:fordcasa Profile Image fordcasa
Hamilton Grade 974 Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 974 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#56007
Manufacturer:Hamilton
Grade:974
Size:16s
Model:1
Jewels:17j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Added By:fordcasa Profile Image fordcasa
Hamilton Grade 975 Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 975 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#57357
Manufacturer:Hamilton
Grade:975
Size:16s
Model:1
Jewels:17j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
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Waltham Grade Maximus Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade Maximus Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade Maximus Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#14074222
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:Maximus
Size:12s
Model:1894
Jewels:23j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
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Hamilton Grade 992B Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 992B Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 992B Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#C220087
Manufacturer:Hamilton
Grade:992b
Size:16s
Model:5
Jewels:21j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:a232259 Profile Image a232259
Hamilton Grade 992 Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 992 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#2466576
Manufacturer:Hamilton
Grade:992
Size:16s
Model:2
Jewels:21j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:a232259 Profile Image a232259
Illinois Grade Bunn Special Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade Bunn Special Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade Bunn Special Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#4428552
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:Bunn Special
Size:16s
Model:9
Jewels:21j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:GregGentile Profile Image GregGentile
Illinois Grade 101 Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade 101 Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade 101 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#280639
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:101
Size:18s
Model:1
Jewels:11j
Setting:Key
Finish:Nickel
Added By:Rickglick1 Profile Image Rickglick1
Rockford Grade M2-19RJ Pocket Watch Image Rockford Grade M2-19RJ Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#8254
Manufacturer:Rockford
Grade:M2-19rj
Size:18s
Model:2
Jewels:19j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Gilt
Added By:Jtsilverton Profile Image Jtsilverton
Waltham Grade Maximus Pocket Watch Image
4 Admirations
Serial No.:#18005058
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:Maximus
Size:3/0s
Model:1900
Jewels:19j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Added By:isseiy Profile Image isseiy
Illinois Grade 806 Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade 806 Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade 806 Pocket Watch Image
2 Admirations
Serial No.:#3728227
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:806
Size:16s
Model:9
Jewels:21j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
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Elgin Grade 69 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 69 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#35277
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:69
Size:18s
Model:1
Jewels:15j
Setting:Key
Finish:Gilt
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Illinois Grade 2 Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade 2 Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade 2 Pocket Watch Image
2 Admirations
Serial No.:#628977
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:2
Size:18s
Model:3
Jewels:11j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Gilt
Added By:winterwolf Profile Image winterwolf
Waltham Grade No. 225 Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade No. 225 Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade No. 225 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#26240192
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:No. 225
Size:12s
Model:1894
Jewels:17j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Added By:padden Profile Image padden
Crown Watch Co. Grade  Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#9854275
Manufacturer:Crown Watch Co.
Grade:
Size:Unknown
Model:
Jewels:
Setting:
Finish:
Added By:ABC1959 Profile Image ABC1959
Elgin Grade 320 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 320 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 320 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#12562778
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:320
Size:0s
Model:2
Jewels:7j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Added By:framby66 Profile Image framby66
Illinois Grade 405 Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade 405 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#4824288
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:405
Size:12s
Model:3
Jewels:17j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Added By:framby66 Profile Image framby66
Elgin Grade 318 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 318 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 318 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#10840853
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:318
Size:0s
Model:2
Jewels:15j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Added By:framby66 Profile Image framby66
Waltham Grade No. 25 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#4726442
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:No. 25
Size:18s
Model:1883
Jewels:15j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:cfergyjr Profile Image cfergyjr
Dudley Watch Co. Grade  Pocket Watch Image Dudley Watch Co. Grade  Pocket Watch Image Dudley Watch Co. Grade  Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#3784
Manufacturer:Dudley Watch Co.
Grade:
Size:
Model:
Jewels:
Setting:
Finish:
Added By:framby66 Profile Image framby66
Hamilton Grade 975 Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 975 Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 975 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#393214
Manufacturer:Hamilton
Grade:975
Size:16s
Model:1
Jewels:17j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:slufoot Profile Image slufoot
Hampden Grade No. 30 Pocket Watch Image Hampden Grade No. 30 Pocket Watch Image Hampden Grade No. 30 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#188044
Manufacturer:Hampden
Grade:No. 30
Size:18s
Model:1
Jewels:11j
Setting:Key
Finish:Nickel
Added By:winterwolf Profile Image winterwolf
Waltham Grade No. 28 Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade No. 28 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#8116077
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:No. 28
Size:16s
Model:1888
Jewels:15j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Added By:delllfly22 Profile Image delllfly22
Waltham Grade Vanguard Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade Vanguard Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#30849619
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:Vanguard
Size:16s
Model:1908
Jewels:23j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:delllfly22 Profile Image delllfly22
Elgin Grade 240 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 240 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 240 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#8598084
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:240
Size:18s
Model:8
Jewels:19j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:heifitz99 Profile Image heifitz99
Waltham Grade Special Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade Special Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade Special Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#8805420
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:Special
Size:6s
Model:1890
Jewels:12j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:
Added By:Rickglick1 Profile Image Rickglick1
Ball Grade 999A Pocket Watch Image Ball Grade 999A Pocket Watch Image
3 Admirations
Serial No.:#208507
Manufacturer:Ball
Grade:999a
Size:18s
Model:1
Jewels:21j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:seeleysl Profile Image seeleysl
Elgin Grade 349 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#15227534
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:349
Size:18s
Model:7
Jewels:21j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:cougwatch Profile Image cougwatch