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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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Illinois Grade Mason Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade Mason Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade Mason Pocket Watch Image
4 Admirations
Serial No.:#8849
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:Mason
Size:18s
Model:1
Jewels:7j
Setting:Key
Finish:Gilt
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Hamilton Grade 996 Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 996 Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 996 Pocket Watch Image
3 Admirations
Serial No.:#1156659
Manufacturer:Hamilton
Grade:996
Size:16s
Model:1
Jewels:19j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:Edging Profile Image Edging
Rockford Grade 70 Pocket Watch Image Rockford Grade 70 Pocket Watch Image Rockford Grade 70 Pocket Watch Image
3 Admirations
Serial No.:#339451
Manufacturer:Rockford
Grade:70
Size:18s
Model:8
Jewels:16j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Two-Tone
Added By:Sergeant Profile Image Sergeant
Waltham Grade Vanguard Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade Vanguard Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade Vanguard Pocket Watch Image
2 Admirations
Serial No.:#18126138
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:Vanguard
Size:18s
Model:1892
Jewels:23j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:Randomwatcher Profile Image Randomwatcher
Waltham Grade No. 15 Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade No. 15 Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade No. 15 Pocket Watch Image
2 Admirations
Serial No.:#4548665
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:No. 15
Size:18s
Model:1883
Jewels:15j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:Edging Profile Image Edging
Elgin Grade 479 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 479 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 479 Pocket Watch Image
2 Admirations
Serial No.:#28726616
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:479
Size:12s
Model:4
Jewels:17j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Added By:Edging Profile Image Edging
Aurora Watch Co. Grade  Pocket Watch Image Aurora Watch Co. Grade  Pocket Watch Image
2 Admirations
Serial No.:#41010
Manufacturer:Aurora Watch Co.
Grade:
Size:18s
Model:
Jewels:11j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:dcooper Profile Image dcooper
Fredonia Watch Co. Grade  Pocket Watch Image Fredonia Watch Co. Grade  Pocket Watch Image
2 Admirations
Serial No.:#453
Manufacturer:Fredonia Watch Co.
Grade:
Size:18s
Model:
Jewels:15j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:dcooper Profile Image dcooper
Seth Thomas Grade 171 Pocket Watch Image Seth Thomas Grade 171 Pocket Watch Image
2 Admirations
Serial No.:#94214
Manufacturer:Seth Thomas
Grade:171
Size:18s
Model:2
Jewels:15j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:dcooper Profile Image dcooper
Rockford Grade 69 Pocket Watch Image Rockford Grade 69 Pocket Watch Image Rockford Grade 69 Pocket Watch Image
2 Admirations
Serial No.:#291234
Manufacturer:Rockford
Grade:69
Size:18s
Model:8
Jewels:15j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:tsullivan Profile Image tsullivan
Illinois Grade 161A Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade 161A Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade 161A Pocket Watch Image
2 Admirations
Serial No.:#5577880
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:161A
Size:16s
Model:15
Jewels:21j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:tsullivan Profile Image tsullivan
Illinois Grade Bunn Special Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade Bunn Special Pocket Watch Image
2 Admirations
Serial No.:#4894182
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:Bunn Special
Size:16s
Model:14
Jewels:21j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:Sergeant Profile Image Sergeant
Hamilton Grade 933 Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 933 Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 933 Pocket Watch Image
2 Admirations
Serial No.:#1089
Manufacturer:Hamilton
Grade:933
Size:18s
Model:2
Jewels:16j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:Mobilaero Profile Image Mobilaero
Hamilton Grade 938 Pocket Watch Image
2 Admirations
Serial No.:#10608
Manufacturer:Hamilton
Grade:938
Size:18s
Model:1
Jewels:17j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:jacobwalls07 Profile Image jacobwalls07
Illinois Grade 51 Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade 51 Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade 51 Pocket Watch Image
2 Admirations
Serial No.:#1491302
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:51
Size:18s
Model:6
Jewels:17j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:rjandladyj Profile Image rjandladyj
Elgin Grade 86 Pocket Watch Image
2 Admirations
Serial No.:#1395613
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:86
Size:16s
Model:2
Jewels:15j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:riva58 Profile Image riva58
Hamilton Grade Model 22 Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade Model 22 Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade Model 22 Pocket Watch Image
2 Admirations
Serial No.:#2F28581
Manufacturer:Hamilton
Grade:Model 22
Size:36s
Model:22
Jewels:21j
Setting:Pin
Finish:Nickel
Added By:Sergeant Profile Image Sergeant
Hampden Grade Railway Pocket Watch Image Hampden Grade Railway Pocket Watch Image
2 Admirations
Serial No.:#2804048
Manufacturer:Hampden
Grade:Railway
Size:16s
Model:4
Jewels:19j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:Sergeant Profile Image Sergeant
Ball - Elgin Grade 333 Pocket Watch Image Ball - Elgin Grade 333 Pocket Watch Image
2 Admirations
Serial No.:#12279028
Manufacturer:Ball - Elgin
Grade:333
Size:18s
Model:7
Jewels:17j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:Sergeant Profile Image Sergeant
Hamilton Grade 999 Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 999 Pocket Watch Image
2 Admirations
Serial No.:#208827
Manufacturer:Hamilton
Grade:999
Size:18s
Model:
Jewels:21j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:Sergeant Profile Image Sergeant
Waltham Grade Vanguard Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade Vanguard Pocket Watch Image
2 Admirations
Serial No.:#27537008
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:Vanguard
Size:16s
Model:1908
Jewels:23j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:Sergeant Profile Image Sergeant
Ball - Hamilton Grade 999H Pocket Watch Image Ball - Hamilton Grade 999H Pocket Watch Image Ball - Hamilton Grade 999H Pocket Watch Image
2 Admirations
Serial No.:#486105
Manufacturer:Ball - Hamilton
Grade:999H
Size:18s
Model:1
Jewels:17j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:Mobilaero Profile Image Mobilaero
Elgin Grade 247 Pocket Watch Image
2 Admirations
Serial No.:#8819102
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:247
Size:16s
Model:6
Jewels:15j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Added By:afterhours Profile Image afterhours
Hampden Grade New Railway Pocket Watch Image
2 Admirations
Serial No.:#1234125
Manufacturer:Hampden
Grade:New Railway
Size:18s
Model:4
Jewels:17j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:afterhours Profile Image afterhours
Lancaster Watch Co. Grade ruby Pocket Watch Image Lancaster Watch Co. Grade ruby Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#191359
Manufacturer:Lancaster Watch Co.
Grade:ruby
Size:18s
Model:
Jewels:10j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:mlat2012 Profile Image mlat2012
Hamilton Grade 942 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#186455
Manufacturer:Hamilton
Grade:942
Size:18s
Model:1
Jewels:21j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:Yellowtail420 Profile Image Yellowtail420
Columbus Watch Co. Grade Railway+King Pocket Watch Image Columbus Watch Co. Grade Railway+King Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#308720
Manufacturer:Columbus Watch Co.
Grade:Railway+King
Size:18s
Model:2
Jewels:16j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Two-Tone
Added By:Yellowtail420 Profile Image Yellowtail420
Rockford Grade 84 Pocket Watch Image Rockford Grade 84 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#305287
Manufacturer:Rockford
Grade:84
Size:18s
Model:8
Jewels:15j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Two-Tone
Added By:Yellowtail420 Profile Image Yellowtail420
Hamilton Grade 936 Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 936 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#536521
Manufacturer:Hamilton
Grade:936
Size:18s
Model:1
Jewels:17j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:Yellowtail420 Profile Image Yellowtail420
Hamilton Grade 990 Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 990 Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 990 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#835675
Manufacturer:Hamilton
Grade:990
Size:16s
Model:1
Jewels:21j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:Yellowtail420 Profile Image Yellowtail420
Waltham Grade Am.W.Co. Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade Am.W.Co. Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade Am.W.Co. Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#2809010
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:Am.W.Co.
Size:16s
Model:1872
Jewels:15j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:Yellowtail420 Profile Image Yellowtail420
Waltham Grade Vanguard Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade Vanguard Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#18126433
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:Vanguard
Size:18s
Model:1892
Jewels:23j
Setting:Lever
Finish:
Added By:syfre92 Profile Image syfre92
Elgin Grade 69 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 69 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#4299
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:69
Size:18s
Model:1
Jewels:15j
Setting:Key
Finish:Gilt
Added By:mlat2012 Profile Image mlat2012
American Watch Co. Grade Adams Street Pocket Watch Image American Watch Co. Grade Adams Street Pocket Watch Image American Watch Co. Grade Adams Street Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#582159
Manufacturer:American Watch Co.
Grade:Adams Street
Size:14s
Model:1870-14
Jewels:11j
Setting:Key
Finish:Gilt
Added By:gaarnal Profile Image gaarnal
Rockford Grade 62 Pocket Watch Image Rockford Grade 62 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#416722
Manufacturer:Rockford
Grade:62
Size:18s
Model:7
Jewels:17j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:Yellowtail420 Profile Image Yellowtail420
Hamilton Grade 971 Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 971 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#313373
Manufacturer:Hamilton
Grade:971
Size:16s
Model:2
Jewels:21j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Added By:rjandladyj Profile Image rjandladyj
Waltham Grade Wm. Ellery Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#1941285
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:Wm. Ellery
Size:8s
Model:1873
Jewels:7j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Gilt
Added By:IsochronicFrost Profile Image IsochronicFrost
Elgin Grade 546 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 546 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 546 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#L950854
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:546
Size:10s
Model:5
Jewels:15j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Added By:Edging Profile Image Edging
Hampden Grade Unknown Pocket Watch Image Hampden Grade Unknown Pocket Watch Image Hampden Grade Unknown Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#475096
Manufacturer:Hampden
Grade:Unknown
Size:18s
Model:3
Jewels:15j
Setting:Lever
Finish:
Added By:Edging Profile Image Edging
Elgin Grade 62 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 62 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 62 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#1630
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:62
Size:18s
Model:1
Jewels:15j
Setting:Key
Finish:Gilt
Added By:TimeAntiquarian Profile Image TimeAntiquarian