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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 Riverside Chronograph Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade Riverside Chronograph Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade Riverside Chronograph Pocket Watch Image
4 Admirations
Serial No.:#1059683
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:Riverside Chronograph
Size:14s
Model:1874
Jewels:11j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Gilt
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4 Admirations
Serial No.:#351301
Manufacturer:Seth Thomas
Grade:Maiden Lane
Size:18s
Model:5
Jewels:25j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Two-Tone
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Elgin Grade 103 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 103 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 103 Pocket Watch Image
3 Admirations
Serial No.:#4969632
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:103
Size:18s
Model:3
Jewels:15j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
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Waltham Grade No. 20 Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade No. 20 Pocket Watch Image
3 Admirations
Serial No.:#6388824
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:No. 20
Size:16s
Model:1888
Jewels:7j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Gilt
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Hamilton Grade 940 Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 940 Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 940 Pocket Watch Image
2 Admirations
Serial No.:#242140
Manufacturer:Hamilton
Grade:940
Size:18s
Model:1
Jewels:21j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
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Elgin Grade 301 Pocket Watch Image
2 Admirations
Serial No.:#17094543
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:301
Size:12s
Model:2
Jewels:7j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
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Elgin Grade 571 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 571 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 571 Pocket Watch Image
2 Admirations
Serial No.:#I279091
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:571
Size:16s
Model:20
Jewels:21j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
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Waltham Grade No. 225 Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade No. 225 Pocket Watch Image
2 Admirations
Serial No.:#20442794
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:No. 225
Size:Unknown
Model:1894
Jewels:17j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Added By:JeffChristie Profile Image JeffChristie
Elgin Grade 370 Pocket Watch Image
2 Admirations
Serial No.:#15155125
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:370
Size:16s
Model:15
Jewels:17j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
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Hamilton Grade 992E Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 992E Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 992E Pocket Watch Image
2 Admirations
Serial No.:#2652612
Manufacturer:Hamilton
Grade:992e
Size:16s
Model:2
Jewels:21j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
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Elgin Grade 289 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 289 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#19476589
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:289
Size:6s
Model:2
Jewels:7j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Gilt
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Ball - Hamilton Grade 999B Pocket Watch Image Ball - Hamilton Grade 999B Pocket Watch Image Ball - Hamilton Grade 999B Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#1B1228
Manufacturer:Ball - Hamilton
Grade:999b
Size:16s
Model:5
Jewels:21j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
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Illinois Grade 79 Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade 79 Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade 79 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#1809676
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:79
Size:18s
Model:6
Jewels:17j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
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Ball Grade 999A Pocket Watch Image Ball Grade 999A Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#208507
Manufacturer:Ball
Grade:999a
Size:18s
Model:1
Jewels:21j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
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Waltham Grade No. 617 Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade No. 617 Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade No. 617 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#28717068
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:No. 617
Size:6/0s
Model:1898
Jewels:17j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
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Waltham Grade Seaside Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade Seaside Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade Seaside Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#7809414
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:Seaside
Size:0s
Model:1891
Jewels:15j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
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Elgin Grade 57 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 57 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 57 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#33101
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:57
Size:18s
Model:1
Jewels:13j
Setting:Key
Finish:Gilt
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Waltham Grade A.T. & Co. Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade A.T. & Co. Pocket Watch Image
21 Admirations
Serial No.:#5973
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:A.T. & Co.
Size:18s
Model:1857
Jewels:18j
Setting:Key
Finish:Gilt
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Hampden Grade John C. Dueber Pocket Watch Image Hampden Grade John C. Dueber Pocket Watch Image Hampden Grade John C. Dueber Pocket Watch Image
5 Admirations
Serial No.:#2466147
Manufacturer:Hampden
Grade:John C. Dueber
Size:16s
Model:4
Jewels:21j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
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Hampden Grade Wm. McKinley Pocket Watch Image Hampden Grade Wm. McKinley Pocket Watch Image Hampden Grade Wm. McKinley Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#2076051
Manufacturer:Hampden
Grade:Wm. Mckinley
Size:16s
Model:4
Jewels:21j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
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Hampden Grade Wm. McKinley Pocket Watch Image Hampden Grade Wm. McKinley Pocket Watch Image Hampden Grade Wm. McKinley Pocket Watch Image
4 Admirations
Serial No.:#3114346
Manufacturer:Hampden
Grade:Wm. Mckinley
Size:16s
Model:5
Jewels:21j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
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Hamilton Grade 934 Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 934 Pocket Watch Image
7 Admirations
Serial No.:#4740
Manufacturer:Hamilton
Grade:934
Size:18s
Model:1
Jewels:17j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
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Hamilton Grade 934 Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 934 Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 934 Pocket Watch Image
9 Admirations
Serial No.:#4383
Manufacturer:Hamilton
Grade:934
Size:18s
Model:1
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
1 Admiration
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Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:A.T. & Co.
Size:18s
Model:1857
Jewels:15j
Setting:Key
Finish:Gilt
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E. Howard Watch Co. (Keystone) Grade Series 9 Pocket Watch Image E. Howard Watch Co. (Keystone) Grade Series 9 Pocket Watch Image E. Howard Watch Co. (Keystone) Grade Series 9 Pocket Watch Image
5 Admirations
Serial No.:#984761
Manufacturer:E. Howard Watch Co. (Keystone)
Grade:Series 9
Size:16s
Model:1905
Jewels:17j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
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E. Howard Watch Co. (Keystone) Grade Series 9 Pocket Watch Image E. Howard Watch Co. (Keystone) Grade Series 9 Pocket Watch Image E. Howard Watch Co. (Keystone) Grade Series 9 Pocket Watch Image
5 Admirations
Serial No.:#991238
Manufacturer:E. Howard Watch Co. (Keystone)
Grade:Series 9
Size:16s
Model:1905
Jewels:17j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
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E. Howard Watch Co. (Keystone) Grade Series 9 Pocket Watch Image E. Howard Watch Co. (Keystone) Grade Series 9 Pocket Watch Image E. Howard Watch Co. (Keystone) Grade Series 9 Pocket Watch Image
4 Admirations
Serial No.:#1125302
Manufacturer:E. Howard Watch Co. (Keystone)
Grade:Series 9
Size:16s
Model:1905
Jewels:17j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
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E. Howard Watch Co. (Keystone) Grade Series 9 Pocket Watch Image E. Howard Watch Co. (Keystone) Grade Series 9 Pocket Watch Image E. Howard Watch Co. (Keystone) Grade Series 9 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#1145536
Manufacturer:E. Howard Watch Co. (Keystone)
Grade:Series 9
Size:16s
Model:1905
Jewels:17j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
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Unknown Grade  Pocket Watch Image Unknown Grade  Pocket Watch Image Unknown Grade  Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#
Manufacturer:Unknown
Grade:
Size:
Model:
Jewels:
Setting:
Finish:
Added By:yellowsub Profile Image yellowsub
Elgin Grade 44 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 44 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 44 Pocket Watch Image
4 Admirations
Serial No.:#2149816
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:44
Size:18s
Model:5
Jewels:15j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
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Elgin Grade 248 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 248 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#8882151
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:248
Size:16s
Model:7
Jewels:15j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
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Unknown Grade  Pocket Watch Image Unknown Grade  Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#
Manufacturer:Unknown
Grade:
Size:
Model:
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Waltham Grade No. 22 Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade No. 22 Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade No. 22 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#5298344
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:No. 22
Size:16s
Model:1888
Jewels:11j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Gilt
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Waltham Grade No. 20 Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade No. 20 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#5917889
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:No. 20
Size:16s
Model:1888
Jewels:7j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Gilt
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Waltham Grade No. 20 Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade No. 20 Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade No. 20 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#6308513
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:No. 20
Size:16s
Model:1888
Jewels:7j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Gilt
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Waltham Grade Export Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade Export Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade Export Pocket Watch Image
2 Admirations
Serial No.:#8140104
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:Export
Size:16s
Model:1888
Jewels:7j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Gilt
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Waltham Grade Bond St. Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade Bond St. Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#7768863
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:Bond St.
Size:16s
Model:1888
Jewels:7j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Gilt
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Waltham Grade No. 20 Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade No. 20 Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade No. 20 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#8260922
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:No. 20
Size:16s
Model:1888
Jewels:7j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Gilt
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Waltham Grade No. 20 Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade No. 20 Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade No. 20 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#5873735
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:No. 20
Size:16s
Model:1888
Jewels:7j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Gilt
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Waltham Grade No. 20 Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade No. 20 Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade No. 20 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#7191354
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:No. 20
Size:16s
Model:1888
Jewels:7j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Gilt
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