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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 616 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 616 Pocket Watch Image
2 Admirations
Serial No.:#N792880
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:616
Size:16s
Model:20
Jewels:17j
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.:#1106680
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:P.S. Bartlett
Size:18s
Model:1877
Jewels:11j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Gilt
Added By:OhBugman Profile Image OhBugman
Rockford Grade 835 Pocket Watch Image Rockford Grade 835 Pocket Watch Image Rockford Grade 835 Pocket Watch Image
2 Admirations
Serial No.:#740551
Manufacturer:Rockford
Grade:835
Size:18s
Model:10
Jewels:17j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:cbzimm Profile Image cbzimm
New York Watch Co. Grade John Hancock Pocket Watch Image New York Watch Co. Grade John Hancock Pocket Watch Image New York Watch Co. Grade John Hancock Pocket Watch Image
4 Admirations
Serial No.:#27177
Manufacturer:New York Watch Co.
Grade:John Hancock
Size:18s
Model:1
Jewels:?
Setting:Key
Finish:Gilt
Added By:redjms Profile Image redjms
Hampden Grade Unknown Pocket Watch Image Hampden Grade Unknown Pocket Watch Image Hampden Grade Unknown Pocket Watch Image
5 Admirations
Serial No.:#724958
Manufacturer:Hampden
Grade:Unknown
Size:18s
Model:2 "golden Gate" Grade:43.
Jewels:17j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:redjms Profile Image redjms
Seth Thomas Grade Maiden Lane Pocket Watch Image Seth Thomas Grade Maiden Lane Pocket Watch Image Seth Thomas Grade Maiden Lane Pocket Watch Image
19 Admirations
Serial No.:#220223
Manufacturer:Seth Thomas
Grade:Maiden Lane
Size:18s
Model:5
Jewels:25j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Two-Tone
Added By:astralmind Profile Image astralmind
Waltham Grade Crescent St. Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade Crescent St. Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade Crescent St. Pocket Watch Image
2 Admirations
Serial No.:#6004547
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:Crescent St.
Size:18s
Model:1883
Jewels:17j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Added By:inlinehunter006 Profile Image inlinehunter006
Waltham Grade A.T. & Co. Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade A.T. & Co. Pocket Watch Image
2 Admirations
Serial No.:#55236
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:A.T. & Co.
Size:16s
Model:1860
Jewels:15j
Setting:Key
Finish:Gilt or Nickel
Added By:kumabull Profile Image kumabull
Hampden Grade Railway Pocket Watch Image Hampden Grade Railway Pocket Watch Image Hampden Grade Railway Pocket Watch Image
4 Admirations
Serial No.:#162938
Manufacturer:Hampden
Grade:Railway
Size:18s
Model:2
Jewels:15j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:Scooby1957 Profile Image Scooby1957
Ingersoll Watch Co. Grade  Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#168883
Manufacturer:Ingersoll Watch Co.
Grade:
Size:
Model:
Jewels:
Setting:
Finish:
Added By:myasnik Profile Image myasnik
Hampden Grade Aviator Pocket Watch Image Hampden Grade Aviator Pocket Watch Image Hampden Grade Aviator Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#3535931
Manufacturer:Hampden
Grade:Aviator
Size:12s
Model:5
Jewels:19j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Added By:Nonothing249 Profile Image Nonothing249
Waltham Grade No. 561 Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade No. 561 Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade No. 561 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#23142112
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:No. 561
Size:6/0s
Model:1898
Jewels:7j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Added By:OhBugman Profile Image OhBugman
Elgin Grade 288 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 288 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#18055184
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:288
Size:18s
Model:5
Jewels:7j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Added By:Cyggie65 Profile Image Cyggie65
Elgin Grade 211 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 211 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#8171297
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:211
Size:16s
Model:7
Jewels:7j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Added By:Cyggie65 Profile Image Cyggie65
Elgin Grade 75 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 75 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 75 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#2368786
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:75
Size:18s
Model:5
Jewels:15j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Gilt
Added By:giddykippa Profile Image giddykippa
Waltham Grade No. 3 Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade No. 3 Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade No. 3 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#3323506
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:No. 3
Size:18s
Model:1883
Jewels:11j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Gilt
Added By:giddykippa Profile Image giddykippa
Waltham Grade No. 1 Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade No. 1 Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade No. 1 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#5589427
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:No. 1
Size:18s
Model:1883
Jewels:7j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Gilt
Added By:giddykippa Profile Image giddykippa
Elgin Grade 75 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 75 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 75 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#4067846
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:75
Size:18s
Model:5
Jewels:15j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Gilt
Added By:giddykippa Profile Image giddykippa
Illinois Grade 64 Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade 64 Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade 64 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#1279389
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:64
Size:18s
Model:5 "THE QUEEN EXTRA N. GAMSE N.Y.
Jewels:17j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:OhBugman Profile Image OhBugman
Elgin Grade 471 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 471 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 471 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#25283252
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:471
Size:37s
Model:1
Jewels:7j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Flat
Added By:winterwolf Profile Image winterwolf
Elgin Grade 43 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#2114028
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:43
Size:18s
Model:5
Jewels:11j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Half-Nickel
Added By:squite Profile Image squite
Hamilton Grade 938 Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 938 Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 938 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#13561
Manufacturer:Hamilton
Grade:938
Size:18s
Model:1
Jewels:17j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:Mobilaero Profile Image Mobilaero
Hamilton Grade 968 Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 968 Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 968 Pocket Watch Image
2 Admirations
Serial No.:#52009
Manufacturer:Hamilton
Grade:968
Size:16s
Model:1
Jewels:17j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
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Waltham Grade No. 239 Pocket Watch Image
2 Admirations
Serial No.:#27439758
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:No. 239
Size:12s
Model:1894
Jewels:19j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
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E. Howard Watch Co. (Keystone) Grade Series 1 Pocket Watch Image E. Howard Watch Co. (Keystone) Grade Series 1 Pocket Watch Image E. Howard Watch Co. (Keystone) Grade Series 1 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#1107300
Manufacturer:E. Howard Watch Co. (Keystone)
Grade:Series 1
Size:16s
Model:1907
Jewels:21j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:winterwolf Profile Image winterwolf
Illinois Grade 279 Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade 279 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#4833240
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:279
Size:12s
Model:1
Jewels:21j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Added By:crimsongene Profile Image crimsongene
Waltham Grade Traveler Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade Traveler Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade Traveler Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#24826015
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:Traveler
Size:16s
Model:1908
Jewels:7j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Added By:twinspark Profile Image twinspark
Waltham Grade A.T. & Co. Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade A.T. & Co. Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade A.T. & Co. Pocket Watch Image
4 Admirations
Serial No.:#3332478
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:A.T. & Co.
Size:18s
Model:1883
Jewels:15j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:Dave895 Profile Image Dave895
Elgin Grade 10 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 10 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 10 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#3703418
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:10
Size:18s
Model:3
Jewels:11j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Gilt
Added By:d2hensley Profile Image d2hensley
Elgin Grade 372 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 372 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 372 Pocket Watch Image
3 Admirations
Serial No.:#20211248
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:372
Size:16s
Model:15
Jewels:19j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:d2hensley Profile Image d2hensley
U.S. Watch Co. (Marion, NJ) Grade G.A. Read Pocket Watch Image U.S. Watch Co. (Marion, NJ) Grade G.A. Read Pocket Watch Image U.S. Watch Co. (Marion, NJ) Grade G.A. Read Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#106205
Manufacturer:U.S. Watch Co. (Marion, NJ)
Grade:G.A. Read
Size:18s
Model:
Jewels:7j or 11j
Setting:Key
Finish:Gilt
Added By:Bostonjoe Profile Image Bostonjoe
Illinois Grade Bunn Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade Bunn Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#1527514
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:Bunn
Size:18s
Model:6
Jewels:17j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Two-Tone
Added By:kumabull Profile Image kumabull
E. Ingraham Co. Grade  Pocket Watch Image E. Ingraham Co. Grade  Pocket Watch Image E. Ingraham Co. Grade  Pocket Watch Image
2 Admirations
Serial No.:#52
Manufacturer:E. Ingraham Co.
Grade:
Size:18s
Model:52
Jewels:7j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Gilt
Added By:Northeast Profile Image Northeast
Rockford Grade M2-19RJ Pocket Watch Image Rockford Grade M2-19RJ Pocket Watch Image Rockford Grade M2-19RJ Pocket Watch Image
9 Admirations
Serial No.:#1
Manufacturer:Rockford
Grade:M2-19rj
Size:18s
Model:2
Jewels:19j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Gilt
Added By:JonesHoran Profile Image JonesHoran
Elgin Grade 69 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 69 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 69 Pocket Watch Image
6 Admirations
Serial No.:#558
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:69
Size:18s
Model:1
Jewels:15j
Setting:Key
Finish:Gilt
Added By:pmwas1 Profile Image pmwas1
Westclox Grade Westclox Pocket Watch Image Westclox Grade Westclox Pocket Watch Image Westclox Grade Westclox Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#WW61
Manufacturer:Westclox
Grade:Westclox
Size:14s
Model:
Jewels:
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Aluminum
Added By:OhBugman Profile Image OhBugman
Seth Thomas Grade 59 Pocket Watch Image Seth Thomas Grade 59 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#207326
Manufacturer:Seth Thomas
Grade:59
Size:18s
Model:5
Jewels:15j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Gold Flashed
Added By:cbzimm Profile Image cbzimm
Elgin Grade 479 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 479 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 479 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#30370641
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:479
Size:12s
Model:4
Jewels:17j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Added By:okiejohn Profile Image okiejohn
Illinois Grade Miller Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade Miller Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade Miller Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#68100
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:Miller
Size:18s
Model:3
Jewels:17j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Gilt
Added By:Rickhufnagel7 Profile Image Rickhufnagel7
Illinois Grade 51 Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade 51 Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade 51 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#1285081
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:51
Size:18s
Model:6
Jewels:15j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:Radone1994 Profile Image Radone1994