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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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Illinois Grade Hoyt Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade Hoyt Pocket Watch Image
2 Admirations
Serial No.:#38293
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:Hoyt
Size:18s
Model:1
Jewels:9j
Setting:Key
Finish:Gilt
Added By:JoHolly Profile Image JoHolly
Keystone Standard Watch Co. Grade  Pocket Watch Image Keystone Standard Watch Co. Grade  Pocket Watch Image Keystone Standard Watch Co. Grade  Pocket Watch Image
2 Admirations
Serial No.:#314066
Manufacturer:Keystone Standard Watch Co.
Grade:
Size:18s
Model:
Jewels:15j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:TimFitz Profile Image TimFitz
Elgin Grade 155 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 155 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 155 Pocket Watch Image
2 Admirations
Serial No.:#6462953
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:155
Size:16s
Model:6
Jewels:17j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Added By:texnet Profile Image texnet
Rockford Grade 82 Pocket Watch Image Rockford Grade 82 Pocket Watch Image Rockford Grade 82 Pocket Watch Image
4 Admirations
Serial No.:#433616
Manufacturer:Rockford
Grade:82
Size:18s
Model:8
Jewels:17j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Two-Tone
Added By:Mobilaero Profile Image Mobilaero
Illinois Grade Bunn Special Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade Bunn Special Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade Bunn Special Pocket Watch Image
2 Admirations
Serial No.:#2556167
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:Bunn Special
Size:18s
Model:6
Jewels:23j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:Robbybob1 Profile Image Robbybob1
Hamilton Grade 992 Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 992 Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 992 Pocket Watch Image
3 Admirations
Serial No.:#1620975
Manufacturer:Hamilton
Grade:992
Size:16s
Model:2
Jewels:21j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:howdydave Profile Image howdydave
Seth Thomas Grade 189 Pocket Watch Image Seth Thomas Grade 189 Pocket Watch Image Seth Thomas Grade 189 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#275913
Manufacturer:Seth Thomas
Grade:189
Size:18s
Model:5
Jewels:17j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Added By:TimFitz Profile Image TimFitz
Seth Thomas Grade 205 Pocket Watch Image Seth Thomas Grade 205 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#912974
Manufacturer:Seth Thomas
Grade:205
Size:6s
Model:17
Jewels:15j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Two-Tone
Added By:TimFitz Profile Image TimFitz
Hampden Grade Diadem Pocket Watch Image Hampden Grade Diadem Pocket Watch Image Hampden Grade Diadem Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#3245500
Manufacturer:Hampden
Grade:Diadem
Size:3/0s
Model:5
Jewels:15j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:winterwolf Profile Image winterwolf
Illinois Grade 706 Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade 706 Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade 706 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#3354391
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:706
Size:16s
Model:9
Jewels:17j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:giddykippa Profile Image giddykippa
Illinois Grade Columbia Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade Columbia Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade Columbia Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#184020
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:Columbia
Size:18s
Model:2
Jewels:11j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Gilt or Nickel
Added By:akopdahl Profile Image akopdahl
Illinois Grade Miller Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade Miller Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade Miller Pocket Watch Image
2 Admirations
Serial No.:#328437
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:Miller
Size:18s
Model:2
Jewels:15j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Gilt
Added By:pmwas1 Profile Image pmwas1
Elgin Grade 20 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 20 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 20 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#157123
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:20
Size:18s
Model:2
Jewels:15j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Gilt
Added By:TimeAntiquarian Profile Image TimeAntiquarian
Illinois Grade Bates Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade Bates Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade Bates Pocket Watch Image
3 Admirations
Serial No.:#44746
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:Bates
Size:18s
Model:2
Jewels:7j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Gilt
Added By:pmwas1 Profile Image pmwas1
Illinois Grade 5 Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade 5 Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade 5 Pocket Watch Image
5 Admirations
Serial No.:#731756
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:5
Size:18s
Model:2
Jewels:15j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Gilt
Added By:TimeAntiquarian Profile Image TimeAntiquarian
Hampden Grade No. 34 Pocket Watch Image Hampden Grade No. 34 Pocket Watch Image Hampden Grade No. 34 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#143997
Manufacturer:Hampden
Grade:No. 34
Size:18s
Model:2
Jewels:15j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Gilt
Added By:giddykippa Profile Image giddykippa
Swiss Imports Grade  Pocket Watch Image Swiss Imports Grade  Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#22344
Manufacturer:Swiss Imports
Grade:
Size:18s
Model:
Jewels:15j
Setting:Key
Finish:
Added By:LAM1945 Profile Image LAM1945
Keystone Standard Watch Co. Grade  Pocket Watch Image Keystone Standard Watch Co. Grade  Pocket Watch Image
2 Admirations
Serial No.:#368213
Manufacturer:Keystone Standard Watch Co.
Grade:
Size:18s
Model:
Jewels:15j
Setting:Lever
Finish:
Added By:TimFitz Profile Image TimFitz
Hampden Grade No. 33 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#217509
Manufacturer:Hampden
Grade:No. 33
Size:18s
Model:1
Jewels:15j
Setting:Key
Finish:Gilt
Added By:Mogman50 Profile Image Mogman50
Hampden Grade Dueber Grand Pocket Watch Image Hampden Grade Dueber Grand Pocket Watch Image Hampden Grade Dueber Grand Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#2488993
Manufacturer:Hampden
Grade:Dueber Grand
Size:18s
Model:3
Jewels:17j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Added By:Rickhufnagel7 Profile Image Rickhufnagel7
Hampden Grade No. 66 Pocket Watch Image Hampden Grade No. 66 Pocket Watch Image Hampden Grade No. 66 Pocket Watch Image
2 Admirations
Serial No.:#1023884
Manufacturer:Hampden
Grade:No. 66
Size:18s
Model:3
Jewels:11j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Gilt
Added By:giddykippa Profile Image giddykippa
South Bend Grade 340 Pocket Watch Image South Bend Grade 340 Pocket Watch Image
7 Admirations
Serial No.:#396082
Manufacturer:South Bend
Grade:340
Size:18s
Model:1
Jewels:17j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:ChrisG Profile Image ChrisG
South Bend Grade 343 Pocket Watch Image South Bend Grade 343 Pocket Watch Image South Bend Grade 343 Pocket Watch Image
2 Admirations
Serial No.:#419290
Manufacturer:South Bend
Grade:343
Size:18s
Model:1
Jewels:17j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:wmike565 Profile Image wmike565
Appleton, Tracy, & Co. Grade P.S. Bartlett Pocket Watch Image Appleton, Tracy, & Co. Grade P.S. Bartlett Pocket Watch Image Appleton, Tracy, & Co. Grade P.S. Bartlett Pocket Watch Image
4 Admirations
Serial No.:#13424
Manufacturer:Appleton, Tracy, & Co.
Grade:P.S. Bartlett
Size:18s
Model:1857
Jewels:15j
Setting:Key
Finish:
Added By:Commissioner Profile Image Commissioner
Hamilton Grade 961 Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 961 Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 961 Pocket Watch Image
8 Admirations
Serial No.:#325896
Manufacturer:Hamilton
Grade:961
Size:16s
Model:4
Jewels:21j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:Mobilaero Profile Image Mobilaero
Elgin Grade 47 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 47 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 47 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#602221
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:47
Size:16s
Model:1
Jewels:7j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Gilt
Added By:okiejohn Profile Image okiejohn
New York Watch Co. Grade Theo E.  Studley Pocket Watch Image New York Watch Co. Grade Theo E.  Studley Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#21831
Manufacturer:New York Watch Co.
Grade:Theo E. Studley
Size:18s
Model:
Jewels:11j
Setting:Key
Finish:Gilt
Added By:Rickhufnagel7 Profile Image Rickhufnagel7
Waltham Grade Assorted Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade Assorted Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade Assorted Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#18027571
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:Assorted
Size:0s
Model:Asst
Jewels:16j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Gilt
Added By:giddykippa Profile Image giddykippa
E. Howard & Co. Grade Series V Pocket Watch Image E. Howard & Co. Grade Series V Pocket Watch Image E. Howard & Co. Grade Series V Pocket Watch Image
3 Admirations
Serial No.:#54005
Manufacturer:E. Howard & Co.
Grade:Series V
Size:Other
Model:1869-l
Jewels:15j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Gilt
Added By:esoxhunter Profile Image esoxhunter
Elgin Grade 240 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 240 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 240 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#10982164
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:240
Size:18s
Model:8
Jewels:19j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:Rickhufnagel7 Profile Image Rickhufnagel7
Patek, Philippe & Cie. Grade Unknown Pocket Watch Image Patek, Philippe & Cie. Grade Unknown Pocket Watch Image Patek, Philippe & Cie. Grade Unknown Pocket Watch Image
5 Admirations
Serial No.:#83058
Manufacturer:Patek, Philippe & Cie.
Grade:Unknown
Size:1s
Model:1889
Jewels:?
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Added By:Pounder83 Profile Image Pounder83
Illinois Grade 173 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#1316832
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:173
Size:16s
Model:4
Jewels:15j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:eparso Profile Image eparso
Illinois Grade 173 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#1308308
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:173
Size:16s
Model:4
Jewels:15j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:galenpriest Profile Image galenpriest
Hamilton Grade 952 Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 952 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#854659
Manufacturer:Hamilton
Grade:952
Size:16s
Model:3
Jewels:19j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:fordcasa Profile Image fordcasa
Hamilton Grade 952 Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 952 Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 952 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#1080055
Manufacturer:Hamilton
Grade:952
Size:16s
Model:3
Jewels:19j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:okiejohn Profile Image okiejohn
Ball - Hamilton Grade 999H Pocket Watch Image Ball - Hamilton Grade 999H Pocket Watch Image Ball - Hamilton Grade 999H Pocket Watch Image
4 Admirations
Serial No.:#534608
Manufacturer:Ball - Hamilton
Grade:999h
Size:18s
Model:1
Jewels:17j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:redjms Profile Image redjms
Elgin Grade 44 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 44 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 44 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#2119680
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:44
Size:18s
Model:5
Jewels:15j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Added By:okiejohn Profile Image okiejohn
Waltham Grade No. 25 Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade No. 25 Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade No. 25 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#3093286
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:No. 25
Size:18s
Model:1883
Jewels:15j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:baranjhn Profile Image baranjhn
Waltham Grade No. 15 Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade No. 15 Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade No. 15 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#3207526
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:No. 15
Size:18s
Model:1883
Jewels:15j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Gilt
Added By:bbrowder Profile Image bbrowder
Waltham Grade No. 35 Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade No. 35 Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade No. 35 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#3217553
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:No. 35
Size:18s
Model:1883
Jewels:15j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Added By:dovestar06 Profile Image dovestar06