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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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Aurora Watch Co. Pocket Watch Patents

The following gallery contains patents that were issued or assigned to Aurora Watch Co. or individuals known to be working for the company at the time. Not all designs were fully implemented into production.

Watch Stem Wind

Patent Number:302737
Description:Watch Stem Wind
Inventor: George F. Johnson
Patent Date:Jul 29, 1884
Registration Type:Patent

Watch Hair Spring Regulate Pin

Patent Number:305821
Description:Watch Hair Spring Regulate Pin
Inventor: George F. Johnson
Patent Date:Sep 30, 1884
Registration Type:Patent

Watch Stem Wind & Set

Patent Number:356134
Description:Watch Stem Wind & Set
Inventor: George F. Johnson
Patent Date:Jan 18, 1887
Registration Type:Patent

Watch Regulator

Patent Number:369006
Description:Watch Regulator
Inventor: Joseph W. Hurd
Assignee:Aurora Watch Co
Patent Date:Aug 30, 1887
Registration Type:Patent
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Watch Stem Wind & Set

Patent Number:406513
Description:Watch Stem Wind & Set
Inventor: George F. Johnson
Patent Date:Jul 9, 1889
Registration Type:Patent
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