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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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Columbus Watch Co. Pocket Watch Models

Size 18, 15, 14, 9

Model G1*




* Assigned by Researchers
Size 18, 15, 14, 9
Configuration Hunting
Plate 3/4
Setting Lever
Finish Gilt or Nickel
Notes Gruen Swiss Contract
Model G1 Example Images

Model G2*




* Assigned by Researchers
Size 18, 15, 14, 9
Configuration Hunting
Plate 3/4
Setting Lever
Finish Gilt or Nickel
Notes Gruen Swiss Contract
Model G2 Example Images

Model G4*




* Assigned by Researchers
Size 18, 15, 14, 9
Configuration Openface
Plate 3/4
Setting Lever
Finish Gilt or Nickel
Notes Gruen Swiss Contract
Model G4 Example Images

Model G3*




* Assigned by Researchers
Size 18, 15, 14, 9
Configuration Hunting
Plate 3/4
Setting Lever
Finish Gilt or Nickel
Notes Gruen Swiss Contract
Model G3 Example Images

Size 18s

Model 1


Size 18s
Configuration Either
Plate Full
Setting Key
Finish Gilt or Nickel
Notes Balance Cock Directly Adjacent to Barrel Bridge
Model 1 Example Images

Model 2


Size 18s
Configuration Hunting
Plate Full
Setting Lever or Pendant
Finish Gilt or Nickel
Notes Stem-Wind: Plate Screw on Right Side
Model 2 Example Images

Model 3


Size 18s
Configuration Openface
Plate Full
Setting Lever or Pendant
Finish Gilt or Nickel
Notes Stem-Wind: Plate Screw on Left Side
Model 3 Example Images

Size 16s

Model 1


Size 16s
Configuration Hunting
Plate 3/4
Setting Lever or Pendant
Finish Gilt or Nickel
Notes Pendant Right of Barrel
Model 1 Example Images

Model 2


Size 16s
Configuration Openface
Plate 3/4
Setting Lever or Pendant
Finish Gilt or Nickel
Notes Pendant Left of Barrel
Model 2 Example Images

Size 6s

Model 1


Size 6s
Configuration Hunting
Plate 3/4
Setting Lever
Finish Gilt or Nickel
Notes
Model 1 Example Images

Size 4s

Model 1


Size 4s
Configuration Hunting
Plate 3/4
Setting Lever
Finish Gilt or Nickel
Notes
Model 1 Example Images