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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 Pocket Watch Serial Number Lookup

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Illinois Grade 127 Pocket Watch Image
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Serial No.:#5424758
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:127
Size:12s
Model:3
Jewels:17j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Added By:Gerhardt1962 Profile Image Gerhardt1962
Illinois Grade 405 Pocket Watch Image
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Serial No.:#3889716
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:405
Size:12s
Model:4
Jewels:17j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Added By:Gerhardt1962 Profile Image Gerhardt1962
Illinois Grade 404 Pocket Watch Image
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Serial No.:#3475304
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:404
Size:12s
Model:3
Jewels:17j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Added By:Gerhardt1962 Profile Image Gerhardt1962
Illinois Grade 405 Pocket Watch Image
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Serial No.:#3924618
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:405
Size:12s
Model:3
Jewels:17j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Added By:Gerhardt1962 Profile Image Gerhardt1962
Illinois Grade A. Lincoln Pocket Watch Image
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Serial No.:#3932657
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:A. Lincoln
Size:12s
Model:3
Jewels:21j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Added By:Gerhardt1962 Profile Image Gerhardt1962
Illinois Grade 4 Pocket Watch Image
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Serial No.:#705167
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:4
Size:18s
Model:2
Jewels:11j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Gilt
Added By:Gerhardt1962 Profile Image Gerhardt1962
Illinois Grade 405 Pocket Watch Image
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Serial No.:#4163482
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:405
Size:12s
Model:3
Jewels:17j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Added By:Gerhardt1962 Profile Image Gerhardt1962
Illinois Grade Columbia Pocket Watch Image
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Serial No.:#171546
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:Columbia
Size:18s
Model:2
Jewels:11j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Gilt
Added By:Gerhardt1962 Profile Image Gerhardt1962