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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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New England Watch Co. Pocket Watch Patents

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

Watch Regulator

Patent Number:621245
Description:Watch Regulator
Inventor: Edwin Hart
Assignee:New England Watch Co
Patent Date:Mar 14, 1899
Registration Type:Patent

Watch Case Bezel

Patent Number:759101
Description:Watch Case Bezel
Inventor: George E. Hart
Assignee:New England Watch Co
Patent Date:May 3, 1904
Registration Type:Patent

Watch Dial -elk-

Patent Number:D40393
Description:Watch Dial -elk-
Inventor: Edwin Hart
Assignee:New England Watch Co
Patent Date:Dec 14, 1909
Registration Type:Patent

Watch Wind & Set Mech

Patent Number:944860
Description:Watch Wind & Set Mech
Inventor: Edwin Hart
Assignee:New England Watch Co
Patent Date:Dec 28, 1909
Registration Type:Patent

Watch Mount Case

Patent Number:950780
Description:Watch Mount Case
Inventor: Edwin Hart
Assignee:New England Watch Co
Patent Date:Mar 1, 1910
Registration Type:Patent

Watch Chronograph

Patent Number:999498
Description:Watch Chronograph
Inventor: Edwin Hart
Assignee:New England Watch Co
Patent Date:Aug 1, 1911
Registration Type:Patent