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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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Rockford Pocket Watch Patents

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

Watch Regulator

Patent Number:151537
Description:Watch Regulator
Inventor:Joseph W. Hurd
Patent Date:Jun 2, 1874
Patent Type:Improvement

Watch Safety Wheel

Patent Number:202601
Description:Watch Safety Wheel
Inventor:Benjamin F. Stoner
Assignee:Rockford Watch Co
Patent Date:Apr 16, 1878
Patent Type:Improvement

Watch Stem Wind

Patent Number:250148
Description:Watch Stem Wind
Inventor:Joseph W. Hurd
Assignee:Rockford Watch Co
Patent Date:Nov 29, 1881
Patent Type:Improvement

Watch Stem Set

Patent Number:347450
Description:Watch Stem Set
Inventor:Albert Troller
Assignee:Rockford Watch Co
Patent Date:Aug 17, 1886
Patent Type:Improvement

Watch Plate

Patent Number:350903
Description:Watch Plate
Inventor:Albert Troller
Assignee:Rockford Watch Co
Patent Date:Oct 12, 1886
Patent Type:Improvement

Watch Stem Wind & Set

Patent Number:350904
Description:Watch Stem Wind & Set
Inventor:Albert Troller
Assignee:Rockford Watch Co
Patent Date:Oct 12, 1886
Patent Type:Improvement

Watch Movement Box

Patent Number:359946
Description:Watch Movement Box
Inventor:Albert Troller
Assignee:Rockford Watch Co
Patent Date:Mar 22, 1887
Patent Type:Improvement

Watch Stem Wind & Set

Patent Number:408274
Description:Watch Stem Wind & Set
Inventor:Albert Troller
Assignee:Rockford Watch Co
Patent Date:Aug 6, 1889
Patent Type:Improvement

Escape Dbl Roller For Balance

Patent Number:740179
Description:Escape Dbl Roller For Balance
Inventor:Frank J. Reaves
Assignee:Rockford Watch Co Ltd
Patent Date:Sep 29, 1903
Patent Type:Improvement

Watch Wheel Ornament

Patent Number:D36778
Description:Watch Wheel Ornament
Inventor:Frank J. Reaves
Assignee:Rockford Watch Co
Patent Date:Feb 9, 1904
Patent Type:Design