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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.
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Research & Media


Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review, Volume 23
Published: 1891
Page: 41
Tags: Rockford Watch Co., News, Factory

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review, Volume 23
Published: 1891
Page: 54
Tags: Rockford Watch Co., Quick Train

Source: Lapp & Flershem Catalog
Published: 1904
Page:
Tags: Ad, Rockford Watch Co., Grade 900, Movement

Source: Lapp & Flershem Catalog
Published: 1904
Page:
Tags: Ad, Rockford Watch Co., Grade 805, Grade 905, Movement

Source: Lapp & Flershem Catalog
Published: 1904
Page:
Tags: Ad, Rockford Watch Co., Grade 810, Grade 910, Movement

Source: Lapp & Flershem Catalog
Published: 1904
Page:
Tags: Ad, Rockford Watch Co., Grade 820, Grade 920, Movement

Source: Lapp & Flershem Catalog
Published: 1904
Page:
Tags: Ad, Rockford Watch Co., Grade 825, Grade 925, Movement

Source: Lapp & Flershem Catalog
Published: 1904
Page:
Tags: Ad, Rockford Watch Co., Grade 830, Grade 930, Movement

Source: Lapp & Flershem Catalog
Published: 1904
Page:
Tags: Ad, Rockford Watch Co., Grade 835, Grade 935, Movement

Source: Lapp & Flershem Catalog
Published: 1904
Page:
Tags: Ad, Rockford Watch Co., Grade 500, Grade 505, Movement

Source: Lapp & Flershem Catalog
Published: 1904
Page:
Tags: Ad, Rockford Watch Co., Grade 510, Grade 515, Movement

Source: Lapp & Flershem Catalog
Published: 1904
Page:
Tags: Ad, Rockford Watch Co., Grade 520, Grade 525, Movement

Source: Lapp & Flershem Catalog
Published: 1904
Page:
Tags: Ad, Rockford Watch Co., Grade 530, Grade 535, Movement

Source: Lapp & Flershem Catalog
Published: 1904
Page:
Tags: Ad, Rockford Watch Co., Grade 540, Grade 545, Movement

Source: Lapp & Flershem Catalog
Published: 1904
Page:
Tags: Ad, Rockford Watch Co., Grade 550, Grade 555, Movement

Source: Lapp & Flershem Catalog
Published: 1904
Page:
Tags: Ad, Rockford Watch Co., Grade 560, Grade 565, Movement

Source: Lapp & Flershem Catalog
Published: 1904
Page:
Tags: Ad, Rockford Watch Co., Grade 570, Grade 575, Movement