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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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Hamilton Grade 974 Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 974 Pocket Watch Image
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Serial No.:#896526
Manufacturer:Hamilton
Grade:974
Size:16s
Model:1
Jewels:17j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Elgin Grade 94 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 94 Pocket Watch Image
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Serial No.:#3082935
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:94
Size:6s
Model:1
Jewels:11j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Gilt
Elgin Grade 97 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 97 Pocket Watch Image
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Serial No.:#3863150
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:97
Size:18s
Model:1
Jewels:7j
Setting:Key
Finish:Gilt
Elgin Grade 288 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 288 Pocket Watch Image
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Serial No.:#10940439
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:288
Size:18s
Model:5
Jewels:7j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Elgin Grade 287 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 287 Pocket Watch Image
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Serial No.:#10985492
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:287
Size:18s
Model:4
Jewels:7j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Ball - Waltham Grade Official Standard Pocket Watch Image Ball - Waltham Grade Official Standard Pocket Watch Image
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Serial No.:#B535499
Manufacturer:Ball - Waltham
Grade:Official Standard
Size:16s
Model:1899
Jewels:17j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel