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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 Grade Bunn Special Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade Bunn Special Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade Bunn Special Pocket Watch Image
4 Admirations
Serial No.:#5092308
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:Bunn Special
Size:16s
Model:14
Jewels:21j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Elgin Grade 194 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 194 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 194 Pocket Watch Image
5 Admirations
Serial No.:#7425356
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:194
Size:12s
Model:3
Jewels:23j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Elgin Grade 188 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 188 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 188 Pocket Watch Image
4 Admirations
Serial No.:#7459685
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:188
Size:12s
Model:2
Jewels:17j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Waltham Grade Royal Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade Royal Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade Royal Pocket Watch Image
3 Admirations
Serial No.:#7537150
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:Royal
Size:18s
Model:1892
Jewels:17j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Two-Tone
Elgin Grade 192 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 192 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 192 Pocket Watch Image
3 Admirations
Serial No.:#8137005
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:192
Size:12s
Model:3
Jewels:17j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Elgin Grade 197 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 197 Pocket Watch Image
0 Admirations
Serial No.:#8191750
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:197
Size:12s
Model:3
Jewels:7j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Elgin Grade 162 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 162 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 162 Pocket Watch Image
4 Admirations
Serial No.:#8497572
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:162
Size:16s
Model:7
Jewels:21j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Elgin Grade 237 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 237 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 237 Pocket Watch Image
3 Admirations
Serial No.:#8540042
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:237
Size:12s
Model:3
Jewels:21j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Elgin Grade 250 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 250 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 250 Pocket Watch Image
0 Admirations
Serial No.:#8688281
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:250
Size:18s
Model:5
Jewels:17j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Gilt
Elgin Grade 274 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 274 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 274 Pocket Watch Image
3 Admirations
Serial No.:#9625102
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:274
Size:18s
Model:9
Jewels:21j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Elgin Grade 270 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 270 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 270 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#9860436
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:270
Size:16s
Model:9
Jewels:21j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Elgin Grade 280 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 280 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 280 Pocket Watch Image
3 Admirations
Serial No.:#10126108
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:280
Size:16s
Model:9
Jewels:17j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Elgin Grade 156 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 156 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 156 Pocket Watch Image
4 Admirations
Serial No.:#10249247
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:156
Size:16s
Model:6
Jewels:21j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Elgin Grade 156 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 156 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 156 Pocket Watch Image
5 Admirations
Serial No.:#10249368
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:156
Size:16s
Model:6
Jewels:21j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Elgin Grade 244 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 244 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 244 Pocket Watch Image
2 Admirations
Serial No.:#10590601
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:244
Size:16s
Model:7
Jewels:17j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Elgin Grade 306 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 306 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 306 Pocket Watch Image
0 Admirations
Serial No.:#11699795
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:306
Size:16s
Model:7
Jewels:15j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Elgin Grade 270 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 270 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 270 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#11824034
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:270
Size:16s
Model:9
Jewels:21j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Elgin Grade 270 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 270 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 270 Pocket Watch Image
2 Admirations
Serial No.:#12318620
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:270
Size:16s
Model:9
Jewels:21j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Elgin Grade 189 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 189 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 189 Pocket Watch Image
17 Admirations
Serial No.:#12847334
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:189
Size:12s
Model:2
Jewels:19j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Waltham Grade No. 825 Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade No. 825 Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade No. 825 Pocket Watch Image
2 Admirations
Serial No.:#12867853
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:No. 825
Size:18s
Model:1883
Jewels:17j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel