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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 "mechanism" of the watch).
  2. Never use the serial number from the case or any other part.
  3. Always select the correct manufacturer, which is usually stamped on the watch movement or dial.
  4. If the manufacturer is not listed on the site, you may have a "private label" watch or it may not be American-made.
  5. If the serial number includes a letter, enter it along with the number when using the lookup feature.
  6. 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.
  7. Consider uploading images of your watch by creating a collection account on the website. This is compeltely free and assists in promoting research in American horology.
  8. 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
  Serial Number:
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Msw233

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Illinois Grade 183 Pocket Watch Image
2 Admirations
Serial No.:#1673941
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:183
Size:16s
Model:5
Jewels:15j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Illinois Grade 174 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#1854961
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:174
Size:16s
Model:5
Jewels:17j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Illinois Grade 173 Pocket Watch Image
0 Admirations
Serial No.:#1861542
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:173
Size:16s
Model:4
Jewels:15j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Illinois Grade 173 Pocket Watch Image
0 Admirations
Serial No.:#2244560
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:173
Size:16s
Model:4
Jewels:15j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Illinois Grade Sangamo Pocket Watch Image
0 Admirations
Serial No.:#2261614
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:Sangamo
Size:16s
Model:4
Jewels:21j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Two-Tone
Illinois Grade 299 Pocket Watch Image
0 Admirations
Serial No.:#2276232
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:299
Size:12s
Model:1
Jewels:21j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Illinois Grade 299 Pocket Watch Image
0 Admirations
Serial No.:#2276252
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:299
Size:12s
Model:1
Jewels:21j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Illinois Grade Sangamo Pocket Watch Image
0 Admirations
Serial No.:#2334897
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:Sangamo
Size:16s
Model:5
Jewels:21j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Illinois Grade 185 Pocket Watch Image
0 Admirations
Serial No.:#2363098
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:185
Size:16s
Model:5
Jewels:19j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Illinois Grade 219 Pocket Watch Image
0 Admirations
Serial No.:#2434165
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:219
Size:12s
Model:1
Jewels:11j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Illinois Grade Bunn Special Pocket Watch Image
0 Admirations
Serial No.:#2453099
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:Bunn Special
Size:18s
Model:6
Jewels:21j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Illinois Grade 274 Pocket Watch Image
0 Admirations
Serial No.:#2456702
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:274
Size:12s
Model:1
Jewels:19j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Illinois Grade 509 Pocket Watch Image
0 Admirations
Serial No.:#2473257
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:509
Size:12s
Model:4
Jewels:21j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Illinois Grade 409 Pocket Watch Image
0 Admirations
Serial No.:#2530851
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:409
Size:12s
Model:3
Jewels:21j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Illinois Grade 506 Pocket Watch Image
0 Admirations
Serial No.:#2585265
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:506
Size:12s
Model:4
Jewels:17j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Illinois Grade 409 Pocket Watch Image
0 Admirations
Serial No.:#2589742
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:409
Size:12s
Model:3
Jewels:21j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Illinois Grade 409 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#2589861
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:409
Size:12s
Model:3
Jewels:21j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Illinois Grade 404 Pocket Watch Image
0 Admirations
Serial No.:#2640140
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:404
Size:12s
Model:3
Jewels:17j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Illinois Grade Sangamo Special Pocket Watch Image
0 Admirations
Serial No.:#2798488
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:Sangamo Special
Size:16s
Model:9
Jewels:23j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Illinois Grade 509 Pocket Watch Image
0 Admirations
Serial No.:#2832126
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:509
Size:12s
Model:4
Jewels:21j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel