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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
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Waltham Grade No. 1621 Pocket Watch Image
0 Admirations
Serial No.:#30493393
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:No. 1621
Size:16s
Model:1908
Jewels:21j
Setting:Lever
Finish:
Elgin Grade 478 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 478 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 478 Pocket Watch Image
2 Admirations
Serial No.:#31207910
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:478
Size:16s
Model:15
Jewels:21j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Elgin Grade 494 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 494 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 494 Pocket Watch Image
3 Admirations
Serial No.:#34948257
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:494
Size:16s
Model:15
Jewels:23j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Hamilton Grade 992B Pocket Watch Image
0 Admirations
Serial No.:#C61078
Manufacturer:Hamilton
Grade:992b
Size:16s
Model:5
Jewels:21j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
0 Admirations
Serial No.:#B236189
Manufacturer:Ball - Waltham
Grade:Official Standard
Size:16s
Model:1899
Jewels:19j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Ball - Waltham Grade Official Standard Pocket Watch Image Ball - Waltham Grade Official Standard Pocket Watch Image Ball - Waltham Grade Official Standard Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#B237416
Manufacturer:Ball - Waltham
Grade:Official Standard
Size:16s
Model:1899
Jewels:17j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Ball - Waltham Grade Official Standard Pocket Watch Image Ball - Waltham Grade Official Standard Pocket Watch Image Ball - Waltham Grade Official Standard Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#B256189
Manufacturer:Ball - Waltham
Grade:Official Standard
Size:16s
Model:1899
Jewels:19j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Hamilton Grade 992B Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 992B Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 992B Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#C301641
Manufacturer:Hamilton
Grade:992b
Size:16s
Model:5
Jewels:21j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Hamilton Grade 992B Pocket Watch Image
0 Admirations
Serial No.:#C452609
Manufacturer:Hamilton
Grade:992b
Size:16s
Model:5
Jewels:21j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Ball - Hamilton Grade 999P Pocket Watch Image Ball - Hamilton Grade 999P Pocket Watch Image Ball - Hamilton Grade 999P Pocket Watch Image
3 Admirations
Serial No.:#B623957
Manufacturer:Ball - Hamilton
Grade:999p
Size:16s
Model:1
Jewels:21j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel