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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 Riverside Pocket Watch Image
0 Admirations
Serial No.:#912171
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:Riverside
Size:14s
Model:1874
Jewels:7j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Gilt
E. Howard Watch Co. (Keystone) Grade Series 6 Pocket Watch Image E. Howard Watch Co. (Keystone) Grade Series 6 Pocket Watch Image
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Serial No.:#1055778
Manufacturer:E. Howard Watch Co. (Keystone)
Grade:Series 6
Size:12s
Model:1908
Jewels:19j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
E. Howard Watch Co. (Keystone) Grade Series 7 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#1142428
Manufacturer:E. Howard Watch Co. (Keystone)
Grade:Series 7
Size:12s
Model:1908
Jewels:17j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Illinois Grade 174 Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade 174 Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade 174 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#1324633
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:174
Size:16s
Model:4
Jewels:17j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Illinois Grade A. Lincoln Pocket Watch Image
0 Admirations
Serial No.:#2081655
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:A. Lincoln
Size:16s
Model:5
Jewels:21j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Illinois Grade Bunn Special Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade Bunn Special Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade Bunn Special Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#3604302
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:Bunn Special
Size:16s
Model:11
Jewels:23j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Illinois Grade Bunn Special Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#4013466
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:Bunn Special
Size:16s
Model:9
Jewels:21j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Illinois Grade Bunn Special Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#5146276
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:Bunn Special
Size:16s
Model:14
Jewels:21j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel