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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 172 Pocket Watch Image
0 Admirations
Serial No.:#1433062
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:172
Size:16s
Model:5
Jewels:11j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Hamilton Grade 956 Pocket Watch Image
0 Admirations
Serial No.:#1559263
Manufacturer:Hamilton
Grade:956
Size:16s
Model:2
Jewels:17j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Illinois Grade 174 Pocket Watch Image
0 Admirations
Serial No.:#1655525
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:174
Size:16s
Model:5
Jewels:17j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Hampden Grade Wm. McKinley Pocket Watch Image
0 Admirations
Serial No.:#1989268
Manufacturer:Hampden
Grade:Wm. Mckinley
Size:16s
Model:4
Jewels:17j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Illinois Grade 405 Pocket Watch Image
0 Admirations
Serial No.:#3176635
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:405
Size:12s
Model:3
Jewels:17j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Elgin Grade 180 Pocket Watch Image
0 Admirations
Serial No.:#7456213
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:180
Size:18s
Model:7
Jewels:17j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Waltham Grade No. 820 Pocket Watch Image
0 Admirations
Serial No.:#10462222
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:No. 820
Size:18s
Model:1883
Jewels:15j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Elgin Grade 384 Pocket Watch Image
0 Admirations
Serial No.:#15157201
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:384
Size:12s
Model:3
Jewels:17j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Elgin Grade 316 Pocket Watch Image
0 Admirations
Serial No.:#15492793
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:316
Size:18s
Model:4
Jewels:15j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Elgin Grade 288 Pocket Watch Image
0 Admirations
Serial No.:#17379639
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:288
Size:18s
Model:5
Jewels:7j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel