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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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Columbus Watch Co. Grade Unknown Pocket Watch Image Columbus Watch Co. Grade Unknown Pocket Watch Image Columbus Watch Co. Grade Unknown Pocket Watch Image
0 Admirations
Serial No.:#60019
Manufacturer:Columbus Watch Co.
Grade:Unknown
Size:18s
Model:2
Jewels:11j
Setting:Key
Finish:Nickel
Elgin Grade 55 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 55 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#75472
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:55
Size:18s
Model:1
Jewels:11j
Setting:Key
Finish:Gilt
Columbus Watch Co. Grade Ruby Pocket Watch Image Columbus Watch Co. Grade Ruby Pocket Watch Image Columbus Watch Co. Grade Ruby Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#501185
Manufacturer:Columbus Watch Co.
Grade:Ruby
Size:16s
Model:1
Jewels:21j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Two-Tone
E. Howard & Co. Grade  Pocket Watch Image E. Howard & Co. Grade  Pocket Watch Image E. Howard & Co. Grade  Pocket Watch Image
0 Admirations
Serial No.:#501281
Manufacturer:E. Howard & Co.
Grade:
Size:14s
Model:
Jewels:15j or 17j
Setting:Unknown
Finish:Nickel
Seth Thomas Grade 37 Pocket Watch Image Seth Thomas Grade 37 Pocket Watch Image Seth Thomas Grade 37 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#521396
Manufacturer:Seth Thomas
Grade:37
Size:18s
Model:7
Jewels:7j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Illinois Grade 2 Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade 2 Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade 2 Pocket Watch Image
0 Admirations
Serial No.:#614878
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:2
Size:18s
Model:2
Jewels:11j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Gilt
Hamilton Grade 920 Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 920 Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 920 Pocket Watch Image
2 Admirations
Serial No.:#1920539
Manufacturer:Hamilton
Grade:920
Size:12s
Model:1
Jewels:23j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Hampden Grade Diadem Pocket Watch Image Hampden Grade Diadem Pocket Watch Image Hampden Grade Diadem Pocket Watch Image
0 Admirations
Serial No.:#2381546
Manufacturer:Hampden
Grade:Diadem
Size:3/0s
Model:4
Jewels:15j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Hamilton Grade 912 Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 912 Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 912 Pocket Watch Image
0 Admirations
Serial No.:#3232382
Manufacturer:Hamilton
Grade:912
Size:12s
Model:2
Jewels:17j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Illinois Grade 305 Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade 305 Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade 305 Pocket Watch Image
0 Admirations
Serial No.:#4025356
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:305
Size:16s
Model:7
Jewels:17j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Waltham Grade Riverside Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade Riverside Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade Riverside Pocket Watch Image
0 Admirations
Serial No.:#12014284
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:Riverside
Size:16s
Model:1899
Jewels:17j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Elgin Grade 288 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 288 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 288 Pocket Watch Image
0 Admirations
Serial No.:#12551918
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:288
Size:18s
Model:5
Jewels:7j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Waltham Grade No. 81 Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade No. 81 Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade No. 81 Pocket Watch Image
0 Admirations
Serial No.:#14042851
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:No. 81
Size:18s
Model:1883
Jewels:15j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Gilt
Elgin Grade 291 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 291 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 291 Pocket Watch Image
0 Admirations
Serial No.:#26268290
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:291
Size:16s
Model:7
Jewels:7j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Elgin Grade 345 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 345 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 345 Pocket Watch Image
0 Admirations
Serial No.:#29857390
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:345
Size:12s
Model:3
Jewels:17j
Setting:Pendant
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
0 Admirations
Serial No.:#B225028
Manufacturer:Ball - Waltham
Grade:Official Standard
Size:16s
Model:1899
Jewels:17j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel