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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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Illinois Grade 304 Pocket Watch Image
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Serial No.:#2233746
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:304
Size:16s
Model:9
Jewels:17j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Hamilton Grade 992 Pocket Watch Image
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Serial No.:#2482872
Manufacturer:Hamilton
Grade:992
Size:16s
Model:2
Jewels:21j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Hamilton Grade 974 Special Pocket Watch Image
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Serial No.:#2566205
Manufacturer:Hamilton
Grade:974 Special
Size:16s
Model:2
Jewels:17j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Hamilton Grade 912 Pocket Watch Image
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Serial No.:#3458468
Manufacturer:Hamilton
Grade:912
Size:12s
Model:2
Jewels:17j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Waltham Grade No. 220 Pocket Watch Image
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Serial No.:#12126059
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:No. 220
Size:12s
Model:1894
Jewels:15j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Elgin Grade 290 Pocket Watch Image
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Serial No.:#20487618
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:290
Size:16s
Model:6
Jewels:7j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Ball - Hamilton Grade 999P Pocket Watch Image
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Serial No.:#B623957
Manufacturer:Ball - Hamilton
Grade:999p
Size:16s
Model:1
Jewels:21j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Hamilton Grade 748 Pocket Watch Image
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Serial No.:#CY20840
Manufacturer:Hamilton
Grade:748
Size:8/0s
Model:
Jewels:18j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel