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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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Hamilton Grade 974 Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 974 Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 974 Pocket Watch Image
0 Admirations
Serial No.:#842097
Manufacturer:Hamilton
Grade:974
Size:16s
Model:1
Jewels:17j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Hamilton Grade 992 Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 992 Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 992 Pocket Watch Image
0 Admirations
Serial No.:#1553003
Manufacturer:Hamilton
Grade:992
Size:16s
Model:2
Jewels:21j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Illinois Grade 37 Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade 37 Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade 37 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#2638450
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:37
Size:0s
Model:1
Jewels:17j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Illinois Grade A. Lincoln Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade A. Lincoln Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade A. Lincoln Pocket Watch Image
0 Admirations
Serial No.:#3402601
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:A. Lincoln
Size:16s
Model:9
Jewels:21j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Illinois Grade 405 Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade 405 Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade 405 Pocket Watch Image
0 Admirations
Serial No.:#4112711
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:405
Size:12s
Model:3
Jewels:17j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Waltham Grade Crescent St. Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade Crescent St. Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade Crescent St. Pocket Watch Image
2 Admirations
Serial No.:#5740720
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:Crescent St.
Size:18s
Model:1883
Jewels:17j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Elgin Grade 280 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 280 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 280 Pocket Watch Image
0 Admirations
Serial No.:#10128488
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:280
Size:16s
Model:9
Jewels:17j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Waltham Grade Vanguard Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade Vanguard Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade Vanguard Pocket Watch Image
2 Admirations
Serial No.:#18065146
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:Vanguard
Size:16s
Model:1908
Jewels:23j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Hamilton Grade 992B Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 992B Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 992B Pocket Watch Image
0 Admirations
Serial No.:#C8609
Manufacturer:Hamilton
Grade:992b
Size:16s
Model:5
Jewels:21j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel