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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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Elgin Grade 57 Pocket Watch Image
2 Admirations
Serial No.:#10356
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:57
Size:18s
Model:1
Jewels:11j
Setting:Key
Finish:Gilt
Illinois Grade Hoyt Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade Hoyt Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade Hoyt Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#21255
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:Hoyt
Size:18s
Model:1
Jewels:9j
Setting:Key
Finish:Gilt
Hamilton Grade 935 Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 935 Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 935 Pocket Watch Image
0 Admirations
Serial No.:#35850
Manufacturer:Hamilton
Grade:935
Size:18s
Model:2
Jewels:17j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Rockford Grade Unknown Pocket Watch Image Rockford Grade Unknown Pocket Watch Image Rockford Grade Unknown Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#38891
Manufacturer:Rockford
Grade:Unknown
Size:18s
Model:1
Jewels:11j or 15j
Setting:Key
Finish:Gilt
Illinois Grade Miller Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade Miller Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade Miller Pocket Watch Image
0 Admirations
Serial No.:#53772
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:Miller
Size:18s
Model:1
Jewels:15j
Setting:Key
Finish:Gilt
Seth Thomas Grade 179 Pocket Watch Image Seth Thomas Grade 179 Pocket Watch Image Seth Thomas Grade 179 Pocket Watch Image
0 Admirations
Serial No.:#69532
Manufacturer:Seth Thomas
Grade:179
Size:18s
Model:3
Jewels:17j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Hampden Grade No. 30 Pocket Watch Image Hampden Grade No. 30 Pocket Watch Image Hampden Grade No. 30 Pocket Watch Image
2 Admirations
Serial No.:#73086
Manufacturer:Hampden
Grade:No. 30
Size:18s
Model:1
Jewels:11j
Setting:Key
Finish:Nickel
Hamilton Grade 925 Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 925 Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 925 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#101898
Manufacturer:Hamilton
Grade:925
Size:18s
Model:2
Jewels:17j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Rockford Grade Unknown Pocket Watch Image Rockford Grade Unknown Pocket Watch Image Rockford Grade Unknown Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#102502
Manufacturer:Rockford
Grade:Unknown
Size:18s
Model:1
Jewels:9j
Setting:Key
Finish:Gilt
Columbus Watch Co. Grade Unknown Pocket Watch Image Columbus Watch Co. Grade Unknown Pocket Watch Image Columbus Watch Co. Grade Unknown Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#123834
Manufacturer:Columbus Watch Co.
Grade:Unknown
Size:18s
Model:
Jewels:15j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Hampden Grade Unknown Pocket Watch Image Hampden Grade Unknown Pocket Watch Image Hampden Grade Unknown Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#128399
Manufacturer:Hampden
Grade:Unknown
Size:18s
Model:1
Jewels:15j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Gilt
Hampden Grade Woolworth Pocket Watch Image Hampden Grade Woolworth Pocket Watch Image Hampden Grade Woolworth Pocket Watch Image
2 Admirations
Serial No.:#128799
Manufacturer:Hampden
Grade:Woolworth
Size:18s
Model:2
Jewels:15j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Gilt
Hampden Grade Springfield Pocket Watch Image Hampden Grade Springfield Pocket Watch Image Hampden Grade Springfield Pocket Watch Image
0 Admirations
Serial No.:#132025
Manufacturer:Hampden
Grade:Springfield
Size:18s
Model:1
Jewels:11j
Setting:Key
Finish:Gilt
Gruen Watch Co. Grade  Pocket Watch Image Gruen Watch Co. Grade  Pocket Watch Image Gruen Watch Co. Grade  Pocket Watch Image
0 Admirations
Serial No.:#147555
Manufacturer:Gruen Watch Co.
Grade:
Size:Unknown
Model:
Jewels:19j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Hamilton Grade 936 Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 936 Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 936 Pocket Watch Image
0 Admirations
Serial No.:#154145
Manufacturer:Hamilton
Grade:936
Size:18s
Model:1
Jewels:17j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Illinois Grade 1 Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade 1 Pocket Watch Image
0 Admirations
Serial No.:#159617
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:1
Size:18s
Model:1
Jewels:7j
Setting:Key
Finish:Gilt
Hamilton Grade 924 Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 924 Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 924 Pocket Watch Image
0 Admirations
Serial No.:#166275
Manufacturer:Hamilton
Grade:924
Size:18s
Model:1
Jewels:17j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Elgin Grade 62 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 62 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 62 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#172957
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:62
Size:18s
Model:1
Jewels:15j
Setting:Key
Finish:Gilt
Illinois Grade Columbia Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade Columbia Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade Columbia Pocket Watch Image
0 Admirations
Serial No.:#183968
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:Columbia
Size:18s
Model:3
Jewels:11j
Setting:Transition
Finish:Gilt or Nickel
Hamilton Grade 940 Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 940 Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 940 Pocket Watch Image
0 Admirations
Serial No.:#210038
Manufacturer:Hamilton
Grade:940
Size:18s
Model:1
Jewels:21j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel