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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 85 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 85 Pocket Watch Image
0 Admirations
Serial No.:#700655
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:85
Size:16s
Model:2
Jewels:15j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Gilt
Elgin Grade 28 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 28 Pocket Watch Image
0 Admirations
Serial No.:#702017
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:28
Size:10s
Model:4
Jewels:7j
Setting:Key
Finish:Gilt
Rockford Grade 935 Pocket Watch Image Rockford Grade 935 Pocket Watch Image Rockford Grade 935 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#723095
Manufacturer:Rockford
Grade:935
Size:18s
Model:9
Jewels:17j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Elgin Grade 81 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 81 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 81 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#733178
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:81
Size:18s
Model:1
Jewels:13j or 15j
Setting:Key
Finish:Gilt
Hampden Grade The Dueber Watch Co. Pocket Watch Image Hampden Grade The Dueber Watch Co. Pocket Watch Image Hampden Grade The Dueber Watch Co. Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#738427
Manufacturer:Hampden
Grade:The Dueber Watch Co.
Size:18s
Model:3
Jewels:11j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Waltham Grade P.S. Bartlett Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade P.S. Bartlett Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade P.S. Bartlett Pocket Watch Image
0 Admirations
Serial No.:#739618
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:P.S. Bartlett
Size:18s
Model:1857
Jewels:11j
Setting:Key
Finish:Gilt
South Bend Grade 309 Pocket Watch Image South Bend Grade 309 Pocket Watch Image South Bend Grade 309 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#748061
Manufacturer:South Bend
Grade:309
Size:18s
Model:2
Jewels:17j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Waltham Grade Wm. Ellery Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade Wm. Ellery Pocket Watch Image Waltham Grade Wm. Ellery Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#768590
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:Wm. Ellery
Size:18s
Model:1857
Jewels:11j
Setting:Key
Finish:Gilt
Hampden Grade John C. Dueber Special Pocket Watch Image Hampden Grade John C. Dueber Special Pocket Watch Image Hampden Grade John C. Dueber Special Pocket Watch Image
0 Admirations
Serial No.:#781626
Manufacturer:Hampden
Grade:John C. Dueber Special
Size:18s
Model:3
Jewels:17j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
South Bend Grade 215 Pocket Watch Image South Bend Grade 215 Pocket Watch Image South Bend Grade 215 Pocket Watch Image
0 Admirations
Serial No.:#793370
Manufacturer:South Bend
Grade:215
Size:16s
Model:2
Jewels:17j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Illinois Grade I.W.C. Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade I.W.C. Pocket Watch Image Illinois Grade I.W.C. Pocket Watch Image
0 Admirations
Serial No.:#819226
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:I.W.C.
Size:18s
Model:2
Jewels:7j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Gilt
Hamilton Grade 974 Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 974 Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 974 Pocket Watch Image
0 Admirations
Serial No.:#842944
Manufacturer:Hamilton
Grade:974
Size:16s
Model:1
Jewels:17j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Hampden Grade No. 69 Pocket Watch Image Hampden Grade No. 69 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#854874
Manufacturer:Hampden
Grade:No. 69
Size:18s
Model:3
Jewels:15j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Gilt
Hamilton Grade 992 Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 992 Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 992 Pocket Watch Image
0 Admirations
Serial No.:#863247
Manufacturer:Hamilton
Grade:992
Size:16s
Model:1
Jewels:21j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Elgin Grade 87 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 87 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 87 Pocket Watch Image
0 Admirations
Serial No.:#877068
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:87
Size:18s
Model:1
Jewels:11j
Setting:Key
Finish:Half-Nickel
Elgin Grade 13 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 13 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 13 Pocket Watch Image
0 Admirations
Serial No.:#907009
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:13
Size:18s
Model:1
Jewels:11j
Setting:Key
Finish:Gilt
Hamilton Grade 940 Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 940 Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 940 Pocket Watch Image
0 Admirations
Serial No.:#913568
Manufacturer:Hamilton
Grade:940
Size:18s
Model:1
Jewels:21j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Hamilton Grade 926 Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 926 Pocket Watch Image Hamilton Grade 926 Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#936380
Manufacturer:Hamilton
Grade:926
Size:18s
Model:1
Jewels:17j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Hampden Grade John C. Dueber Special Pocket Watch Image Hampden Grade John C. Dueber Special Pocket Watch Image Hampden Grade John C. Dueber Special Pocket Watch Image
3 Admirations
Serial No.:#955350
Manufacturer:Hampden
Grade:John C. Dueber Special
Size:18s
Model:3
Jewels:17j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Hampden Grade John C. Dueber Pocket Watch Image Hampden Grade John C. Dueber Pocket Watch Image Hampden Grade John C. Dueber Pocket Watch Image
1 Admiration
Serial No.:#957887
Manufacturer:Hampden
Grade:John C. Dueber
Size:18s
Model:3
Jewels:17j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel