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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 "guts" of the watch).
  2. Never use the serial number from the case or any other part.
  3. If the serial number includes a letter, enter it along with the number when using the lookup feature.
  4. 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.
  5. Always select the correct manufacturer, which is usually stamped on the watch movement.
  6. If the manufacturer is not listed on the site, you may have a "private label" watch or it may not be American-made.
  7. 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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Pocket Watch Patents Archive

The following gallery contains patents that were issued or assigned to watch manufacturing companies or individuals known to be working for the company at the time. Not all designs were fully implemented into production.



Clock Frame

Patent Number:D372
Description:Clock Frame
Inventor: N. A. Batchelor
Patent Date:May 13, 1851
Registration Type:Patent

Clock Escape

Patent Number:8409
Description:Clock Escape
Inventor: James Fulton
Patent Date:Oct 7, 1851
Registration Type:Patent

Watch Wind

Patent Number:8567
Description:Watch Wind
Inventor: Theodore Noel
Patent Date:Dec 2, 1851
Registration Type:Patent

Watch Chain Swivel

Patent Number:8715
Description:Watch Chain Swivel
Inventor: Samuel Y. D. Arrowsmith
Patent Date:Feb 10, 1852
Registration Type:Patent

Watch Chain Swivel

Patent Number:8965
Description:Watch Chain Swivel
Inventor: William B. Carpenter
Patent Date:May 25, 1852
Registration Type:Patent

Clock Case

Patent Number:9062
Description:Clock Case
Inventor: S. R. Wilmot
Patent Date:Jun 22, 1852
Registration Type:Patent

Clock Alarm

Patent Number:9123
Description:Clock Alarm
Inventor: Johnathan S. Turner
Patent Date:Jul 13, 1852
Registration Type:Patent

Chronometer Escape

Patent Number:9150
Description:Chronometer Escape
Inventor: Charles E. Jacot
Patent Date:Jul 27, 1852
Registration Type:Patent

Clock Illuminate Alarm

Patent Number:9267
Description:Clock Illuminate Alarm
Inventor: H. Andrewswm
R. T. Andrews
Patent Date:Sep 21, 1852
Registration Type:Patent

Clock Electric

Patent Number:9279
Description:Clock Electric
Inventor: Moses G. Farmer
Patent Date:Sep 21, 1852
Registration Type:Patent

Clock Marine

Patent Number:9310
Description:Clock Marine
Inventor: Silas B. Terry
Patent Date:Oct 5, 1852
Registration Type:Patent

Watch Key

Patent Number:9357
Description:Watch Key
Inventor: Charles E. Jacot
Patent Date:Oct 26, 1852
Registration Type:Patent

Clock Case Front

Patent Number:D550
Description:Clock Case Front
Inventor: C. Chinnock
Patent Date:Apr 19, 1853
Registration Type:Patent

Clock Case Front

Patent Number:D551
Description:Clock Case Front
Inventor: C. Chinnock
Patent Date:Apr 19, 1853
Registration Type:Patent

Clock Case Front

Patent Number:D552
Description:Clock Case Front
Inventor: C. Chinnock
Patent Date:Apr 19, 1853
Registration Type:Patent

Clock Calendar

Patent Number:9727
Description:Clock Calendar
Inventor: John H. H. Hawes
Patent Date:May 17, 1853
Registration Type:Patent

Watch Barrel

Patent Number:9749
Description:Watch Barrel
Inventor: Thomas Nelson
Patent Date:May 24, 1853
Registration Type:Patent

Clock Escape

Patent Number:10277
Description:Clock Escape
Inventor: Silas B. Terry
Patent Date:Nov 29, 1853
Registration Type:Patent

Clock Illuminate

Patent Number:10302
Description:Clock Illuminate
Inventor: James Glenn
Patent Date:Dec 6, 1853
Registration Type:Patent

Machine For Register Time

Patent Number:10355
Description:Machine For Register Time
Inventor: William H. Akins
Assignee:Huntington W T
Patent Date:Dec 20, 1853
Registration Type:Patent

Clock Case Front

Patent Number:D641
Description:Clock Case Front
Inventor: W. B. Lorton
Patent Date:Apr 25, 1854
Registration Type:Patent

Clock Case Front

Patent Number:D648
Description:Clock Case Front
Inventor: C. Chinnock
Patent Date:May 16, 1854
Registration Type:Patent

Cotton Press

Patent Number:10920
Description:Cotton Press
Inventor: L. Dederick
Patent Date:May 16, 1854
Registration Type:Patent

Clock Case Cast Front - Pillar -

Patent Number:D650
Description:Clock Case Cast Front - Pillar -
Inventor: C. Chinnock
Patent Date:May 23, 1854
Registration Type:Patent

Clock Case Cast Front

Patent Number:D651
Description:Clock Case Cast Front
Inventor: C. Chinnock
Patent Date:May 23, 1854
Registration Type:Patent

Watch Chain Swivel

Patent Number:11133
Description:Watch Chain Swivel
Inventor: Nathan F. Mathewson
Patent Date:Jun 20, 1854
Registration Type:Patent

Clock Strike

Patent Number:11362
Description:Clock Strike
Inventor: George Deuble
Patent Date:Jul 25, 1854
Registration Type:Patent

Spoke Lathe

Patent Number:11518
Description:Spoke Lathe
Inventor: Aaron D. Crane
Patent Date:Aug 15, 1854
Registration Type:Patent

Clock Case Front

Patent Number:D666
Description:Clock Case Front
Inventor: N. Muller
Patent Date:Aug 29, 1854
Registration Type:Patent

Clock Calendar

Patent Number:RE3694
Description:Clock Calendar
Inventor: William H. Akins
Joseph C. Burritt
Patent Date:Sep 19, 1854
Registration Type:Patent

Clock Calendar

Patent Number:11711
Description:Clock Calendar
Inventor: William H. Akins
John C. Burritt
Assignee:Akins William H
Patent Date:Sep 19, 1854
Registration Type:Patent

Clock Calendar

Patent Number:11713
Description:Clock Calendar
Inventor: John Williams
Assignee:F Curtis & Co
Patent Date:Sep 19, 1854
Registration Type:Patent

Clock Electric

Patent Number:11723
Description:Clock Electric
Inventor: Alexander Hall
Patent Date:Sep 26, 1854
Registration Type:Patent

Clock Case Cast Front

Patent Number:D670
Description:Clock Case Cast Front
Inventor: C. Chinnock
Patent Date:Oct 17, 1854
Registration Type:Patent

Clock Case Front

Patent Number:D671
Description:Clock Case Front
Inventor: C. Chinnock
Patent Date:Oct 17, 1854
Registration Type:Patent

Clock Case Front

Patent Number:D672
Description:Clock Case Front
Inventor: C. Chinnock
Patent Date:Oct 17, 1854
Registration Type:Patent