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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 Trademarks Archive

The following gallery contains trademarks 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.

Anchor In Shield

Patent Number:1444
Description:Anchor In Shield
Inventor:John C. Dueber
Patent Date:Sep 9, 1873
Patent Type:Trademark
Related Manufacturer:Hampden

B.w. Raymond

Patent Number:1526
Description:B.w. Raymond
Inventor:Natl Watch Co
Danl W. M. Whittle
Patent Date:Nov 11, 1873
Patent Type:Trademark
Related Manufacturer:Elgin

Old Father Time With Sickle & Watch

Patent Number:1656
Description:Old Father Time With Sickle & Watch
Inventor:Natl Watch Co
Daniel W. M. Whittle
Patent Date:Mar 3, 1874
Patent Type:Trademark
Related Manufacturer:Elgin

Elgin

Patent Number:3574
Description:Elgin
Inventor:Elgin Natl Watch Co
Hirum S. Reynolds
Patent Date:Apr 11, 1876
Patent Type:Trademark
Related Manufacturer:Elgin

Watch Leader

Patent Number:4995
Description:Watch Leader
Inventor:Elgin Natl Watch Co
Thomas W. M. Baxter
Patent Date:Aug 7, 1877
Patent Type:Trademark
Related Manufacturer:Elgin

Watch The Age

Patent Number:4994
Description:Watch The Age
Inventor:Elgin Natl Watch Co
Thomas W. M. Baxter
Patent Date:Aug 7, 1877
Patent Type:Trademark
Related Manufacturer:Elgin

Watch Independent Watch Co Fredonia Ny

Patent Number:5721
Description:Watch Independent Watch Co Fredonia Ny
Inventor:Clarence M. Howard
Edward D. Howard
Patent Date:Mar 12, 1878
Patent Type:Trademark
Related Manufacturer:Independent Watch Co.

Watch Fredonia

Patent Number:5720
Description:Watch Fredonia
Inventor:Edward D. Howard
Clarence M. Howard
Patent Date:Mar 12, 1878
Patent Type:Trademark
Related Manufacturer:Fredonia Watch Co.

Watch Movement G M Wheeler

Patent Number:8406
Description:Watch Movement G M Wheeler
Inventor:Elgin Natl Watch Co
John R. O. Floyd
Patent Date:Jun 28, 1881
Patent Type:Trademark
Related Manufacturer:Elgin

Watch Movement The Age

Patent Number:8415
Description:Watch Movement The Age
Inventor:Elgin Natl Watch Co
John R. O. Floyd
Patent Date:Jun 28, 1881
Patent Type:Trademark
Related Manufacturer:Elgin

Watch Movement Chas Fargo

Patent Number:8414
Description:Watch Movement Chas Fargo
Inventor:Elgin Natl Watch Co
John R. O. Floyd
Patent Date:Jun 28, 1881
Patent Type:Trademark
Related Manufacturer:Elgin

Watch Movement Dexter St

Patent Number:8413
Description:Watch Movement Dexter St
Inventor:Elgin Natl Watch Co
John R. O. Floyd
Patent Date:Jun 28, 1881
Patent Type:Trademark
Related Manufacturer:Elgin

Watch Movement The Elgin National Watch Co Inc 1865

Patent Number:8412
Description:Watch Movement The Elgin National Watch Co Inc 1865
Inventor:Elgin Natl Watch Co
John R. O. Floyd
Patent Date:Jun 28, 1881
Patent Type:Trademark
Related Manufacturer:Elgin

Watch Movement Lady Elgin

Patent Number:8404
Description:Watch Movement Lady Elgin
Inventor:Elgin Natl Watch Co
John R. O. Floyd
Patent Date:Jun 28, 1881
Patent Type:Trademark
Related Manufacturer:Elgin

Watch Movement W H Ferry

Patent Number:8403
Description:Watch Movement W H Ferry
Inventor:Elgin Natl Watch Co
John R. O. Floyd
Patent Date:Jun 28, 1881
Patent Type:Trademark
Related Manufacturer:Elgin

Watch Movement Mat Laflin

Patent Number:8402
Description:Watch Movement Mat Laflin
Inventor:Elgin Natl Watch Co
John R. O. Floyd
Patent Date:Jun 28, 1881
Patent Type:Trademark
Related Manufacturer:Elgin

Watch Movement H H Taylor

Patent Number:8410
Description:Watch Movement H H Taylor
Inventor:Elgin Natl Watch Co
John R. O. Floyd
Patent Date:Jun 28, 1881
Patent Type:Trademark
Related Manufacturer:Elgin

Watch Movement

Patent Number:8409
Description:Watch Movement
Inventor:Elgin Natl Watch Co
Patent Date:Jun 28, 1881
Patent Type:Trademark
Related Manufacturer:Elgin