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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.
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Auburndale Watch Co. Grade  Pocket Watch
#268
Image Credit: Jones & Horan Auctions
Auburndale Watch Co. Grade  Pocket Watch
#268
Image Credit: Jones & Horan Auctions

Proximity Match: Serial #268
Proximity: 88

Manufacturer: Auburndale Watch Co.
Manufacturer Location: Auburdale, Massachusetts
Movement Serial Number: 356
Estimated Production Year: 1876-1883
Size: 19s
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Signing Style: Block Letter
Movement Inlay Color: Black
Regulator: Plain
Standard Dial Type: Flat
Movement Markings: Auburndale Rotary
Mass
Patents
Mar 30 1875
July 20 1875
June 20 1876
Jan 30 1877
Observation Serial: 268
Observation Source: Jones & Horan Auctions


Please note that many times, movements were not finished in sequential order. As a result, the production years provided are merely estimates, and a margin of error +/- 5 years is expected.

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Auburndale Watch Co. Grade  Pocket Watch
#268
Image Credit: Jones & Horan Auctions
Auburndale Watch Co. Grade  Pocket Watch
#268
Image Credit: Jones & Horan Auctions