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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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Columbus Watch Co. Grade Unknown Pocket Watch
#4246
Image Credit: pmwas1
Columbus Watch Co. Grade Unknown Pocket Watch
#4246
Image Credit: pmwas1
Columbus Watch Co. Grade Unknown Pocket Watch
#4246
Image Credit: pmwas1

Grade: Unknown

Manufacturer: Columbus Watch Co.
Manufacturer Location: Columbus, Ohio
Movement Serial Number: 4246
Grade: Unknown
Model: G4
Estimated Production Year: 1874
Size: 14s
Jewels: 15j
Jewel Material: Ruby
Jewel Setting: Pressed Cup/Friction Settings
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Inlay Color: None
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Barrel: Going
Train: Quick
Train Material: Brass
Center Wheel Material: Brass
Regulator: Plain
Hairspring: Breguet
Pallet Jewel Material: Ruby
Standard Dial Type: Single-Sunk
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
Movement Markings: Columbus Watch Co., Gruen's Patent, S/N
Observation Source: pmwas1

NOTE: This information was provided by a user and has not been verified for accuracy.


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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Columbus Watch Co. Grade Unknown Pocket Watch
#4246
Image Credit: pmwas1
Columbus Watch Co. Grade Unknown Pocket Watch
#4246
Image Credit: pmwas1
Columbus Watch Co. Grade Unknown Pocket Watch
#4246
Image Credit: pmwas1