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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Elgin Grade 269 Pocket Watch

Grade: 269

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 10510631
Grade: 269
Model: 2
Class: 85
Estimated Production Year: 1904
Run Quantity: 7,000
Total Production: 178,000
Size: 0s
Jewels: 7j
Movement Configuration: Hunting
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Pendant
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Barrel: Going
Balance Type: Expansion
Train: Quick
Regulator: Plain
Hairspring: Breguet
Escapement Type: Straight-line
Standard Dial Type: Single-Sunk
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
Quality Rating:
U.S. Patents: 596407
Data Research: c.1950 Elgin Serial List
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Verifications & Observations

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  • March 18, 2017:
    Serial Number 10506874 was reported as accurate
  • March 16, 2017:
    Serial Number 10510926 was reported as accurate
  • January 25, 2017:
    Serial Number 10510739 was reported as accurate
  • May 6, 2016:
    Serial Number 10510631 was reported as accurate
  • February 13, 2016:
    Serial Number 10512680 was reported as accurate
  • September 21, 2014:
    Serial Number 10512171 was reported as accurate
  • May 15, 2014:
    Serial Number 10508669 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • May 16, 2013:
    Serial Number 10508991 was reported as accurate
  • November 10, 2012:
    Serial Number 10506361 was reported as accurate
Elgin Grade 269 Pocket Watch