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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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Grade: 216

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 10545816
Grade: 216
Model: 2
Class: 75
Estimated Production Year: 1904
Run Quantity: 4,000
Grade/Model Run: 43 of 45
Total Production: 101,540
Size: 6s
Jewels: 15j
Jewel Setting: Screw-Set
Movement Configuration: Hunting
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Pendant
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Barrel: Going
Train: Quick
Regulator: Plain
Hairspring: Breguet
Escapement Type: Straight-line
Standard Dial Type: Single-Sunk
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
U.S. Patents: 77078
Data Research: 1904 Elgin Serial List
1915 Elgin Serial List
1927/1950 Elgin Serial List
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Verifications & Observations

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  • September 13, 2019:
    Serial Number 10545989 was reported as accurate
  • July 25, 2019:
    Serial Number 10546688 was reported as accurate
  • December 29, 2018:
    Serial Number 10544753 was reported as accurate
  • December 11, 2018:
    Serial Number 10545439 was reported as accurate
  • February 20, 2018:
    Serial Number 10546347 was reported as accurate
  • December 21, 2017:
    Serial Number 10545264 was reported as accurate
  • April 9, 2016:
    Serial Number 10544139 was reported as accurate
  • February 12, 2016:
    Serial Number 10544814 was reported as accurate
  • January 10, 2016:
    Serial Number 10543373 was reported as accurate
  • June 4, 2015:
    Serial Number 10543083 was reported as accurate
  • June 11, 2012:
    Serial Number 10545879 was reported as accurate