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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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Elgin Grade 216 Research

Elgin Grade 216 Advertisement from 1901

Illustrated Catalogue and Classified Book List

Publication Year: 1901

Page: 710

Grade:216
Manufacturer:Elgin
Size:6s
Configuration:Hunting
Finish:Nickel
Finish Description:Nickel Damaskened
Jewels:15j
Jewel Count Marked:Yes
Hairspring:Breguet
Balance:Compensation
Markings:Elgin Natl. Watch Co.
U.S.A.
15 Jewels
Safety Pinion
Movement Font Style:Serif (decorative)
Dial Type:Single-sunk
Description:No. 216. Nickel Damaskened, 15 Jewels, Compensation balance
Exposed Pallets, Breguet hairspring, Sunk Second Dial
List Price $11.
Net $6.50
Price:$11.00