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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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Elgin Grade 6 Pocket Watch
Elgin Grade 6 Pocket Watch

Grade: 6

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 1122273
Grade: 6
Model: 4
Class: 6
Estimated Production Year: 1883
Run Quantity: 25,000
Grade/Model Run: 4 of 7
Total Production: 193,000
Size: 18s
Jewels: 7j
Movement Configuration: Hunting
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: Full Plate
Barrel: Going
Train: Slow
Regulator: Plain
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
U.S. Patents: 77078
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Verifications & Observations

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  • January 1, 2020:
    Serial Number 1113801 was reported as accurate
  • November 3, 2019:
    Serial Number 1103466 was reported as accurate
  • August 14, 2019:
    Serial Number 1118476 was reported as accurate
  • April 14, 2019:
    Serial Number 1124182 was reported as accurate
  • February 26, 2019:
    Serial Number 1110644 was reported as accurate
  • November 14, 2018:
    Serial Number 1111776 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • November 5, 2018:
    Serial Number 1122273 was reported as accurate
  • September 14, 2018:
    Serial Number 1107346 was reported as accurate
  • June 21, 2018:
    Serial Number 1101040 was reported as accurate
  • March 29, 2018:
    Serial Number 1115562 was reported as accurate
  • March 15, 2018:
    Serial Number 1121952 was reported as accurate
  • December 21, 2017:
    Serial Number 1101468 was reported as accurate
  • October 25, 2017:
    Serial Number 1114158 was reported as accurate
  • September 26, 2016:
    Serial Number 1118488 was reported as accurate
  • September 4, 2016:
    Serial Number 1109817 was reported as accurate
  • July 14, 2016:
    Serial Number 1118934 was reported as accurate
  • July 7, 2016:
    Serial Number 1118111 was reported as accurate
  • May 24, 2016:
    Serial Number 1120606 was reported as accurate
  • March 3, 2016:
    Serial Number 1107763 was reported as accurate
  • February 29, 2016:
    Serial Number 1110645 was reported as accurate
  • August 9, 2015:
    Serial Number 1108414 was reported as accurate
  • December 11, 2014:
    Serial Number 1101218 was reported as accurate
  • October 6, 2014:
    Serial Number 1107280 was reported as accurate
  • July 27, 2014:
    Serial Number 1112076 was reported as accurate
  • July 2, 2014:
    Serial Number 1117323 was reported as accurate
  • April 15, 2014:
    Serial Number 1117273 was reported as accurate
  • December 11, 2013:
    Serial Number 1119845 was reported as accurate
  • November 6, 2013:
    Serial Number 1107051 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • November 3, 2013:
    Serial Number 1104934 was reported as accurate
  • November 2, 2013:
    Serial Number 1108057 was reported as accurate
  • August 22, 2013:
    Serial Number 01123732 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • August 3, 2013:
    Serial Number 1123134 was reported as accurate
  • July 6, 2013:
    Serial Number 1101443 was reported as accurate
  • May 15, 2013:
    Serial Number 1108500 was reported as accurate
  • April 19, 2013:
    Serial Number 1110167 was reported as accurate
  • April 10, 2013:
    Serial Number 1107051 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Speed setting dial points down bridge, not out to
    the right.
  • April 2, 2013:
    Serial Number 1103132 was reported as accurate
  • March 16, 2013:
    Serial Number 1110914 was reported as accurate
  • January 12, 2013:
    Serial Number 1103300 was reported as accurate
  • January 6, 2013:
    Serial Number 1110000 was reported as accurate
  • December 18, 2012:
    Serial Number 1111621 was reported as accurate
  • November 29, 2012:
    Serial Number 1100887 was reported as accurate
  • July 8, 2012:
    Serial Number 1103047 was reported as accurate
  • June 23, 2012:
    Serial Number 1103545 was reported as accurate
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Elgin Grade 6 Pocket Watch
Elgin Grade 6 Pocket Watch