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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 6 Pocket Watch

Grade: 6

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 1303396
Grade: 6
Model: 4
Class: 6
Estimated Production Year: 1884
Run Quantity: 25,000
Grade/Model Run: 5 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
Quality Rating:
U.S. Patents: 77078
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Verifications & Observations

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  • August 24, 2019:
    Serial Number 1322183 was reported as accurate
  • June 20, 2019:
    Serial Number 1324063 was reported as accurate
  • November 27, 2018:
    Serial Number 1301052 was reported as accurate
  • May 4, 2018:
    Serial Number 1319346 was reported as accurate
  • March 25, 2018:
    Serial Number 1312208 was reported as accurate
  • September 27, 2017:
    Serial Number 1301976 was reported as accurate
  • August 20, 2017:
    Serial Number 1324095 was reported as accurate
  • January 3, 2017:
    Serial Number 1319346 was reported as accurate
  • August 26, 2016:
    Serial Number 1320287 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • June 17, 2016:
    Serial Number 1312242 was reported as accurate
  • October 24, 2015:
    Serial Number 1312611 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • July 23, 2015:
    Serial Number 1320376 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • November 8, 2014:
    Serial Number 1324095 was reported as accurate
  • August 20, 2014:
    Serial Number 1318954 was reported as accurate
  • August 16, 2014:
    Serial Number 1301422 was reported as accurate
  • February 24, 2014:
    Serial Number 1300117 was reported as accurate
  • February 8, 2014:
    Serial Number 1323812 was reported as accurate
  • January 3, 2014:
    Serial Number 1312365 was reported as accurate
  • November 17, 2013:
    Serial Number 1318498 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • November 5, 2013:
    Serial Number 1310042 was reported as accurate
  • April 23, 2013:
    Serial Number 1.324824 was reported as accurate
  • April 19, 2013:
    Serial Number 1309836 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 11 jewels not 7
  • March 31, 2013:
    Serial Number 1300921 was reported as accurate
  • January 14, 2013:
    Serial Number 1311757 was reported as accurate
  • January 12, 2013:
    Serial Number 1300485 was reported as accurate
  • September 4, 2012:
    Serial Number 1318746 was reported as accurate
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Elgin Grade 6 Pocket Watch