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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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Grade: 28

Dexter St.

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 1454445
Grade: 28
Variation: Dexter St.
Model: 4
Class: 48
Estimated Production Year: 1884
Run Quantity: 5,000
Total Production: 56,100
Size: 10s
Jewels: 7j
Movement Configuration: Either
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Setting: Key
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Barrel: Going
Train: Quick
Regulator: Plain
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
Quality Rating:
Data Research: c.1950 Elgin Serial List
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Verifications & Observations

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Verification Serial Map
1455000
  • November 17, 2016:
    Serial Number 1453965 was reported as accurate
  • May 23, 2015:
    Serial Number 1453765 was reported as accurate
  • May 23, 2015:
    Serial Number 1453765 was reported as accurate
  • March 18, 2015:
    Serial Number 1450796 was reported as accurate
  • January 6, 2014:
    Serial Number 1450876 was reported as accurate
  • October 17, 2013:
    Serial Number 1452788 was reported as accurate
  • May 14, 2013:
    Serial Number 1454211 was reported as accurate
  • March 16, 2013:
    Serial Number 1453137 was reported as accurate
  • June 27, 2012:
    Serial Number 1454445 was reported as accurate
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