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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.
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  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 93 Pocket Watch

Grade: 93

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 1494596
Grade: 93
Model: 1
Class: 20
Estimated Production Year: 1884
Run Quantity: 10,000
Grade/Model Run: 5 of 6
Total Production: 34,000
Size: 16s
Jewels: 11j
Movement Configuration: Convertible
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Barrel: Going
Train: Quick
Regulator: Plain
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
U.S. Patents: 185867
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Verifications & Observations

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  • April 30, 2020:
    Serial Number 1497971 was reported as accurate
  • March 10, 2020:
    Serial Number 1496706 was reported as accurate
  • January 2, 2020:
    Serial Number 1494669 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • November 14, 2019:
    Serial Number 1494323 was reported as accurate
  • August 1, 2019:
    Serial Number 1499892 was reported as accurate
  • July 9, 2019:
    Serial Number 1492517 was reported as accurate
  • June 17, 2019:
    Serial Number 1497926 was reported as accurate
  • April 11, 2019:
    Serial Number 1493065 was reported as accurate
  • December 12, 2018:
    Serial Number 1490321 was reported as accurate
  • August 20, 2018:
    Serial Number 1490828 was reported as accurate
  • May 31, 2018:
    Serial Number 1498308 was reported as accurate
  • May 12, 2018:
    Serial Number 1498276 was reported as accurate
  • May 7, 2018:
    Serial Number 1495980 was reported as accurate
  • January 9, 2018:
    Serial Number 1499026 was reported as accurate
  • January 9, 2018:
    Serial Number 1499026 was reported as accurate
  • June 19, 2017:
    Serial Number 1490454 was reported as accurate
  • June 19, 2017:
    Serial Number 1490454 was reported as accurate
  • May 27, 2017:
    Serial Number 1495887 was reported as accurate
  • May 19, 2017:
    Serial Number 1493349 was reported as accurate
  • February 20, 2017:
    Serial Number 1494839 was reported as accurate
  • July 25, 2016:
    Serial Number 1496824 was reported as accurate
  • July 2, 2016:
    Serial Number 1498647 was reported as accurate
  • July 4, 2014:
    Serial Number 1492490 was reported as accurate
  • July 3, 2014:
    Serial Number 1492861 was reported as accurate
  • April 22, 2014:
    Serial Number 1498146 was reported as accurate
  • April 3, 2014:
    Serial Number 1498867 was reported as accurate
  • March 13, 2014:
    Serial Number 1493318 was reported as accurate
  • March 13, 2014:
    Serial Number 1490750 was reported as accurate
  • March 8, 2014:
    Serial Number 1493769 was reported as accurate
  • March 7, 2014:
    Serial Number 1493769 was reported as accurate
  • February 5, 2014:
    Serial Number 1499584 was reported as accurate
  • January 30, 2014:
    Serial Number 1497502 was reported as accurate
  • January 26, 2014:
    Serial Number 1494596 was reported as accurate
  • December 27, 2013:
    Serial Number 1498156 was reported as accurate
  • December 3, 2013:
    Serial Number 1492736 was reported as accurate
  • November 1, 2013:
    Serial Number 1491034 was reported as accurate
  • October 30, 2013:
    Serial Number 1493551 was reported as accurate
  • October 8, 2013:
    Serial Number 1490346 was reported as accurate
  • June 22, 2013:
    Serial Number 1490263 was reported as accurate
  • June 22, 2013:
    Serial Number 1490263 was reported as accurate
  • May 25, 2013:
    Serial Number 1499739 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: movement setting...lever
  • April 14, 2013:
    Serial Number 1492595 was reported as accurate
  • April 14, 2013:
    Serial Number 1492593 was reported as accurate
  • April 2, 2013:
    Serial Number 1492593 was reported as accurate
  • January 20, 2013:
    Serial Number 1498958 was reported as accurate
  • January 17, 2013:
    Serial Number 1498958 was reported as accurate
  • December 30, 2012:
    Serial Number 1491082 was reported as accurate
  • September 20, 2012:
    Serial Number 1492373 was reported as accurate
  • August 14, 2012:
    Serial Number 1491729 was reported as accurate
  • May 6, 2012:
    Serial Number 1499188 was reported as accurate
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Elgin Grade 93 Pocket Watch