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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.
  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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Grade: 336

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 15495359
Grade: 336
Model: 5
Class: 106
Estimated Production Year: 1911
Run Quantity: 1,000
Grade/Model Run: 69 of 192
Total Production: 272,700
Size: 18s
Jewels: 17j
Jewel Material: Ruby & Sapphire
Jewel Setting: Screw-Set
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Pendant
Plate: Full Plate
Barrel: Going
Balance Type: Expansion
Train: Quick
Regulator: Moseley
Hairspring: Breguet
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
U.S. Patents: 77078, 347272
Data Research: 1915 Elgin Serial List
1927/1950 Elgin Serial List
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Verifications & Observations

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  • November 27, 2019:
    Serial Number 15495752 was reported as accurate
  • October 5, 2019:
    Serial Number 15495732 was reported as accurate
  • July 3, 2019:
    Serial Number 15495752 was reported as accurate
  • June 24, 2019:
    Serial Number 15495752 was reported as accurate
  • January 8, 2018:
    Serial Number 15495359 was reported as accurate
  • April 10, 2017:
    Serial Number 15495994 was reported as accurate
  • August 26, 2015:
    Serial Number 15495725 was reported as accurate
  • May 31, 2014:
    Serial Number 15495175 was reported as accurate
  • September 5, 2012:
    Serial Number 15495468 was reported as accurate