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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: 10

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 1571339
Grade: 10
Model: 3
Class: 5
Estimated Production Year: 1885
Run Quantity: 10,000
Grade/Model Run: 16 of 82
Total Production: 273,000
Size: 18s
Jewels: 11j
Movement Configuration: Hunting
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: Full Plate
Barrel: Going
Train: Quick
Regulator: Plain
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
U.S. Patents: 77078
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Verifications & Observations

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Verification Serial Map
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  • September 6, 2019:
    Serial Number 1575585 was reported as accurate
  • June 9, 2019:
    Serial Number 1577898 was reported as accurate
  • April 16, 2019:
    Serial Number 1572907 was reported as accurate
  • July 1, 2018:
    Serial Number 1579289 was reported as accurate
  • March 20, 2018:
    Serial Number 1571948 was reported as accurate
  • December 27, 2017:
    Serial Number 1570502 was reported as accurate
  • October 13, 2017:
    Serial Number 1579759 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • March 27, 2017:
    Serial Number 1577588 was reported as accurate
  • October 30, 2016:
    Serial Number 1577806 was reported as accurate
  • August 21, 2016:
    Serial Number 1572969 was reported as accurate
  • May 26, 2016:
    Serial Number 1576532 was reported as accurate
  • March 14, 2016:
    Serial Number 1574402 was reported as accurate
  • February 23, 2015:
    Serial Number 1578582 was reported as accurate
  • December 10, 2014:
    Serial Number 1578291 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Pendant wind and set.
  • November 3, 2014:
    Serial Number 1577151 was reported as accurate
  • September 24, 2014:
    Serial Number 1570823 was reported as accurate
  • December 7, 2013:
    Serial Number 1579389 was reported as accurate
  • November 2, 2013:
    Serial Number 1574846 was reported as accurate
  • June 17, 2013:
    Serial Number 1571560 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • April 29, 2013:
    Serial Number 1577529 was reported as accurate
  • April 14, 2013:
    Serial Number 1579068 was reported as accurate
  • April 2, 2013:
    Serial Number 1572480 was reported as accurate
  • February 10, 2013:
    Serial Number 1577486 was reported as accurate
  • January 17, 2013:
    Serial Number 1574473 was reported as accurate
  • November 9, 2012:
    Serial Number 1578321 was reported as accurate
  • October 10, 2012:
    Serial Number 1570481 was reported as accurate
  • June 26, 2012:
    Serial Number 1577327 was reported as accurate
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