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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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We noticed that you entered a relatively short serial number. "1630" could possibly indicate the grade of the watch and not the serial number of your movement. Serial numbers are usually more than a few digits.

Grade: 62

H.Z. Culver

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 1630
Grade: 62
Variation: H.Z. Culver
Model: 1
Class: 2
Estimated Production Year: 1867
Run Quantity: 800
Grade/Model Run: 1 of 17
Total Production: 16,146
Size: 18s
Jewels: 15j
Movement Configuration: Either
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Setting: Key
Plate: Full Plate
Barrel: Going
Train: Quick
Regulator: Plain
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
U.S. Patents: 77078
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  • July 29, 2019:
    Serial Number 1603 was reported as accurate
  • June 5, 2019:
    Serial Number 1738 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • February 26, 2018:
    Serial Number 1155 was reported as accurate
  • September 1, 2017:
    Serial Number 1012 was reported as accurate
  • October 20, 2016:
    Serial Number 1682 was reported as accurate
  • June 20, 2016:
    Serial Number 1798 was reported as accurate
  • March 31, 2016:
    Serial Number 1722 was reported as accurate
  • January 2, 2016:
    Serial Number 1798 was reported as accurate
  • November 14, 2015:
    Serial Number 1798 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Marked H. Z. Culver
  • November 2, 2015:
    Serial Number 1201 was reported as accurate
  • May 26, 2015:
    Serial Number 1361 was reported as accurate
  • January 3, 2015:
    Serial Number 1259 was reported as accurate
  • August 14, 2014:
    Serial Number 1233 was reported as accurate
  • May 6, 2014:
    Serial Number 1407 was reported as accurate
  • September 11, 2013:
    Serial Number 1221 was reported as accurate
  • August 29, 2013:
    Serial Number 1517 was reported as accurate
  • July 19, 2013:
    Serial Number 1665 was reported as accurate
  • July 8, 2013:
    Serial Number 1221 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: My Elgin H Z Culver came in an open face case
    with original open face dial.
  • May 14, 2013:
    Serial Number 1777 was reported as accurate
  • March 24, 2013:
    Serial Number 001544 was reported as accurate
  • March 20, 2013:
    Serial Number 1503 was reported as accurate
  • February 1, 2013:
    Serial Number 1123 was reported as accurate
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