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 "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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Elgin Grade 354 Research

Elgin Grade 354 Advertisement from 1915

Dearborn Watch & Clock Co. Catalog

Publication Date: c. 1915

Page: 99

Configuration:Openface or Hunting
Finish Description:Plates Damaskeened
Jewel Count Marked:Yes
Jewel Setting:Screw-set
Jewel Description:Fifteen Jewels (Settings), Ruby Balance Jewels
Regulator:Micrometric Regulator
Markings:Elgin Nat'l Watch Co.
15 Jewels
Safety Pinion
Movement Font Style:Serif (decorative)
Dial Type:Single-sunk
Description:0 Size Elgin No. 354
15 Jewel Nickel Movement
Pendant winding and setting, fifteen jewels (settings), Ruby balance jewels, double-roller escapement, exposed pallet stones, cut expansion balance, Breguet hairspring, with micrometrtic regulator, exposed winding wheels, patent recoiling click and self-locking setting device. Dust ring, sunk second dial, plates damaskeened.
No. 1831 Hunting or open face style, pendant set. $24.00