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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:

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Pocket Watch Serial Number Lookup - Hamilton, South Bend, Illinois, Rockford, Waltham & Elgin Pocket Watches
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Elgin Grade 6 Pocket Watch

Grade: 6

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 1730111
Grade: 6
Model: 4
Class: 6
Estimated Production Year: 1885
Run Quantity: 37,000
Grade/Model Run: 7 of 7
Total Production: 193,000
Size: 18s
Jewels: 7j
Movement Configuration: Hunting
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: Full Plate
Barrel: Going
Train: Slow
Regulator: Plain
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
Quality Rating:
U.S. Patents: 77078
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Verifications & Observations

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Verification Serial Map
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  • September 5, 2019:
    Serial Number 1736119 was reported as accurate
  • September 4, 2019:
    Serial Number 1736524 was reported as accurate
  • August 14, 2019:
    Serial Number 1732826 was reported as accurate
  • July 10, 2019:
    Serial Number 1724558 was reported as accurate
  • February 24, 2019:
    Serial Number 1725096 was reported as accurate
  • January 26, 2019:
    Serial Number 1713704 was reported as accurate
  • January 2, 2019:
    Serial Number 1710167 was reported as accurate
  • December 3, 2018:
    Serial Number 1716366 was reported as accurate
  • November 26, 2018:
    Serial Number 1719210 was reported as accurate
  • November 25, 2018:
    Serial Number 1719210 was reported as accurate
  • November 25, 2018:
    Serial Number 1719210 was reported as accurate
  • October 14, 2018:
    Serial Number 1724895 was reported as accurate
  • August 27, 2018:
    Serial Number 1712266 was reported as accurate
  • December 19, 2017:
    Serial Number 1731010 was reported as accurate
  • September 25, 2017:
    Serial Number 1721945 was reported as accurate
  • September 10, 2017:
    Serial Number 1736271 was reported as accurate
  • July 19, 2017:
    Serial Number 1726033 was reported as accurate
  • June 15, 2017:
    Serial Number 1718419 was reported as accurate
  • May 22, 2017:
    Serial Number 1734823 was reported as accurate
  • March 30, 2017:
    Serial Number 1710683 was reported as accurate
  • March 7, 2017:
    Serial Number 1716403 was reported as accurate
  • March 3, 2017:
    Serial Number 1702424 was reported as accurate
  • January 22, 2017:
    Serial Number 1730037 was reported as accurate
  • January 3, 2017:
    Serial Number 1730746 was reported as accurate
  • October 16, 2016:
    Serial Number 1721348 was reported as accurate
  • September 26, 2016:
    Serial Number 1735818 was reported as accurate
  • July 16, 2016:
    Serial Number 1718687 was reported as accurate
  • July 3, 2016:
    Serial Number 1729710 was reported as accurate
  • May 4, 2016:
    Serial Number 1712208 was reported as accurate
  • April 9, 2016:
    Serial Number 1706425 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • March 4, 2016:
    Serial Number 1734459 was reported as accurate
  • January 3, 2016:
    Serial Number 1734373 was reported as accurate
  • January 3, 2016:
    Serial Number 1702653 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • November 7, 2015:
    Serial Number 1720104 was reported as accurate
  • September 11, 2015:
    Serial Number 1706019 was reported as accurate
  • July 15, 2015:
    Serial Number 1730111 was reported as accurate
  • July 14, 2015:
    Serial Number 1711378 was reported as accurate
  • July 14, 2015:
    Serial Number 1733228 was reported as accurate
  • May 20, 2015:
    Serial Number 1730111 was reported as accurate
  • May 18, 2015:
    Serial Number 1714536 was reported as accurate
  • March 15, 2015:
    Serial Number 1705780 was reported as accurate
  • January 4, 2015:
    Serial Number 1708582 was reported as accurate
  • December 20, 2014:
    Serial Number 1734705 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • December 9, 2014:
    Serial Number 1733684 was reported as accurate
  • February 15, 2014:
    Serial Number 1718687 was reported as accurate
  • January 24, 2014:
    Serial Number 1726855 was reported as accurate
  • December 4, 2013:
    Serial Number 1727404 was reported as accurate
  • October 14, 2013:
    Serial Number 1724566 was reported as accurate
  • September 5, 2013:
    Serial Number 1714142 was reported as accurate
  • July 18, 2013:
    Serial Number 1736572 was reported as accurate
  • July 12, 2013:
    Serial Number 1735994 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: The fast - slow adjustment is not on the top plate
    but on the cock
  • July 11, 2013:
    Serial Number 1731892 was reported as accurate
  • June 28, 2013:
    Serial Number 1736610 was reported as accurate
  • June 12, 2013:
    Serial Number 1720986 was reported as accurate
  • May 5, 2013:
    Serial Number 1729694 was reported as accurate
  • April 23, 2013:
    Serial Number 1725935 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • April 22, 2013:
    Serial Number 1730232 was reported as accurate
  • April 2, 2013:
    Serial Number 1704822 was reported as accurate
  • March 28, 2013:
    Serial Number 1719092 was reported as accurate
  • January 29, 2013:
    Serial Number 1714817 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: My watch only has 2 jewels and the time reg. and
    index are on the balance cock from the jewel to
    the screw.
  • January 22, 2013:
    Serial Number 1720114 was reported as accurate
  • January 4, 2013:
    Serial Number 1730232 was reported as accurate
  • December 18, 2012:
    Serial Number 1734526 was reported as accurate
  • December 12, 2012:
    Serial Number 1732109 was reported as accurate
  • November 29, 2012:
    Serial Number 1727742 was reported as accurate
  • November 28, 2012:
    Serial Number 1734106 was reported as accurate
  • November 13, 2012:
    Serial Number 1725459 was reported as accurate
  • October 29, 2012:
    Serial Number 1718080 was reported as accurate
  • August 12, 2012:
    Serial Number 1729629 was reported as accurate
  • April 6, 2012:
    Serial Number 1717168 was reported as accurate
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Elgin Grade 6 Pocket Watch