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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).
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Pocket Watch Serial Number Lookup - Hamilton, South Bend, Illinois, Rockford, Waltham & Elgin Pocket Watches
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Grade: 43

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 2114180
Grade: 43
Model: 5
Class: 10
Estimated Production Year: 1887
Run Quantity: 5,000
Grade/Model Run: 1 of 43
Total Production: 72,000
Size: 18s
Jewels: 11j
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Half-Nickel
Movement Setting: Pendant
Plate: Full Plate
Barrel: Going
Train: Quick
Regulator: Plain
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
U.S. Patents: 77078, 347272
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Verifications & Observations

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2115000
  • September 25, 2019:
    Serial Number 2113770 was reported as accurate
  • September 18, 2019:
    Serial Number 2114028 was reported as accurate
  • August 14, 2019:
    Serial Number 2111660 was reported as accurate
  • July 29, 2019:
    Serial Number 2112900 was reported as accurate
  • July 21, 2019:
    Serial Number 2111550 was reported as accurate
  • February 11, 2019:
    Serial Number 2111875 was reported as accurate
  • June 15, 2018:
    Serial Number 2110073 was reported as accurate
  • June 5, 2018:
    Serial Number 2111576 was reported as accurate
  • February 6, 2018:
    Serial Number 2114974 was reported as accurate
  • August 22, 2017:
    Serial Number 2111108 was reported as accurate
  • March 31, 2017:
    Serial Number 2114894 was reported as accurate
  • March 29, 2017:
    Serial Number 2112960 was reported as accurate
  • June 19, 2016:
    Serial Number 2111552 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Half-Nickel
  • June 19, 2016:
    Serial Number 2111552 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Half-Nickel
  • June 17, 2016:
    Serial Number 2114182 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Half-Nickel
  • April 18, 2016:
    Serial Number 2111220 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Half-Nickel
  • February 18, 2016:
    Serial Number 2110542 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Half-Nickel
  • July 2, 2015:
    Serial Number 2114361 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Half-Nickel
  • March 25, 2015:
    Serial Number 2110370 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Half-Nickel
  • March 25, 2015:
    Serial Number 2110370 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Half-Nickel
  • March 25, 2015:
    Serial Number 2110370 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Half-Nickel
  • February 12, 2015:
    Serial Number 2111291 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Half-Nickel
  • January 22, 2015:
    Serial Number 2113464 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Half-Nickel
  • October 26, 2014:
    Serial Number 2111376 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Half-Nickel
  • October 18, 2014:
    Serial Number 2114394 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Half-Nickel
  • September 25, 2014:
    Serial Number 2110878 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Half-Nickel
  • July 22, 2014:
    Serial Number 2112514 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Half-Nickel
  • May 12, 2014:
    Serial Number 2114394 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Half-Nickel
  • September 10, 2013:
    Serial Number 2112815 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Half-Nickel
  • July 24, 2013:
    Serial Number 2113141 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Half-Nickel
  • April 9, 2013:
    Serial Number 2112399 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Half-Nickel
  • February 4, 2013:
    Serial Number 2111339 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Half-Nickel
  • July 18, 2012:
    Serial Number 2114168 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 15 JEWELS NOT 11
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Half-Nickel
  • June 23, 2012:
    Serial Number 2114238 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Half-Nickel
  • June 17, 2012:
    Serial Number 2114028 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Half-Nickel
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