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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 "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 313 Pocket Watch
Elgin Grade 313 Pocket Watch

Grade: 313

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 21492957
Grade: 313
Model: 7
Class: 110
Estimated Production Year: 1919
Run Quantity: 3,000
Grade/Model Run: 164 of 278
Total Production: 524,000
Size: 16s
Jewels: 15j
Jewel Setting: Screw-Set
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Pendant
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Double Roller: Yes
Barrel: Going
Balance Type: Expansion
Balance Jewel Material: Ruby
Train: Quick
Regulator: Moseley
Hairspring: Breguet
Standard Dial Type: Single-Sunk
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
U.S. Patents: 596407
Data Research: 1927/1950 Elgin Serial List
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Verifications & Observations

21492001
Verification Serial Map
21495000
  • April 11, 2017:
    Serial Number 21494377 was reported as accurate
  • January 28, 2016:
    Serial Number 21493970 was reported as accurate
  • July 6, 2015:
    Serial Number 21493972 was reported as accurate
  • October 11, 2014:
    Serial Number 21493226 was reported as accurate
  • December 5, 2012:
    Serial Number 21494083 was reported as accurate
  • November 13, 2012:
    Serial Number 21492522 was reported as accurate
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Elgin Grade 313 Pocket Watch
Elgin Grade 313 Pocket Watch