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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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Grade: 10

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 2201818
Grade: 10
Model: 3
Class: 5
Estimated Production Year: 1887
Run Quantity: 10,000
Grade/Model Run: 20 of 82
Total Production: 273,000
Size: 18s
Jewels: 11j
Movement Configuration: Hunting
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: Full Plate
Barrel: Going
Train: Quick
Regulator: Plain
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
U.S. Patents: 77078
Data Research: 1896 Elgin Serial List
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Verifications & Observations

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Verification Serial Map
2210000
  • October 24, 2019:
    Serial Number 2209669 was reported as accurate
  • October 8, 2019:
    Serial Number 2209669 was reported as accurate
  • September 13, 2019:
    Serial Number 2202554 was reported as accurate
  • July 31, 2019:
    Serial Number 2207327 was reported as accurate
  • July 25, 2019:
    Serial Number 2206986 was reported as accurate
  • December 11, 2018:
    Serial Number 2200461 was reported as accurate
  • August 11, 2018:
    Serial Number 2205721 was reported as accurate
  • July 24, 2018:
    Serial Number 2206231 was reported as accurate
  • April 9, 2018:
    Serial Number 2204122 was reported as accurate
  • February 15, 2018:
    Serial Number 2203218 was reported as accurate
  • June 27, 2017:
    Serial Number 2205730 was reported as accurate
  • April 29, 2017:
    Serial Number 2206660 was reported as accurate
  • January 12, 2017:
    Serial Number 2201279 was reported as accurate
  • December 28, 2016:
    Serial Number 2201279 was reported as accurate
  • November 19, 2016:
    Serial Number 2203218 was reported as accurate
  • July 27, 2016:
    Serial Number 2208395 was reported as accurate
  • June 20, 2016:
    Serial Number 2200159 was reported as accurate
  • March 22, 2016:
    Serial Number 2207342 was reported as accurate
  • May 19, 2015:
    Serial Number 2205767 was reported as accurate
  • January 23, 2015:
    Serial Number 2208571 was reported as accurate
  • May 25, 2014:
    Serial Number 2201970 was reported as accurate
  • March 14, 2014:
    Serial Number 2208571 was reported as accurate
  • October 3, 2013:
    Serial Number 2205670 was reported as accurate
  • March 9, 2013:
    Serial Number 2202981 was reported as accurate
  • January 19, 2013:
    Serial Number 2204401 was reported as accurate
  • December 5, 2012:
    Serial Number 2207735 was reported as accurate
  • November 21, 2012:
    Serial Number 2203433 was reported as accurate
  • November 21, 2012:
    Serial Number 2203433 was reported as accurate
  • September 30, 2012:
    Serial Number 2205066 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Previously stated was incorrect for this item:
    Used Case # instead of movement..
    Item # probably correct...
  • September 30, 2012:
    Serial Number 2205066 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Says its a:
    6/s
    7j
    1885
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