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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.
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  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: 303

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 22435669
Grade: 303
Model: 3
Class: 114
Estimated Production Year: 1920
Run Quantity: 10,000
Grade/Model Run: 211 of 371
Total Production: 2,215,000
Size: 12s
Jewels: 7j
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: Plain
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

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  • August 23, 2019:
    Serial Number 22435675 was reported as accurate
  • May 4, 2019:
    Serial Number 22436436 was reported as accurate
  • April 16, 2019:
    Serial Number 22435328 was reported as accurate
  • September 29, 2017:
    Serial Number 22429330 was reported as accurate
  • January 21, 2016:
    Serial Number 22432741 was reported as accurate
  • July 20, 2015:
    Serial Number 22427849 was reported as accurate
  • July 10, 2013:
    Serial Number 22432107 was reported as accurate
  • May 9, 2013:
    Serial Number 22432978 was reported as accurate
  • May 9, 2013:
    Serial Number 22432978 was reported as accurate
  • April 28, 2013:
    Serial Number 22432107 was reported as accurate
  • March 31, 2013:
    Serial Number 22430534 was reported as accurate
  • March 26, 2013:
    Serial Number 22435192 was reported as accurate
  • December 22, 2012:
    Serial Number 22429411 was reported as accurate
  • October 17, 2012:
    Serial Number 22432836 was reported as accurate