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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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  6. If the manufacturer is not listed on the site, you may have a "private label" watch or it may not be American-made.
  7. 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: 76

H.H. Taylor

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 2299826
Grade: 76
Variation: H.H. Taylor
Model: 5
Class: 8
Estimated Production Year: 1887
Run Quantity: 5,000
Total Production: 19,000
Size: 18s
Jewels: 15j
Jewel Setting: Screw-Set
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Setting: Pendant
Plate: Full Plate
Barrel: Going
Train: Quick
Regulator: Moseley
Hairspring: Breguet
Adjusted: Yes
Railroad Grade: Yes
U.S. Patents: 77078, 347272
Data Research: c.1950 Elgin Serial List
Research Note: #2295711 Verified as Marked "H.H. Taylor" and "Adjusted"
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Verifications & Observations

2295001
Verification Serial Map
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  • November 8, 2018:
    Serial Number 2299826 was reported as accurate
  • June 20, 2018:
    Serial Number 2297459 was reported as accurate
  • June 17, 2018:
    Serial Number 2299637 was reported as accurate
  • February 20, 2018:
    Serial Number 2299512 was reported as accurate
  • January 20, 2018:
    Serial Number 2298145 was reported as accurate
  • January 16, 2018:
    Serial Number 2295458 was reported as accurate
  • December 31, 2017:
    Serial Number 2295711 was reported as accurate
  • October 11, 2017:
    Serial Number 2297408 was reported as accurate
  • December 21, 2016:
    Serial Number 2298705 was reported as accurate
  • October 27, 2015:
    Serial Number 2296360 was reported as accurate
  • April 14, 2015:
    Serial Number 2298161 was reported as accurate
  • July 27, 2014:
    Serial Number 2296041 was reported as accurate
  • March 26, 2014:
    Serial Number 2297073 was reported as accurate
  • January 11, 2014:
    Serial Number 2298924 was reported as accurate
  • December 17, 2013:
    Serial Number 2297823 was reported as accurate
  • October 15, 2013:
    Serial Number 2297936 was reported as accurate
  • September 26, 2013:
    Serial Number 2295342 was reported as accurate
  • September 10, 2013:
    Serial Number 2297138 was reported as accurate
  • September 9, 2013:
    Serial Number 2297136 was reported as accurate
  • August 16, 2013:
    Serial Number 2298899 was reported as accurate
  • July 13, 2013:
    Serial Number 2295728 was reported as accurate
  • May 31, 2013:
    Serial Number 2298141 was reported as accurate
  • March 2, 2013:
    Serial Number 2299765 was reported as accurate
  • January 31, 2013:
    Serial Number 2297918 was reported as accurate
  • January 23, 2013:
    Serial Number 2297073 was reported as accurate
  • December 29, 2012:
    Serial Number 2297065 was reported as accurate
  • November 13, 2012:
    Serial Number 2297007 was reported as accurate
  • September 26, 2012:
    Serial Number 2297007 was reported as accurate
  • August 5, 2012:
    Serial Number 2296041 was reported as accurate
  • July 17, 2012:
    Serial Number 2295460 was reported as accurate
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