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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: 303

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 23592669
Grade: 303
Model: 3
Class: 114
Estimated Production Year: 1921
Run Quantity: 10,000
Grade/Model Run: 225 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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23602000
  • September 24, 2019:
    Serial Number 23593396 was reported as accurate
  • October 6, 2018:
    Serial Number 23593668 was reported as accurate
  • October 6, 2018:
    Serial Number 23593668 was reported as accurate
  • June 21, 2018:
    Serial Number 23593528 was reported as accurate
  • May 1, 2017:
    Serial Number 23592669 was reported as accurate
  • April 23, 2017:
    Serial Number 23599252 was reported as accurate
  • June 18, 2014:
    Serial Number 23597400 was reported as accurate
  • November 15, 2013:
    Serial Number 23593576 was reported as accurate
  • June 28, 2013:
    Serial Number 23595575 was reported as accurate
  • March 13, 2013:
    Serial Number 23594080 was reported as accurate
  • January 26, 2013:
    Serial Number 23596904 was reported as accurate
  • January 16, 2013:
    Serial Number 23593573 was reported as accurate
  • April 19, 2012:
    Serial Number 23592537 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Double Roller changed from Unknown to Yes
  • April 19, 2012:
    Serial Number 23592537 was reported as accurate
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