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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 "guts" of the watch).
  2. Never use the serial number from the case or any other part.
  3. If the serial number includes a letter, enter it along with the number when using the lookup feature.
  4. 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.
  5. Always select the correct manufacturer, which is usually stamped on the watch movement.
  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: 75

Elgin Nat’l Watch Co.

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 2368786
Grade: 75
Variation: Elgin Nat’l Watch Co.
Model: 5
Class: 9
Estimated Production Year: 1887
Run Quantity: 5,000
Grade/Model Run: 2 of 52
Total Production: 98,000
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
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
U.S. Patents: 77078, 347272
Data Research: 1896 Elgin Serial List
1904 Elgin Serial List
1915 Elgin Serial List
1927/1950 Elgin Serial List
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Verifications & Observations

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Verification Serial Map
2370000
  • February 5, 2019:
    Serial Number 2368021 was reported as accurate
  • November 6, 2018:
    Serial Number 2369529 was reported as accurate
  • February 16, 2018:
    Serial Number 2365491 was reported as accurate
  • August 18, 2017:
    Serial Number 2369963 was reported as accurate
  • March 13, 2017:
    Serial Number 2367876 was reported as accurate
  • November 23, 2015:
    Serial Number 2365210 was reported as accurate
  • October 31, 2015:
    Serial Number 2367924 was reported as accurate
  • June 6, 2015:
    Serial Number 2366253 was reported as accurate
  • November 19, 2014:
    Serial Number 2366947 was reported as accurate
  • August 7, 2014:
    Serial Number 2365582 was reported as accurate
  • August 7, 2014:
    Serial Number 2365582 was reported as accurate
  • July 19, 2014:
    Serial Number 2365445 was reported as accurate
  • December 21, 2013:
    Serial Number 2365819 was reported as accurate
  • November 11, 2013:
    Serial Number 2365632 was reported as accurate
  • July 10, 2013:
    Serial Number 2368285 was reported as accurate
  • June 4, 2013:
    Serial Number 2369638 was reported as accurate
  • May 7, 2013:
    Serial Number 2369638 was reported as accurate
  • April 26, 2012:
    Serial Number 2368930 was reported as accurate
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