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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.
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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: 95

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 2399325
Grade: 95
Model: 1
Class: 52
Estimated Production Year: 1887
Run Quantity: 20,000
Grade/Model Run: 3 of 56
Total Production: 409,000
Size: 6s
Jewels: 7j
Movement Configuration: Hunting
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Barrel: Going
Train: Quick
Regulator: Plain
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
Quality Rating:
U.S. Patents: 77078
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Verifications & Observations

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  • February 9, 2019:
    Serial Number 2396786 was reported as accurate
  • August 9, 2018:
    Serial Number 2388909 was reported as accurate
  • June 2, 2018:
    Serial Number 2385237 was reported as accurate
  • March 26, 2018:
    Serial Number 2392385 was reported as accurate
  • February 16, 2018:
    Serial Number 2396494 was reported as accurate
  • January 21, 2018:
    Serial Number 2382956 was reported as accurate
  • June 30, 2017:
    Serial Number 2388159 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • June 25, 2017:
    Serial Number 2384007 was reported as accurate
  • June 3, 2017:
    Serial Number 2398456 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • January 8, 2017:
    Serial Number 2392958 was reported as accurate
  • November 2, 2016:
    Serial Number 2385040 was reported as accurate
  • October 24, 2016:
    Serial Number 2385040 was reported as accurate
  • August 11, 2016:
    Serial Number 2387910 was reported as accurate
  • June 13, 2016:
    Serial Number 2383430 was reported as accurate
  • June 11, 2016:
    Serial Number 2383430 was reported as accurate
  • February 22, 2016:
    Serial Number 2382367 was reported as accurate
  • November 30, 2015:
    Serial Number 2390069 was reported as accurate
  • March 2, 2015:
    Serial Number 2395930 was reported as accurate
  • October 2, 2014:
    Serial Number 2394643 was reported as accurate
  • September 4, 2014:
    Serial Number 2383855 was reported as accurate
  • April 15, 2014:
    Serial Number 2389790 was reported as accurate
  • April 15, 2014:
    Serial Number 2389790 was reported as accurate
  • April 11, 2014:
    Serial Number 2383831 was reported as accurate
  • March 17, 2014:
    Serial Number 2398646 was reported as accurate
  • March 10, 2014:
    Serial Number 2391795 was reported as accurate
  • March 2, 2014:
    Serial Number 2389790 was reported as accurate
  • February 8, 2014:
    Serial Number 2392211 was reported as accurate
  • February 4, 2014:
    Serial Number 2380749 was reported as accurate
  • January 15, 2014:
    Serial Number 2399736 was reported as accurate
  • December 2, 2013:
    Serial Number 2393937 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Back of plate says 11 jewel ..2393937
  • November 23, 2013:
    Serial Number 2385352 was reported as accurate
  • November 4, 2013:
    Serial Number 2395388 was reported as accurate
  • July 26, 2013:
    Serial Number 2385505 was reported as accurate
  • July 24, 2013:
    Serial Number 2386928 was reported as accurate
  • July 3, 2013:
    Serial Number 2381097 was reported as accurate
  • June 29, 2013:
    Serial Number 2386031 was reported as accurate
  • June 15, 2013:
    Serial Number 2398278 was reported as accurate
  • April 10, 2013:
    Serial Number 2381965 was reported as accurate
  • November 21, 2012:
    Serial Number 2394398 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: my movements states that there are 15 jewels not 7
  • October 21, 2012:
    Serial Number 2381406 was reported as accurate
  • September 19, 2012:
    Serial Number 2380280 was reported as accurate
  • May 4, 2012:
    Serial Number 2390917 was reported as accurate
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