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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: 291

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 24242270
Grade: 291
Model: 7
Class: 110
Estimated Production Year: 1921
Run Quantity: 11,000
Grade/Model Run: 248 of 424
Total Production: 1,487,000
Size: 16s
Jewels: 7j
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Pendant
Plate: 3/4 Plate
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
Quality Rating:
U.S. Patents: 596407
Data Research: 1927/1950 Elgin Serial List
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Verifications & Observations

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Verification Serial Map
24243000
  • August 19, 2019:
    Serial Number 24242257 was reported as accurate
  • June 22, 2019:
    Serial Number 24234992 was reported as accurate
  • April 18, 2018:
    Serial Number 24241338 was reported as accurate
  • February 20, 2018:
    Serial Number 24236725 was reported as accurate
  • October 4, 2017:
    Serial Number 24233723 was reported as accurate
  • December 16, 2016:
    Serial Number 24236550 was reported as accurate
  • December 11, 2016:
    Serial Number 24236550 was reported as accurate
  • October 22, 2016:
    Serial Number 24232224 was reported as accurate
  • November 22, 2015:
    Serial Number 24237975 was reported as accurate
  • April 7, 2015:
    Serial Number 24240584 was reported as accurate
  • October 19, 2013:
    Serial Number 24232899 was reported as accurate
  • October 19, 2013:
    Serial Number 24232899 was reported as accurate
  • April 13, 2013:
    Serial Number 24238759 was reported as accurate
  • March 20, 2013:
    Serial Number 24238759 was reported as accurate
  • November 11, 2012:
    Serial Number 24232114 was reported as accurate
  • November 5, 2012:
    Serial Number 24233838 was reported as accurate
  • July 23, 2012:
    Serial Number 24233346 was reported as accurate
  • April 15, 2012:
    Serial Number 24240374 was reported as accurate
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