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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: 315

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 25475228
Grade: 315
Model: 3
Class: 114
Estimated Production Year: 1923
Run Quantity: 6,000
Total Production: 1,033,900
Size: 12s
Jewels: 15j
Jewel Setting: Screw-Set
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: Moseley
Hairspring: Breguet
Standard Dial Type: Single-Sunk
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
U.S. Patents: 596407
Data Research: c.1950 Elgin Serial List
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Verifications & Observations

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Verification Serial Map
25476000
  • November 1, 2018:
    Serial Number 25475053 was reported as accurate
  • September 11, 2018:
    Serial Number 25470813 was reported as accurate
  • April 15, 2018:
    Serial Number 25472397 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • February 17, 2018:
    Serial Number 25471244 was reported as accurate
  • January 24, 2018:
    Serial Number 25472397 was reported as accurate
  • January 7, 2018:
    Serial Number 25475185 was reported as accurate
  • December 8, 2017:
    Serial Number 25475228 was reported as accurate
  • August 7, 2017:
    Serial Number 25475228 was reported as accurate
  • March 12, 2017:
    Serial Number 25472397 was reported as accurate
  • December 25, 2016:
    Serial Number 25472397 was reported as accurate
  • May 10, 2016:
    Serial Number 25473402 was reported as accurate
  • September 19, 2015:
    Serial Number 25473520 was reported as accurate
  • October 27, 2014:
    Serial Number 25471438 was reported as accurate
  • December 26, 2013:
    Serial Number 25474341 was reported as accurate
  • November 10, 2013:
    Serial Number 25473497 was reported as accurate
  • April 22, 2013:
    Serial Number 25475338 was reported as accurate
  • November 18, 2012:
    Serial Number 25473590 was reported as accurate
  • August 23, 2012:
    Serial Number 25470768 was reported as accurate
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