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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: 10

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 2604771
Grade: 10
Model: 3
Class: 5
Estimated Production Year: 1888
Run Quantity: 10,000
Total Production: 273,000
Size: 18s
Jewels: 11j
Movement Configuration: Hunting
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: Full Plate
Barrel: Going
Train: Quick
Regulator: Plain
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
U.S. Patents: 77078
Data Research: 1896 Elgin Serial List
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Verifications & Observations

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  • July 20, 2019:
    Serial Number 2607494 was reported as accurate
  • May 7, 2019:
    Serial Number 2608782 was reported as accurate
  • May 6, 2019:
    Serial Number 2609783 was reported as accurate
  • April 11, 2019:
    Serial Number 2608210 was reported as accurate
  • March 12, 2019:
    Serial Number 2604771 was reported as accurate
  • February 23, 2019:
    Serial Number 2607944 was reported as accurate
  • April 25, 2018:
    Serial Number 2609727 was reported as accurate
  • January 31, 2018:
    Serial Number 2608782 was reported as accurate
  • December 15, 2017:
    Serial Number 2601330 was reported as accurate
  • December 8, 2017:
    Serial Number 2608988 was reported as accurate
  • September 24, 2017:
    Serial Number 2607724 was reported as accurate
  • February 2, 2017:
    Serial Number 2608121 was reported as accurate
  • January 9, 2017:
    Serial Number 2604775 was reported as accurate
  • November 23, 2016:
    Serial Number 2603761 was reported as accurate
  • October 26, 2016:
    Serial Number 2609049 was reported as accurate
  • January 10, 2015:
    Serial Number 2607277 was reported as accurate
  • January 5, 2015:
    Serial Number 2608947 was reported as accurate
  • January 2, 2015:
    Serial Number 2606611 was reported as accurate
  • December 29, 2014:
    Serial Number 2603947 was reported as accurate
  • August 25, 2014:
    Serial Number 2609560 was reported as accurate
  • August 24, 2014:
    Serial Number 2604635 was reported as accurate
  • August 15, 2014:
    Serial Number 2603371 was reported as accurate
  • July 12, 2014:
    Serial Number 2601000 was reported as accurate
  • March 19, 2014:
    Serial Number 2605464 was reported as accurate
  • November 21, 2013:
    Serial Number 2609474 was reported as accurate
  • October 20, 2013:
    Serial Number 2601547 was reported as accurate
  • August 7, 2013:
    Serial Number 2603717 was reported as accurate
  • June 9, 2013:
    Serial Number 2602340 was reported as accurate
  • June 9, 2013:
    Serial Number 2602340 was reported as accurate
  • June 8, 2013:
    Serial Number 2602340 was reported as accurate
  • June 8, 2013:
    Serial Number 2602340 was reported as accurate
  • February 15, 2013:
    Serial Number 2608359 was reported as accurate
  • January 19, 2013:
    Serial Number 2607102 was reported as accurate
  • October 28, 2012:
    Serial Number 2605252 was reported as accurate
  • October 10, 2012:
    Serial Number 2604323 was reported as accurate
  • September 12, 2012:
    Serial Number 2609101 was reported as accurate
  • August 14, 2012:
    Serial Number 2602314 was reported as accurate
  • August 1, 2012:
    Serial Number 2604477 was reported as accurate
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