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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 "mechanism" of the watch).
  2. Never use the serial number from the case or any other part.
  3. Always select the correct manufacturer, which is usually stamped on the watch movement or dial.
  4. If the manufacturer is not listed on the site, you may have a "private label" watch or it may not be American-made.
  5. If the serial number includes a letter, enter it along with the number when using the lookup feature.
  6. 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.
  7. Consider uploading images of your watch by creating a collection account on the website. This is compeltely free and assists in promoting research in American horology.
  8. 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: 345

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 26686676
Grade: 345
Model: 3
Class: 114
Estimated Production Year: 1924
Run Quantity: 9,000
Grade/Model Run: 157 of 205
Total Production: 740,900
Size: 12s
Jewels: 17j
Jewel Material: Ruby & Sapphire
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: 1927/1950 Elgin Serial List
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Verifications & Observations

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Verification Serial Map
26689000
  • January 2, 2020:
    Serial Number 26681198 was reported as accurate
  • December 27, 2019:
    Serial Number 26684345 was reported as accurate
  • October 10, 2019:
    Serial Number 26686329 was reported as accurate
  • May 11, 2019:
    Serial Number 26685596 was reported as accurate
  • May 21, 2018:
    Serial Number 26684392 was reported as accurate
  • January 18, 2018:
    Serial Number 26686642 was reported as accurate
  • June 23, 2017:
    Serial Number 26687631 was reported as accurate
  • May 22, 2017:
    Serial Number 26682429 was reported as accurate
  • September 30, 2016:
    Serial Number 26686939 was reported as accurate
  • September 7, 2015:
    Serial Number 26680536 was reported as accurate
  • July 14, 2015:
    Serial Number 26685237 was reported as accurate
  • February 14, 2015:
    Serial Number 26683285 was reported as accurate
  • February 27, 2014:
    Serial Number 26680536 was reported as accurate
  • February 5, 2014:
    Serial Number 26680061 was reported as accurate
  • January 10, 2014:
    Serial Number 26681141 was reported as accurate
  • July 14, 2013:
    Serial Number 26680058 was reported as accurate
  • May 26, 2013:
    Serial Number 26683114 was reported as accurate
  • November 14, 2012:
    Serial Number 26686334 was reported as accurate
  • August 19, 2012:
    Serial Number 26682724 was reported as accurate
  • July 26, 2012:
    Serial Number 26686772 was reported as accurate
  • July 23, 2012:
    Serial Number 26685238 was reported as accurate
  • July 23, 2012:
    Serial Number 26685238 was reported as accurate
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