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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.
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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: 76

"H.H. Taylor" or "Elgin Nat'l. Watch Co."

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 2684922
Grade: 76
Variation: Mixed
Model: 5
Class: 8
Estimated Production Year: 1888
Run Quantity: 5,000
Grade/Model Run: 2 of 11
Total Production: 19,000
Size: 18s
Jewels: 15j
Jewel Setting: Screw-Set
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Setting: Pendant
Plate: Full Plate
Barrel: Going
Train: Quick
Regulator: Moseley
Hairspring: Breguet
Adjusted: Yes
Railroad Grade: Yes
U.S. Patents: 77078, 347272
Data Research: 1896 Elgin Serial List
1904 Elgin Serial List
1915 Elgin Serial List
1927/1950 Elgin Serial List
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Verifications & Observations

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Verification Serial Map
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  • June 1, 2019:
    Serial Number 2680277 was reported as accurate
  • May 15, 2019:
    Serial Number 2684261 was reported as accurate
  • December 30, 2018:
    Serial Number 2684951 was reported as accurate
  • December 24, 2018:
    Serial Number 2682749 was reported as accurate
  • December 9, 2018:
    Serial Number 2684571 was reported as accurate
  • August 22, 2018:
    Serial Number 2680789 was reported as accurate
  • April 21, 2018:
    Serial Number 2682742 was reported as accurate
  • January 30, 2018:
    Serial Number 2682035 was reported as accurate
  • June 10, 2017:
    Serial Number 2680325 was reported as accurate
  • December 17, 2016:
    Serial Number 2681318 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • November 7, 2016:
    Serial Number 2684082 was reported as accurate
  • May 19, 2016:
    Serial Number 2682933 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: H.H. Tyler.
  • December 15, 2015:
    Serial Number 2681711 was reported as accurate
  • November 28, 2015:
    Serial Number 2681711 was reported as accurate
  • November 24, 2015:
    Serial Number 2681711 was reported as accurate
  • August 17, 2015:
    Serial Number 2680855 was reported as accurate
  • August 12, 2015:
    Serial Number 2683007 was reported as accurate
  • May 18, 2015:
    Serial Number 2680704 was reported as accurate
  • March 5, 2015:
    Serial Number 2680704 was reported as accurate
  • December 5, 2014:
    Serial Number 2684482 was reported as accurate
  • December 3, 2014:
    Serial Number 2684482 was reported as accurate
  • October 5, 2014:
    Serial Number 2682450 was reported as accurate
  • July 20, 2014:
    Serial Number 2683645 was reported as accurate
  • March 17, 2014:
    Serial Number 2681054 was reported as accurate
  • January 17, 2014:
    Serial Number 2682701 was reported as accurate
  • January 6, 2014:
    Serial Number 2683664 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • September 6, 2013:
    Serial Number 2681823 was reported as accurate
  • June 13, 2013:
    Serial Number 2682947 was reported as accurate
  • June 12, 2013:
    Serial Number 2682947 was reported as accurate
  • April 2, 2013:
    Serial Number 2681205 was reported as accurate
  • February 14, 2013:
    Serial Number 2682549 was reported as accurate
  • February 10, 2013:
    Serial Number 2682549 was reported as accurate
  • February 1, 2013:
    Serial Number 2682336 was reported as accurate
  • September 13, 2012:
    Serial Number 2682494 was reported as accurate
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