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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: 27627798
Grade: 291
Model: 7
Class: 110
Estimated Production Year: 1925
Run Quantity: 8,000
Grade/Model Run: 291 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
27629000
  • September 6, 2019:
    Serial Number 27624790 was reported as accurate
  • October 18, 2017:
    Serial Number 27625199 was reported as accurate
  • July 19, 2016:
    Serial Number 27625497 was reported as accurate
  • July 7, 2016:
    Serial Number 27628084 was reported as accurate
  • December 29, 2015:
    Serial Number 27623773 was reported as accurate
  • November 19, 2014:
    Serial Number 27626492 was reported as accurate
  • November 1, 2014:
    Serial Number 27626492 was reported as accurate
  • October 30, 2014:
    Serial Number 27626492 was reported as accurate
  • October 30, 2014:
    Serial Number 27626492 was reported as accurate
  • May 11, 2014:
    Serial Number 27621951 was reported as accurate
  • May 28, 2013:
    Serial Number 27621951 was reported as accurate
  • May 7, 2013:
    Serial Number 27621131 was reported as accurate
  • August 27, 2012:
    Serial Number 27628312 was reported as accurate
  • June 27, 2012:
    Serial Number 27627135 was reported as accurate
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