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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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Elgin Grade 387 Pocket Watch

Grade: 387

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 29224000
Grade: 387
Model: 7
Class: 110
Estimated Production Year: 1927
Run Quantity: 2,000
Total Production: 357,700
Size: 16s
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
Train: Quick
Regulator: Moseley
Hairspring: Breguet
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
U.S. Patents: 596407
Data Research: c.1950 Elgin Serial List
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Verifications & Observations

29222001
Verification Serial Map
29224000
  • October 8, 2018:
    Serial Number 29222929 was reported as accurate
  • July 8, 2018:
    Serial Number 29223477 was reported as accurate
  • March 11, 2016:
    Serial Number 29224000 was reported as accurate
  • January 31, 2015:
    Serial Number 29223646 was reported as accurate
  • August 9, 2014:
    Serial Number 29223020 was reported as accurate
  • August 3, 2014:
    Serial Number 29223020 was reported as accurate
  • April 14, 2012:
    Serial Number 29223020 was reported as accurate
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Elgin Grade 387 Pocket Watch