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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:

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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.
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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: 29857390
Grade: 345
Model: 3
Class: 114
Estimated Production Year: 1927
Run Quantity: 9,000
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: c.1950 Elgin Serial List
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Verifications & Observations

29852001
Verification Serial Map
29861000
  • October 29, 2018:
    Serial Number 29856364 was reported as accurate
  • October 7, 2018:
    Serial Number 29858745 was reported as accurate
  • August 19, 2018:
    Serial Number 29856929 was reported as accurate
  • April 27, 2018:
    Serial Number 29858189 was reported as accurate
  • January 1, 2018:
    Serial Number 29852845 was reported as accurate
  • February 15, 2017:
    Serial Number 29853872 was reported as accurate
  • January 30, 2017:
    Serial Number 29853872 was reported as accurate
  • November 23, 2016:
    Serial Number 29853569 was reported as accurate
  • November 14, 2016:
    Serial Number 29858756 was reported as accurate
  • October 12, 2016:
    Serial Number 29858598 was reported as accurate
  • July 23, 2016:
    Serial Number 29856199 was reported as accurate
  • June 28, 2016:
    Serial Number 29853872 was reported as accurate
  • May 11, 2016:
    Serial Number 29853374 was reported as accurate
  • April 27, 2016:
    Serial Number 29855420 was reported as accurate
  • November 16, 2015:
    Serial Number 29860389 was reported as accurate
  • March 19, 2015:
    Serial Number 29853329 was reported as accurate
  • August 19, 2014:
    Serial Number 29859747 was reported as accurate
  • June 22, 2014:
    Serial Number 29852450 was reported as accurate
  • March 9, 2014:
    Serial Number 29857715 was reported as accurate
  • November 18, 2013:
    Serial Number 29856211 was reported as accurate
  • September 12, 2013:
    Serial Number 29859124 was reported as accurate
  • February 3, 2013:
    Serial Number 29859418 was reported as accurate
  • December 15, 2012:
    Serial Number 29857760 was reported as accurate
  • November 22, 2012:
    Serial Number 29855635 was reported as accurate
  • July 17, 2012:
    Serial Number 29853828 was reported as accurate
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