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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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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: 30531494
Grade: 345
Model: 3
Class: 114
Estimated Production Year: 1928
Run Quantity: 10,000
Grade/Model Run: 194 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
30532000
  • December 5, 2019:
    Serial Number 30524454 was reported as accurate
  • December 2, 2019:
    Serial Number 30524111 was reported as accurate
  • September 18, 2019:
    Serial Number 30531942 was reported as accurate
  • September 17, 2019:
    Serial Number 30528366 was reported as accurate
  • July 27, 2019:
    Serial Number 30525209 was reported as accurate
  • March 29, 2019:
    Serial Number 30523040 was reported as accurate
  • March 22, 2019:
    Serial Number 30523040 was reported as accurate
  • March 22, 2019:
    Serial Number 30523040 was reported as accurate
  • March 22, 2019:
    Serial Number 30523040 was reported as accurate
  • January 18, 2019:
    Serial Number 30524535 was reported as accurate
  • November 9, 2018:
    Serial Number 30531989 was reported as accurate
  • September 22, 2018:
    Serial Number 30529415 was reported as accurate
  • September 2, 2018:
    Serial Number 30524658 was reported as accurate
  • August 19, 2018:
    Serial Number 30522826 was reported as accurate
  • July 14, 2018:
    Serial Number 30525133 was reported as accurate
  • July 9, 2018:
    Serial Number 30529415 was reported as accurate
  • May 11, 2018:
    Serial Number 30529853 was reported as accurate
  • April 11, 2018:
    Serial Number 30530628 was reported as accurate
  • August 7, 2017:
    Serial Number 30525587 was reported as accurate
  • February 20, 2017:
    Serial Number 30525850 was reported as accurate
  • December 9, 2016:
    Serial Number 30522641 was reported as accurate
  • November 26, 2016:
    Serial Number 30524360 was reported as accurate
  • July 10, 2016:
    Serial Number 30531590 was reported as accurate
  • July 10, 2016:
    Serial Number 30531590 was reported as accurate
  • May 19, 2016:
    Serial Number 30528684 was reported as accurate
  • May 10, 2016:
    Serial Number 30525428 was reported as accurate
  • May 10, 2016:
    Serial Number 30525428 was reported as accurate
  • April 17, 2016:
    Serial Number 30525656 was reported as accurate
  • April 17, 2016:
    Serial Number 30525656 was reported as accurate
  • April 10, 2016:
    Serial Number 30525342 was reported as accurate
  • November 4, 2015:
    Serial Number 30525428 was reported as accurate
  • November 4, 2015:
    Serial Number 30525428 was reported as accurate
  • November 4, 2015:
    Serial Number 30525428 was reported as accurate
  • October 26, 2015:
    Serial Number 30524900 was reported as accurate
  • February 21, 2015:
    Serial Number 30526645 was reported as accurate
  • October 29, 2014:
    Serial Number 30525428 was reported as accurate
  • September 24, 2014:
    Serial Number 30531620 was reported as accurate
  • March 9, 2014:
    Serial Number 30522005 was reported as accurate
  • November 25, 2013:
    Serial Number 30527574 was reported as accurate
  • October 15, 2013:
    Serial Number 30528805 was reported as accurate
  • August 2, 2013:
    Serial Number 30524920 was reported as accurate
  • July 19, 2013:
    Serial Number 30522394 was reported as accurate
  • July 10, 2013:
    Serial Number 30522877 was reported as accurate
  • June 27, 2013:
    Serial Number 30525855 was reported as accurate
  • January 15, 2013:
    Serial Number 30525078 was reported as accurate
  • January 15, 2013:
    Serial Number 30525078 was reported as accurate
  • January 15, 2013:
    Serial Number 30525078 was reported as accurate
  • January 2, 2013:
    Serial Number 30523261 was reported as accurate
  • December 16, 2012:
    Serial Number 30525708 was reported as accurate
  • December 11, 2012:
    Serial Number 30525708 was reported as accurate
  • October 8, 2012:
    Serial Number 30525693 was reported as accurate
  • September 17, 2012:
    Serial Number 30529657 was reported as accurate
  • July 18, 2012:
    Serial Number 30531909 was reported as accurate
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