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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 "mechanism" of the watch).
  2. Never use the serial number from the case or any other part.
  3. Always select the correct manufacturer, which is usually stamped on the watch movement or dial.
  4. If the manufacturer is not listed on the site, you may have a "private label" watch or it may not be American-made.
  5. If the serial number includes a letter, enter it along with the number when using the lookup feature.
  6. 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.
  7. Consider uploading images of your watch by creating a collection account on the website. This is compeltely free and assists in promoting research in American horology.
  8. 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: 113

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 3210767
Grade: 113
Model: 1
Class: 60
Estimated Production Year: 1889
Run Quantity: 3,000
Grade/Model Run: 6 of 39
Total Production: 71,000
Size: 0s
Jewels: 11j
Movement Configuration: Hunting
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Setting: Pendant
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Barrel: Going
Train: Quick
Regulator: Plain
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
U.S. Patents: 77078
Data Research: 1896 Elgin Serial List
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Verifications & Observations

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Verification Serial Map
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  • October 4, 2019:
    Serial Number 3212161 was reported as accurate
  • July 1, 2019:
    Serial Number 3212330 was reported as accurate
  • March 30, 2019:
    Serial Number 3211751 was reported as accurate
  • December 15, 2018:
    Serial Number 3212258 was reported as accurate
  • July 10, 2018:
    Serial Number 3210516 was reported as accurate
  • September 4, 2017:
    Serial Number 3210121 was reported as accurate
  • December 23, 2016:
    Serial Number 3211626 was reported as accurate
  • April 28, 2016:
    Serial Number 3211798 was reported as accurate
  • January 5, 2016:
    Serial Number 3210771 was reported as accurate
  • September 7, 2013:
    Serial Number 3212250 was reported as accurate
  • September 19, 2012:
    Serial Number 3212108 was reported as accurate
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