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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: 303

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 32160497
Grade: 303
Model: 3
Class: 114
Estimated Production Year: 1930
Run Quantity: 12,000
Total Production: 2,215,000
Size: 12s
Jewels: 7j
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: Plain
Hairspring: Breguet
Standard Dial Type: Single-Sunk
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
Quality Rating:
U.S. Patents: 596407
Data Research: c.1950 Elgin Serial List
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Verifications & Observations

32150001
Verification Serial Map
32162000
  • November 18, 2018:
    Serial Number 32157041 was reported as accurate
  • May 21, 2017:
    Serial Number 32154523 was reported as accurate
  • May 21, 2017:
    Serial Number 32154523 was reported as accurate
  • October 4, 2015:
    Serial Number 32158404 was reported as accurate
  • February 26, 2015:
    Serial Number 32157646 was reported as accurate
  • March 22, 2014:
    Serial Number 32152246 was reported as accurate
  • March 10, 2014:
    Serial Number 32151418 was reported as accurate
  • January 25, 2014:
    Serial Number 32153335 was reported as accurate
  • June 12, 2013:
    Serial Number 32151418 was reported as accurate
  • February 22, 2013:
    Serial Number 32161055 was reported as accurate
  • August 30, 2012:
    Serial Number 32158064 was reported as accurate
  • July 10, 2012:
    Serial Number 32160487 was reported as accurate
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