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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: 495

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 36779384
Grade: 495
Model: 4
Estimated Production Year: 1937
Run Quantity: 2,000
Total Production: 55,000
Size: 12s
Jewels: 17j
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Pendant
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Barrel: Going
Train: Quick
Regulator: Moseley
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Railroad Grade: No
U.S. Patents: 77078, 596407
Data Research: c.1950 Elgin Serial List
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Verifications & Observations

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Verification Serial Map
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  • August 5, 2017:
    Serial Number 36779711 was reported as accurate
  • November 7, 2016:
    Serial Number 36779234 was reported as accurate
  • June 30, 2015:
    Serial Number 36779157 was reported as accurate
  • November 30, 2012:
    Serial Number 36778444 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Size changed from 14 to 12
    Adjusted changed from No to Yes
  • September 23, 2012:
    Serial Number 36779278 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Size changed from 14 to 12
    Adjusted changed from No to Yes
  • August 4, 2012:
    Serial Number 36778709 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Size changed from 14 to 12
    Adjusted changed from No to Yes
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