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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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Elgin Grade 70 Pocket Watch

Grade: 70

B.W. Raymond

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 3793718
Grade: 70
Model: 2
Class: 1
Estimated Production Year: 1890
Run Quantity: 1,000
Grade/Model Run: 35 of 53
Total Production: 74,500
Size: 18s
Jewels: 15j
Movement Configuration: Hunting
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: Full Plate
Barrel: Going
Train: Quick
Regulator: Moseley
Adjusted: Yes
Railroad Grade: Yes
U.S. Patents: 77078
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Verifications & Observations

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  • July 12, 2019:
    Serial Number 3793886 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: stamped 17 jewels, photos uploaded
    Curator Response: Thanks for the report and images. The "17 Jewels" marking is an after-market addition. The lack of the center jewel indicates the movement contains 15 total jewels, consistent with the grade specifications.
  • June 15, 2019:
    Serial Number 3793081 was reported as accurate
  • January 17, 2019:
    Serial Number 3793058 was reported as accurate
  • December 29, 2018:
    Serial Number 3793875 was reported as accurate
  • December 22, 2018:
    Serial Number 3793875 was reported as accurate
  • October 2, 2018:
    Serial Number 3793081 was reported as accurate
  • April 27, 2018:
    Serial Number 3793827 was reported as accurate
  • March 17, 2017:
    Serial Number 3793308 was reported as accurate
  • April 18, 2015:
    Serial Number 3793718 was reported as accurate
  • August 21, 2013:
    Serial Number 3793777 was reported as accurate
  • December 16, 2012:
    Serial Number 3793931 was reported as accurate
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Elgin Grade 70 Pocket Watch