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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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  2. Never use the serial number from the case or any other part.
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  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: 57

G.M. Wheeler

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 45664
Grade: 57
Variation: G.M. Wheeler
Model: 1
Class: 4
Estimated Production Year: 1870
Run Quantity: 2,000
Total Production: 75,146
Size: 18s
Jewels: 11j
Movement Configuration: Either
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Setting: Key
Plate: Full Plate
Barrel: Going
Train: Slow
Regulator: Plain
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
U.S. Patents: 77078
Data Research: c.1950 Elgin Serial List
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Verifications & Observations

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Verification Serial Map
46000
  • March 5, 2019:
    Serial Number 45221 was reported as accurate
  • March 5, 2019:
    Serial Number 45221 was reported as accurate
  • September 14, 2018:
    Serial Number 44354 was reported as accurate
  • March 28, 2018:
    Serial Number 45664 was reported as accurate
  • January 4, 2018:
    Serial Number 45592 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • November 1, 2017:
    Serial Number 44055 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • September 18, 2017:
    Serial Number 45763 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • December 5, 2016:
    Serial Number 44779 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 13j to 11j
  • September 27, 2016:
    Serial Number 44922 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 13j to 11j
  • October 15, 2015:
    Serial Number 45041 was reported as accurate
  • September 23, 2015:
    Serial Number 44352 was reported as accurate
  • September 11, 2015:
    Serial Number 45640 was reported as accurate
  • September 11, 2015:
    Serial Number 45640 was reported as accurate
  • June 29, 2015:
    Serial Number 45021 was reported as accurate
  • May 19, 2015:
    Serial Number 45878 was reported as accurate
  • November 5, 2014:
    Serial Number 45441 was reported as accurate
  • December 25, 2013:
    Serial Number 45984 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
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