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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: 70

Elgin Nat'l. Watch Co.

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 564471
Grade: 70
Variation: Elgin Nat'l. Watch Co.
Model: 2
Class: 1
Estimated Production Year: 1878
Run Quantity: 1,000
Grade/Model Run: 10 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

564001
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565000
  • July 14, 2019:
    Serial Number 564289 was reported as accurate
  • September 1, 2018:
    Serial Number 564822 was reported as accurate
  • June 6, 2018:
    Serial Number 564822 was reported as accurate
  • October 23, 2017:
    Serial Number 564480 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 564480 is not marked BWR
    Curator Response: Thanks for the report. If possible, please upload an image of the movement to your collection so we can take a closer look.
  • September 21, 2016:
    Serial Number 564234 was reported as accurate
  • February 15, 2015:
    Serial Number 564681 was reported as accurate
  • February 5, 2015:
    Serial Number 564681 was reported as accurate
  • July 7, 2014:
    Serial Number 564941 was reported as accurate
  • July 5, 2014:
    Serial Number 564941 was reported as accurate
  • October 2, 2013:
    Serial Number 564182 was reported as accurate
  • September 2, 2013:
    Serial Number 564069 was reported as accurate
  • February 18, 2013:
    Serial Number 564047 was reported as accurate
  • August 28, 2012:
    Serial Number 564865 was reported as accurate
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