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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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Grade: 73

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 5648663
Grade: 73
Model: 5
Class: 11
Estimated Production Year: 1895
Run Quantity: 15,000
Grade/Model Run: 73 of 117
Total Production: 659,000
Size: 18s
Jewels: 7j
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Setting: Pendant
Plate: Full Plate
Barrel: Going
Train: Quick
Regulator: Plain
Standard Dial Type: Single-Sunk
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
Quality Rating:
U.S. Patents: 77078, 347272
Data Research: 1896 Elgin Serial List
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Verifications & Observations

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Verification Serial Map
5653000
  • September 20, 2019:
    Serial Number 5643770 was reported as accurate
  • August 1, 2019:
    Serial Number 5652969 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • October 10, 2018:
    Serial Number 5644479 was reported as accurate
  • October 2, 2018:
    Serial Number 5639044 was reported as accurate
  • October 20, 2017:
    Serial Number 5650835 was reported as accurate
  • October 7, 2017:
    Serial Number 5643526 was reported as accurate
  • September 24, 2017:
    Serial Number 5641854 was reported as accurate
  • September 24, 2017:
    Serial Number 5647940 was reported as accurate
  • May 25, 2017:
    Serial Number 5641315 was reported as accurate
  • December 3, 2016:
    Serial Number 5649505 was reported as accurate
  • September 10, 2016:
    Serial Number 5651244 was reported as accurate
  • June 19, 2015:
    Serial Number 5644944 was reported as accurate
  • June 19, 2015:
    Serial Number 5644944 was reported as accurate
  • November 5, 2014:
    Serial Number 5649919 was reported as accurate
  • May 10, 2014:
    Serial Number 5643895 was reported as accurate
  • January 23, 2014:
    Serial Number 5648442 was reported as accurate
  • October 30, 2013:
    Serial Number 5642532 was reported as accurate
  • October 12, 2013:
    Serial Number 5642847 was reported as accurate
  • October 12, 2013:
    Serial Number 5642847 was reported as accurate
  • May 31, 2013:
    Serial Number 5648972 was reported as accurate
  • January 23, 2013:
    Serial Number 5639801 was reported as accurate
  • April 4, 2012:
    Serial Number 5643560 was reported as accurate
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