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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: 96

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 5765915
Grade: 96
Model: 4
Class: 6
Estimated Production Year: 1895
Run Quantity: 10,000
Grade/Model Run: 70 of 106
Total Production: 566,000
Size: 18s
Jewels: 7j
Movement Configuration: Hunting
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Setting: Lever
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
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Verifications & Observations

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  • December 10, 2018:
    Serial Number 5765915 was reported as accurate
  • September 20, 2018:
    Serial Number 5759553 was reported as accurate
  • June 28, 2016:
    Serial Number 5763572 was reported as accurate
  • May 16, 2016:
    Serial Number 5763647 was reported as accurate
  • February 26, 2016:
    Serial Number 5762785 was reported as accurate
  • October 10, 2015:
    Serial Number 5767427 was reported as accurate
  • February 23, 2015:
    Serial Number 5763886 was reported as accurate
  • February 6, 2015:
    Serial Number 5758425 was reported as accurate
  • January 26, 2015:
    Serial Number 5760453 was reported as accurate
  • November 24, 2013:
    Serial Number 5764762 was reported as accurate
  • November 24, 2013:
    Serial Number 5764762 was reported as accurate
  • May 29, 2013:
    Serial Number 5759705 was reported as accurate