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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.
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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: 82

G.M. Wheeler

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 6001061
Grade: 82
Model: 3
Class: 4
Estimated Production Year: 1896
Run Quantity: 1,000
Grade/Model Run: 64 of 65
Total Production: 155,000
Size: 18s
Jewels: 13j or 15j
Jewel Setting: Screw-Set
Movement Configuration: Hunting
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: Full Plate
Barrel: Going
Train: Quick
Regulator: Moseley
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
Quality Rating:
U.S. Patents: 77078
Data Research: 1896 Elgin Serial List
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Verifications & Observations

6001001
Verification Serial Map
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  • March 13, 2019:
    Serial Number 6001145 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: marked 17 jewels and U.S.A. and ADJUSTED on barrel
    bridge
    old US export (got from Georgia of former USSR)
    Curator Response: Thanks for the report. If possible, please upload an image of the movement to your collection for further evaluation and documentation.
  • May 23, 2018:
    Serial Number 6001275 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • October 6, 2016:
    Serial Number 6001063 was reported as accurate
  • March 10, 2016:
    Serial Number 6001995 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Pendant set
  • January 9, 2016:
    Serial Number 6001063 was reported as accurate
  • October 24, 2014:
    Serial Number 6001908 was reported as accurate
  • May 30, 2013:
    Serial Number 6001039 was reported as accurate
  • May 30, 2013:
    Serial Number 6001039 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
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